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[Resolved] Explorer.exe Error on Startup

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by BlueDog1, Dec 10, 2001.

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  1. BlueDog1

    BlueDog1 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am running windows 98. Today I installed explorer 5.0 over 4.0. When I did this, several strange icons popped up all over the desktop. (This has happened before and I fixed it by restoring a registry from the previous day).

    Well, like an idiot, I restored yesterday's registry (before I installed explorer 5.0).

    Now when I start the computer, it gives me an invalid page fault in explorer.exe. I can't get into windows at all. I have been searching the forum and tried several tips for people with that same error message. Nothing seems to work.

    My question is - Have I completely messed up my windows registry and can it be fixed without having to reinstall windows 98.

    Thanks in advance for any advice
     
  2. LadyLisa

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    CAUSE

    This issue may occur when you install an earlier version of Internet Explorer than the currently-installed version, or when the new installation of Internet Explorer is corrupt.


    Read the following artice, I know it pertains to Juno but the above sounds like what you have wrong.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q296211
     
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  4. Mosaic1

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    I have a theory. When you restored that registry, a new rbcab was created. Your reg was renamed rbbad.cab

    You probably have rb002.cab
    Want to try something to get todays reg back?
    At the C prompt type

    cd windows\sysbckup press enter
    ren rb002.cab rb002.old press enter
    ren rbbad.cab rb002.cab press enter
    scanreg /restore press enter
    Choose rb002.cab

    If it doesn't work it won't let you do it. But if it does, you can remove IE 5 and try again. Or leave it as it is.
     
  5. BlueDog1

    BlueDog1 Thread Starter

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    I followed LadyLisa's suggestion because it was the first one that I saw. I followed the instructions on the Microsoft website and was able to extract the windows files from my hard drive. Everything seems to be ok.

    Thanks, this forum is a godsend!
     
  6. LadyLisa

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    BlueDog

    glad it worked for you :)
     
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