Windows® 98 Error Messages
What types of error messages usually appear in Windows® 98?
There are common error messages one may encounter when using a Windows® 98 operating system. Although this system is rarely being used these, many people still have computers running on Windows® 98. There are some of the error messages that you may encounter in operating a Windows® 98 system. There are numerous error codes that could come up. Internet is a great resource for resolutions and troubleshooting tips for each of these issues. It is of course best to visit the vendor of your operating system for professional and reliable technical support. This article explains the different common error messages you might encounter and explains how to fix and prevent them.
Following are some common Windows® 98 error messages, reasons behind these messages, and their solutions:
- Error loading explorer.exe
- Messages relating to error numbers
- “Iexplore caused an invalid page fault in module Kernel32.dll”
- Spare stack pages error message
Error loading explorer.exe
“You must Reinstall Windows®”-you would normally get this error message when you start your computer, and then it will shut down. Even when you start it in the safe mode, it still will not start. The best resolution to this is to extract a fresh copy of ‘explorer.exe’ from your Windows® 98 CD to the c: Windows® directory. You can also run the ‘sfc.exe’ from the file manager.
Messages relating to error numbers
Sometimes you will only get error numbers such as Error #5—this means invalid call procedure. It may cause inability to connect to the Internet. The solution to this is to reinstall dialup and network components.
“Iexplore caused an invalid page fault in module Kernel32.dll”—this error occurs when the advertising module called Aureate Radiate is installed in your computer. This ad module comes with 250 programs that are shareware. You can resolve this issue by installing a security program, or an antivirus and anti-spyware program.
“There is no Spare Stack Pages Error Message”—this means that you may need to increase the setting of your MinSps to prevent possibilities of stack faults. The error simply reminds you that there are currently a minimum number of SPs that are allocated to your system. The resolution to this is to add “MinSPs=4” to the 386Enh section of the System.ini file, after which you must restart the computer. Follow the following steps to do this =select Start>Run, type msconfig and press ok. Choose System.ini tab, and look for [386Enh]. Click on New and type MinSPs=4 then click on “Apply'' and just follow the prompts. You can increase the stacks from 4 to 8, 16 and 24 if the problem persists.