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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315854/EN-US/ )Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center
When you attempt to start or shut down Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me), or to start Windows Explorer, you may receive one of the following error messages:
TASKMON caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL
EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL.
This behavior can occur if log files in the Windows\Applog folder are damaged. When you shut down Windows 98 or Windows Me, the Task Monitor tool attempts to update these log files. When it cannot do so, the error message occurs.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180902/EN-US/ )How to Start a Windows 98-Based Computer in Safe Mode
The Task Monitor tool that is included with Windows 98 and Windows Me records the disk-access patterns of programs when they are started. Task Monitor stores this information in log files in the Applog folder. Task Monitor also records the number of times you use a program. The Disk Defragmenter tool uses this information to optimize your hard disk so that programs that you use frequently are loaded faster.
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