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If the following conditions exist, when you right-click a file or folder to view the shortcut menu, you may receive an error message:
Sample Error Messages and Fault Addresses
Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 98, Windows 95 OEM Service Release (OSR) and Windows 95
If you click Details, you may receive the following detail information:
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.
EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at fault address.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
EXPLORER has caused an error in KERNEL32.DLL.
EXPLORER will now close.
If you continue experiencing problems, try restarting your computer.
FAULT ADDRESS Operating System Version ----------------------------------------------- 0177:BFF6BB07 Windows Me 4.90.3000 0167:BFF7B9A6 Windows 98SE 4.10.2222A 015F:BFF7B997 Windows 98 4.10.1998 0157:BFF79F97 Windows 95 4.00.950B or C 0157:BFF79FA4 Windows 95 OSR2 4.00.950B 0137:BFF99C00 Windows 95 OSR2 4.00.950B 0137:BFF9A3C0 Windows 95 OSR2 4.00.950B 0137:BFF998AC Windows 95 4.00.950A 0137:BFF9A08C Windows 95 4.00.950A 0137:BFF9A07C Windows 95 4.00.950A
A critical section object that is internal to a Windows Briefcase component may be deinitialized when a program is terminated, if Explorer is not the first process to use it. This component is invoked when a shortcut menu is created for a shell object, to verify whether or not the item path is owned by the Briefcase.
To work around this problem after you start Windows, right-click any desktop file or folder to view its shortcut menu, before the normal use of your programs. You can then press ESC or left-click the desktop to remove the shortcut menu.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Windows Me Fault LoggingTo verify the fault address in Windows Me, view the Fault log by opening the Faultlog.txt file that is located in the Windows folder:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319508/EN-US/ )INFO: Invalid Page Fault In KERNEL32.DLL
Article ID: 319581 - Last Review: February 1, 2007 - Revision: 2.3