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Err Msg: THEMES Caused an Invalid Page Fault in Module...
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315854/EN-US/ )Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you attempt to change your desktop theme using the Desktop Themes tool in Control Panel, you may receive the following error message:
THEMES caused an invalid page fault in module <unknown>.
This behavior can occur if the DefaultIcon registry key is missing or damaged.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.
To resolve this behavior, use either of the following methods:
Method 1Obtain the latest version of the Themes.exe file. To do so, follow these steps:
Method 2Re-create the DefaultIcon registry key. To do so, follow these steps:
The latest version of the Themes.exe file is included with Microsoft Plus! 98.