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illegal operation ????

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by rookie-1, Jan 5, 2002.

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  1. rookie-1

    rookie-1 Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2002
    I amrunning win 98 and every time I boot up a error message appears " Servers ( illegal operation ) I can x it out only its a bit of a pain any ideas on how to remove. I was with hi speed access but changed back to modem
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    Hi rookie-1,

    Is this reall all you're getting? " Servers ( illegal operation )"?

    This doesn't sound like any Windows error I've seen before.

    Have you got the complete text of this error for us, please?

  3. rookie-1

    rookie-1 Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2002
    Hello Tony
    Thanks for replying and helping me out, the reply just say's illegal operation any ideas?
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    Not really, no.
    It isn't clear what application's causing this error.

    Could you please post your startups?

    Go to Start/run, and type Msinfo32, followed by OK.
    Go to Software Environment/Startup Programs.
    Now click Edit/'Select all', and then 'copy'
    Paste the contents in your post.
  5. rookie-1

    rookie-1 Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2002
    Hi Tony
    Here's the info thaks again for the assist

    CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet Sweep Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\csinsm32.exe"
    Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe"
    Microsoft Office Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE" -b -l
    MoneyAgent Registry (Per-User Run) "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
    Start WingMan Profiler Registry (Per-User Run) "c:\Program Files\Logitech\WingMan Software\Lwtest.exe" /detect /quiet /launch "c:\Program Files\Logitech\WingMan Software\LwEmon.exe /noui"
    MSMSGS Registry (Per-User Run) "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    TaskMonitor Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\taskmon.exe
    OEMCleanup Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\OEMRESET.EXE
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    Microsoft IntelliType Pro Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\speedkey.exe"
    NAV DefAlert Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\DEFALERT.EXE
    Norton Auto-Protect Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
    Norton eMail Protect Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\POProxy.exe
    LVComs Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\SYSTEM\LVComS.exe
    Adaptec DirectCD Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
    WorksFUD Registry (Machine Run) c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
    Microsoft Works Portfolio Registry (Machine Run) c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
    Microsoft Works Update Detection Registry (Machine Run) c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
    LoadQM Registry (Machine Run) loadqm.exe
    Servers Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\OLS\AOL\servers.exe
    RealTray Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    Hidserv Registry (Machine Service) Hidserv.exe run
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe
    CSINJECT.EXE Registry (Machine Service) C:\Program Files\Norton CleanSweep\CSINJECT.EXE
  6. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Although your startup list might stand a little trimming, it appears the posted problem is coming from this entry:

    Servers Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\OLS\AOL\servers.exe

    Did you have a bout with the magistr worm prior to this? It likes to place such stuff in the startup list which really do not belong, but scan clean because they are otherwise "legitimate" windows files.

    Go to start and run msconfig. Click on the "startup" tab and remove the check for that item. On restarting you should no longer get the error. To permanently remove it from msconfig after testing, run regedit

    Navigate to:


    RUN- (this is where it will be after unchecking it)

    Win Run- highlighted, right click on and delete the entry in the right hand pane.

    It would also be a good measure for you to go to this site and review other startup items, such as oemreset, wkdetect, loadqm, etc, and see if you want to keep them in startup.

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