I got a serious computer problem. Every time I try to open an Explorer type program, such as My Computer, Control Panel, Internet Explorer, I get an error message. Internet Explorer causes this error, "IEXPLORE has caused an invalid page fault in Kernel32.dll at 0197:bff9dala". My Computer, Control Panel, Windows Explorer cause this error, "EXPLORER has caused a stack fault in Kernel32.dll" I have repaired Internet Explorer, I have deleted the *.pwl files as per the knowledge base bulletin, I have reinstalled Windows. Nothing will fix it. Any suggestions?
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Hi, I tried deleting the swap file and the problem still exists. I notice one thing, if you start Windows in Safe Mode, then you can access all the programs. I have tried using the standard video driver but it still is broke. This is a weird problem. I can't get any Explorer type program to load. Just gives me those errors. Any other ideas? Thanks for your help,
I have reinstalled Windows twice already. Still acts up. By the weekend, if I don't resolve it, I think I will save everything important and format the drive. Bet that will get it! Hopefully! I also tried the SFC utility. No problems found. Anything else you can think of?
Hi everyone. Thanks for everyone's input. Ad Aware is the winner. It found 241 pieces of advertising and spyware. One being Gator. I found a Microsoft bulletin that specified that versions of Gator from 2000 have a defect and will cause Invalid Page faults. So, if anyone else is experiencing page faults. Get rid of all the spyware first thing right off. Well, thanks again all. Glad I was able to fix without reinstalling everything.
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