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Every time I try to access windows update, I receive an Iexplorer illegal operation error. Details: invalid page fault in module mshtml.dll at 0167.637bb005. I have win98 and have been doing updates for years without any problems until recently. The only thing I have done recently is update my DSL software. I ran spybot - no problems there. I tried the internet repair tool- no problems there. I disabled the firewall as a test but was still unable to do an update. I also ran a registry check and it came back 'successful'.

Any ideas as to what else I could do or check? Thanks in advance!!
 

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Thanks GolferBob! I looked at the link, but it did not apply to my problem. I have searched MS's KB, as well as this forum, but to no avail. This is so weird because I can surf the net fine, but when I try to do an update, IE crashes. It also crashed on me yesterday when I clicked on a link to a KB article, but never crashes on anyone else's site!

I'm starting to wonder if I'm on Microsoft's hit list...lol!?! But I figured if anyone could figure this out, you guys and gals could! It makes me nervous that I don't have the latest updates!
 

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I still get the same error when trying to do a windows update plus, this morning, IE crashed when I tried to get into MS's newsgroups. I also received an illegal operation error in kernel32.dll.

Can anyone help - I'm at my wit's end!!!
 

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have you tried a system file check ? you need your win98 cd. start- programs - system tools - system information -tools - system file checker . when it wants the cd ,type in D:\WIN98
 

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No, I had not done a file checker. From everything I was reading on the net, it appeared to be a registry problem, even though my registry check ran ok. So, I started the file checker and it displayed PCDLIB32.DLL as possibly being corrupt. One of the 3 options given is 'update verification information'. It says 'select this option if you know the file has been updated'.

How do I know if the file has been updated during a prior win98 or IE update? I looked at system information for the module history but didn't see this particular file listed. Can I therefore assume that no updates have been made to this file and restore it?

Thanks for helping me with this!
 

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The PCDLIB32.DLL is not a system file but a Kodak imaging file. As for IE constantly crashing... hmm ... don't have a solution off hand. Have you cleared ALL temporary internet files (including history, cookies etc)?

Try the Windows Update Catalog (aka: corporate download site).
 
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