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Illegal operation error

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Steppinstone, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. Steppinstone

    Steppinstone Thread Starter

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    I am gettting the illegal operation error whenever I go into display properties, this has been happening for about a week. Here is the error message. Any ideas? Laymans terms please! Thanks Chari

    RUNDLL32 caused an invalid page fault in
    module OLEAUT32.DLL at 016f:653ba65c.
    Registers:
    EAX=000000c2 CS=016f EIP=653ba65c EFLGS=00010212
    EBX=00000008 SS=0177 ESP=01d5f734 EBP=653ce5b8
    ECX=653cc5a0 DS=0177 ESI=00e80000 FS=4fd7
    EDX=00000008 ES=0177 EDI=00e80000 GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    8b 47 04 8b 0f 3b c2 89 4c 24 14 8b f1 8d 9f f8
    Stack dump:
    653cc5b8 00e80000 653ce5b8 00000008 653ba45e 00e80000 000000c2 00000008 00000000 00000000 bff76ec4 00000080 653cc5a0 653b528d 00000008 00000000
     
  2. Davey7549

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    Chari
    The first item would try is replacing your OLEAUT32.DLL with a new copy applicable for your OS. If you go here http://www.drd.dyndns.org/index2.html click DLL Search, then start search, input OLEAUT32.DLL you will find the one applicaple. Download it and copy it to C:\Windows\System folder.

    Let us know if that helps correct the problem.

    Dave
     
  3. Steppinstone

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    I downloaded the file, it said the file already exisited do you wish to replace, said yes then it gets to the 99% download mark and pops up with cannot create or replace file Oleaut32 specified file is being used by windows.
    I thought pehaps it might have something to do with the desk top picture so I took it off and tried again with the same results.
    Chari
     
  4. VirtualMe

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    Go to Start/run, and type SFC.
    Choose 'Extract One File From Installation Disk'.

    Type oleaut32.dll, not worrying about its location. Then, click Start.

    Next to 'Restore From', type in or browse for the file’s location, which is probably in the Win98 folder of your installation CD-ROM (typically D:\Win98), or in your Windows\Options\Cabs folder, as the case may be.

    Then, next to 'Save File In', enter C:\Windows\System, and click OK. System File Checker looks for the file, saves it as you requested, and then tells you that 'the file has been successfully extracted'.

    Reboot.

    As an alternative, or if the W98 setup CD is not available, use the Mcrepair.exe utility found HERE

    http://download.microsoft.com/downl...US/mcrepair.EXE

    When the downloaded file is run it will prompt that the files replaced are older than the ones on the computer. This is the action necessary. Choose "yes" to overwrite the newer files.

    It replaces the damaged oleaut32.dll also.
     
  5. Steppinstone

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    Thanks Virtual me Your fix worked! Thanks to you too Davey!!! Have A Great Day!
     
  6. VirtualMe

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    Glad it worked.

    You have a nice day also. :D
     
  7. Steppinstone

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    It worked for a couple of days and is now back to the same error message that is in my original post. I tried the fix again but it didnt work this time! Any more ideas
    it is more of an annoyance then anything as I am not noticing any other issues as a result to this problem. Thanks, Chari
     
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