windows 98 reinstall usb gets msgsrv32 error

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virtualgeorg

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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?

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

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.

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