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Illegal operation message at start-up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by lmyers, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. lmyers

    lmyers Thread Starter

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    For the past 2 weeks I have been getting the following message at start-up:

    WUCRTUPD
    This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. WUCRTUPD caused a general protection fault in module WUCRTUPD.exe at 023F:01005972.

    Or I get this message:

    Explorer
    This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.

    I have run Microsoft RegClean but it finds nothing to correct.

    My system is a Pentium 233 with 128 mb dram running Windows 98SE. Here is my start-up list:

    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    Realtime Monitor Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\realmon.exe"
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    InCD Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    TaskMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    CriticalUpdate Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    InoTask Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\InoTask.exe
    InoRT Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\InoRT9x.exe
    SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe


    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Larry
     
  2. Davey7549

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    Larry
    I did not download the Critical Updater for several reasons:

    1) Because of the inherent problems with it as you just found out.
    2) Do not need something checking every five minutes for updates.
    3) Most of the items at the MS site are not anything I would use.

    The only value of it I believe is a reminder to check every now and then for Critical Security updates which I do manually as a routine.

    Here is two links that will give you some more info about it.

    First one here scroll down to Wucrtupd and see what it says in the right hand column.
    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_w.htm

    And this one gives you suggestions on what you could try.
    http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/troub-312.shtml

    IMHO I would just disable it in the MSconfig startups.

    Dave
     
  3. lmyers

    lmyers Thread Starter

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    Dave,

    Thanks for the help. I have un-installed the "critical update" aplication and removed it from my start-up list. Do you see any other problem items or unnecessary items in my start-up list?

    Thanks,
    Larry
     
  4. Davey7549

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    The startup list (Msconfig Startup Tab) you presented is actually only a very small portion of what could be starting and affecting your system. If you download and run Startuplist from Here and post back the results this would give us a better view of what else there is.

    Here is also three reference sites that will list and explain mostly everything you will encounter in startups and give recommendations about their necessity.

    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
    also
    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm
    also
    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Uncheck.htm

    Dave
     
  5. lmyers

    lmyers Thread Starter

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    Thanks Dave,

    I have reduced the list of start-up items based on recommendations of the above sites.

    Larry
     
  6. Davey7549

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    That I presume is the Msconfig Startup tab. There is plenty more that the Startuplist program could uncover which you may wish to have a look at.

    What you are displaying is rather trim.

    Dave
     
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