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Thread: Windows 98se

  1. #1


    I received the notice for a critical upgrade for Windows 98SE a few days ago and so of course went to get it right away...part of my new "be nicer to the computer" promise. The newsgroup forum at Windows support is full of people dealing with the chaos this upgrade has caused - with nobody getting any real answers that I can tell.
    (The upgrade failed and so I thought I was fine until I tried to open windows explorer; I've also been getting a download notice at start up from Norton Systemworks 2003 - REGVERS32 - or something similiar -)Although that didn't happen this morning.

    Details of the explorer message:

    EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in
    module XTUPDATE.DLL at 017f:011e1cbe.
    EAX=00000000 CS=017f EIP=011e1cbe EFLGS=00010246
    EBX=00000000 SS=0187 ESP=0115cf68 EBP=0115d0c4
    ECX=00000003 DS=0187 ESI=bff7e06d FS=5687
    EDX=500030a8 ES=0187 EDI=006c4a38 GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    8b 08 ff 51 04 8b 45 d8 8d 55 d0 52 50 8b 08 ff
    Stack dump:
    00000000 006c4a38 0115d170 00000000 780a94a4 00000000 00000000 780a949c 00000000 780a9498 006c49c0 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 0115cfcc

  2. #2


    It's actually even worse than I thought...I can't access any program files without an error message. Some of the ones I used yestrday I can't open this morning. Do you think there's something in the critical update that's causing a virus? I assumed the (failed) update was my problem as there are so many posts at the MS support site already with the same problems.
    The update is still available at the MS site...I wouldn't go there for the update if you haven't already!

  3. #3


    You installed the DOWNGRADE, the upgrade is called "Linux".

    Never upgrade Windows unless something is wrong, or if something requires it.

  4. #4


    Windows is better...

    But u never use the upgrade version on a lower version...
    do a clean format - its better safer and alot easier than linux...

  5. #5


    Try this site. There are enough problems relating to Norton that would seem to be causing your problem.


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