Article ID: 259096
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315854IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/315854/EN-US/ )Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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When you attempt do any of the following:
Open a new window in Microsoft Internet Explorer -or-
Create a new folder on the desktop, or in Windows Explorer, and then attempt to open the folder. You may receive the following error message:
The following message may also be displayed:
EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module SHELL32.DLL at <memory address>
Microsoft Internet Explorer There was an internal error and one of the windows you were using will be closed. It is recommended that you save your work, close all of your programs, and then restart the computer.
This behavior can be caused by an incorrect value in the following registry key:
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
NOTE: If you use this resolution and delete these registry values, the Compaq Safety and Comfort Guide software may no longer work correctly. Please contact Compaq to inquire about a possible update to address this issue. To resolve this issue delete all the values in the following registry keys: