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very frequent IE illegal operation messages

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by wgreene, Dec 4, 2001.

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  1. wgreene

    wgreene Thread Starter

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    Tonight I downloaded IE 6.0 to supersede the 5.5 version. While using 6.0 for an hour or so I have already received numerous Explorer illegal operation messages. The message is always the same:

    Explorer

    This Program has performed an illegal operation and will be
    shut down.

    Details: EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in modue
    KERNEL32.DLL at 0197:bff87ede.

    I have received this message repeatedly while trying to access Windows Explorer. After several such messages in a row I simply have to push the button and reboot. Then I'm able to get into Windows Explorer and operate smoothly, but for only a short while until my computer freezes up once more. Then I have to push the button and go through the same process again.

    I also received the same illegal operation message repeatedly after clicking on my My Documents icon, meaning that I was unable to access My Documents.

    Next I went into Windows Media Player and after only several clicks I received the message again.

    Can someone please tell me how to clear up this problem? Your help will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

    Bill
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    If the only change you made was to install IE 6 and then the messages started, the first step would be to repair Internet Explorer.
    Go to control Panel>add remove programs and scroll to the Internet Explorer entry. Click remove
    Three choices will appear. Choose Repair.

    Post back.
     
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