I was wondering if someone could possibly help me with a problem I am having with booting a windows 98se desktop.
When I boot the PC I receive the error message:
"Explorer caused an invalid page fault in module SHELL32.dll at 0167:7fcb2342"
I get the error message prior to any of my desktop icons or the start bar appearing. From there I cannot get into windows. When going to task manager I can only see AVG running. I have tried booting to safe mode but get the exact same problem, only AVG is not running in task manager.
Looking on the internet for this error message I am convinced that its either AVG or some badly written spyware software that has been installed. However most of the advice out there talks about editing the registry. The problem being I cannot get into Windows to edit it...
Anyone have any ideas? I'm leaning towards a re-install but I want to avoid this at all costs.
You must have a FULL Win-98/98SE/ME Setup disc for this to work.........
1. Left click - MY COMPUTER
2. Put Win-ME Full Setup disc in CD-ROM drive.
3. Press SHIFT Key to prevent Auto Boot.
4. RIGHT click - on your CD-ROM drive letter and SELECT - OPEN
5. Look through the files and LEFT click on - SETUP or SETUP.EXE. Windows will now reinstall over it's self, keeping all your files and original setup intact. This will not work if you let the disc AUTO BOOT.(I don't know why that is.) It worked ok. I accept no responsibility for this advice. I know it worked for me.