Common Error Codes in Windows® ME
Most Common Error Codes in Windows® ME.
Windows® ME is an OS developed by Microsoft®. There are many error codes associated with Windows® ME. Error codes are messages that shows faults in a specific software application. They are mainly used to identify certain faults with the software and hardware installed in a computer. The system error codes are very broad. Each of the error codes can occur in many locations in the system. Windows® ME error messages do not display component and register information by default. When an error occurs, the dialog box with the error information could be displayed by pressing ‘ALT+D’.
Following are the most common error codes that could come in Windows® ME. The reason for the error codes and the steps to resolve is included in this article:
is not a valid win32 application
- Error Loading Kernel - you must reinstall Windows®
- Error Message "Error 645" Using Dial-Up Networking
- Explorer has caused an error in Browseui.dll
is not a valid win32 application
This disc read errors occur when you attempt to setup or start a program or when you switch discs while using programs with multiple discs. You might also receive this error when a program attempts to read data from another area on the disc. This error might occur when the disc drive is unable to read the disc inserted. You need to inspect the disc for visible deformation or substantial scratches and then clean the disc by wiping the silver side of the disc with a soft, lint-free cotton cloth. Cleaning with paper cloth causes scratch on the plastic and leave streaks. To test the disc in another drive, if it is working properly there, your drive needs to be cleaned with CD-ROM or DVD drive cleaning disc. If the drive is found damaged, then you need to replace the disc.
Error Loading Kernel - you must reinstall Windows®
This error message occurs when you start Windows®. This error might occur if the Kernel32.dll file is missing or damaged. To resolve this situation, extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll file from your original Windows® disks or CD-ROM. You need to restart your computer in command prompt and extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll file from your original Windows® disks or CD-ROM to the Windows®System folder.
This error message would be displayed while trying to establish a connection with Dial-Up Networking. This might occur if the ‘Require encrypted password’ option is enabled on the ‘Server Types’ tab in the connection's properties, or an incorrect user name or password has been entered. This error could be resolved by clearing the ‘Require encrypted password’ check box under ‘Server Types’ tab of your Dial-Up connection.
When you start your computer, the desktop might appear white and this error message occurs. This error might happen if active desktop is turned off. However, when you try to change the settings, the same error message appears, and then the computer stops responding. In order to resolve this issue, you need to run the ‘Registry Scan’ utility. You need to restart your computer using the Windows® ME emergency startup disk, select ‘Start Computer Without CD-ROM Support’. At the prompt window type in ‘scanreg/fix’ and restart your computer after the ScanReg process is complete.