Publisher 98 error message

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seattleman1

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I have had Publisher 98 loaded on my computer for 6 months, but all of the sudden it won't open. I get this error message:

MSPUB caused an invalid page fault in module <unkown> at 0000:6000b000.
Register:
EZX=ooooobf4 CS=0167 EIP=6000b000 EFLGS=00210246
EBX=bff54efc SS=016f ESP=00b9dbd4 EBP=bff54fc5
ECX=cl5b46f0 DS=016f ESI=013e0f10 FS=2a4f
EDX=00017ce4 ES=016f EDI=00b9dc40 GS=0000
Bytes at CS: KIP:

That is all GREEK to me. My OS is Windows 98, AMD-K6 3D, 96MG Ram.

Please reply in as simple of terms as possible. I am somewhat computer illiterate, but learning
Thanks!!
 
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MSPUB caused an invalid page fault in module at 0000:6000b000

can you look again, usually there's another word/phrase after 'module'

ie
Mspub.exe caused an invalid page fault in module kernel32.dll
-or-
Mspub.exe caused an invalid page fault in module unknown

...and yes, it's a little known fact that bill gates (billios gatechma) actually is greek (greek, not geek) - so the error messages take on a hellenic quality to them
 

seattleman1

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You're right...there is another word. It is: unknown. I typed it in the original posting, but in the error message it has < > on either side of it....which apparently renders it invisible if typed in here.
Thanks!
 
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ooops, the < > brackets are used in html code to enclose instructions (among other things) and the words etc inside don't show up as text.

the only reference i can find is to pub97 and it's a file that was replaced by a newer version, causing the publisher program to not work

full info is here: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q159/3/14.asp?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB
it's not as complicated as it looks to fix it - but it IS written in Bill Gate's Greek

Msvcrt40.dll is the culprit and it seems to be the source of problems in many programs
(if interested , use www.google.com, the best search engine around, and do a search for 'Msvcrt40.dll' - lots of references

you'll need your pub cd to do the fix

basically it says to find the file
rename it , then
put in the correct one

have you installed new software since publisher, that's probably what replaced the file pub is looking for

think of this as a learning experience :)
 
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