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Two Error Messages

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by CindyFaith, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. CindyFaith

    CindyFaith Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2003
    I am unable to open any of my program files or documents on my computer. I have no idea what would cause this to happen.

    For awhile i could go through a back door, by accessing my Search for files or folders option and "Run program" options. Now I cannot even do that.

    When I click on any of the icons from my desktop or any start up directories, I received two error messages in consecutive order.

    The first is simply labeled an Explorer message that states

    "This program has performed an illegal operation and will shut down, if the problem persists, contact the program vendor."

    and the second is labeled as Microsoft Internet Explorer that states

    "An error has occuired in the Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer will now close. If you continue to experience problems, please restart your computer."

    Is there a program file or something missing that I need? I am totally at a loss and more frustrated than I want to be. I run my business from this PC.

    Thank you for any help any one might be able to give

    CindyFaith :D
  2. normmork


    Oct 4, 2002
    You could try to start in Safe Mode and see if that allows you to access your program files.

    Try a repair IE: START|Accesories|System Tools|System Information. Pull down menu TOOLS|Repair IE
  3. Atomic666


    Mar 11, 2001
    This sounds very much like virus or spyware related activity. Do you have AV software running and up to date. If not this should be your first port of call.

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