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windows 98 reinstall usb gets msgsrv32 error

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by virtualgeorg, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. virtualgeorg

    virtualgeorg Thread Starter

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    I was trying to install a epson cx4600 all-in-one on an older HP with win98. Kept getting msgsrv32 or rundll32 errors when loading the drivers. Actually as soon as I would plug in the usb cable I would get an error.

    So I thought I would try uninstalling the usb ports from device manager and figured when I restarted windows it would automatically re-install the usb drivers? But that doesn't happen.

    When Windows 98 boots up, it detects the usb devices, then I get the white error message titled "msgsrv32 "an error has occurred in your program...". Clicking 'ignore' does nothing, I have to click close, then the 'This program has performed an illegal operation" message comes up, clicking 'details' here gives me the following " msgsrv32 caused a GPF in module COMMCTRL.DLL

    So now if I startup it try's to reload the usb drivers but after the error messages nothing else happens. Removed all the printer drivers in safe mode and I don't even want to use that all-in-one printer anymore, I just want to know how I can get windows booted up again?

    thanks
    -George
     
  2. rodeognome

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    try downloading the unoffical service pack for Windows 98http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html
     
  3. virtualgeorg

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    The service pack didn't work so I restored the registry to yesterdays backup and that put the usb back so it will now boot up.

    thanks
     
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    great ! glad you got the problem solved.
     
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