It's a rather old issue that we see when there is a file that Windows Explored can't decode. There's not much new here and you should try Gyula's Navigator as it sidesteps the issue and shows files and folders without trying to decode the file, create an icon and crash.
Sorry if you feel shortchanged but it still happens on Windows versions up to the current version.
Do you feel an OS should handle this?
I wonder if anyone has encountered this problem before when double clicking on a folder to open in Windows 98 SE.
I wonder if anyone has encountered this problem before when double clicking on a folder to open it in Windows 98 SE.
It doesn't open, instead I persistantly get the error message:
"Explorer. This program has performed an illegal operation and will shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor."
EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in
module SHELL32.DLL at 017f:7fcb1946.
EAX=00004453 CS=017f EIP=7fcb1946 EFLGS=00010206
EBX=0046da04 SS=0187 ESP=0360f2ec EBP=0360f300
ECX=00004420 DS=0187 ESI=7fcb1930 FS=0ff7
EDX=00478739 ES=0187 EDI=004742e8 GS=2fb6
Bytes at CS:EIP:
66 8b 0a 66 85 c9 75 f1 c2 04 00 ff 74 24 04 ff
7177a0aa 004742e8 00000029 0046d6e8 80004005 0360f314 71762568 00000023 004742e8 00000000 0360f334 71762cda 0046b128 0046da04 00000023 00000000
On clicking "Close" error box, then get:
"Microsoft Internet Explorer.
An error has occurred in Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer will now close.
If you continue to experience problems, please restart your computer."
I can open "My computer" and "C-drive" and "My Documents" when done through the C-drive folder. Pretty much every other folder just will not open.
In trying to correct this disruptive problem I installed a later version of Internet Explorer and ultimately ended up reinstalling Windows 98 over the original, but the problem remains as before
Does anyone have any ideas about what is happening here and what I should do to corrrect things?