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Solved: wordpad illegal operation

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by higginsbl, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. higginsbl

    higginsbl Thread Starter

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    Please take a trip back in time to help me with this.
    I am working on a Windows 98SE machine. Whenever I try to open WordPad I get the illegal operation error with the following detail:
    WORDPAD caused a general protection fault
    in module EPIJNL30.DRV at 0003:000035b0.
    Registers:
    EAX=00000000 CS=3647 EIP=000035b0 EFLGS=00000246
    EBX=00000000 SS=0e47 ESP=00008132 EBP=0000823e
    ECX=0000ffff DS=0e47 ESI=0000814a FS=0000
    EDX=00000000 ES=0000 EDI=00000000 GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    f2 ae f7 d1 2b f9 87 fe 1e 52 1f 07 d1 e9 f3 a5
    Stack dump:
    019e3627 3a43019e 4e49575c 53574f44 5359535c 5c4d4554 00000100 01000000 817c0000 816c0000 365800fe 365f0000 00010000 36e00000 00000000 00d70167

    I have reinstalled windows, cleaned the registry, defragged and scan disked and done this:
    Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs.
    Click the Windows Setup tab, click Accessories, and then click Details.

    Click the 'Wordpad' check box to clear it, and click OK twice.

    Go to Start/Run/Regedit, drill down to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Applets\rightclick "Wordpad", and choose 'delete' from the context menu.

    Restart the computer.

    Now go back to Add-remove/Windows Setup/Accessories, and then click Details.

    Click the 'Wordpad' check box to select it once more, and click OK twice once again. ​
    All to no avail. The machine is NOT hooked up to the internet. Any thoughts on how to fix this short of format c would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    BL
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    That is your Epson Printer driver.
    Try uninstalling it and installing the latest available drivers for your printer.
     
  3. higginsbl

    higginsbl Thread Starter

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    PERFECT! Thank you so much! :D
     
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