[Resolved] Explorer.exe Error on Startup

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BlueDog1

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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
 
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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.
 

BlueDog1

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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!
 
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