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Solved: DDHelp caused Protection Fault in GDI.exe

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Joanna7, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. Joanna7

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    I tried many solutions to no avail. Dr. Watson says GDIInterface Core component accessed memory improperly or encoountered some non specific error on module gdi.exe. Another says DDHelp caused a protection fault in module GDI.exe. I ran a Systems check but everything checked out with no problem discovered. I tried to find a solution on Microsoft but could not find anything that I could understand or use. This message appears originally when I click IE (my version is 5) and my Home page of Yahoo appears. The Illegal notice mentions Kernel32dll. Does anyone know a solution> I can use my IE by circumventing my home page.
     
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    Well, the reason I have not upgraded IE5 is because I feared creating problems. When everything was working OK I thought I had better not interfere.Now you know what a novice I am. However, I have definitely decided to make the upgrade to IE6 and was about to do so today when this GDI problem appeared out of nowhere. Strange, because I had downloaded the most recent Direct X on July 20 and it was only today that Ithis problem arose. I read the instructions you provided and will try that solution. BUT, do you think I should simply install the IE6 first, before re-downloading Direct X and following those instructions? In other words, would the new IE6 possibly solve the Direct X problem?.
     
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    Upgrading won't hurt, but probably won't solve your problem IMO. It also wouldn't hurt to get the current driver for your video card. Either go to the manufacturers website or driver.com.

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  5. Joanna7

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    Bump. I tried doing as instructed in the Microsoft article you suggested. However, when I tried to make the change I was notified that my system did not support the change and was advised to cancel that option. So I decided to upgrade to IE6 and hope that the problem would be miraculously solved. That is what I did and the problem dissolved! Thanks for your attention,
     
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    Glad I could help. You can mark the thread solved using "thread tools" above and to the right of your initial post.

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