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Here's my problem: I'm trying to load solitaire (the one in the Win95 Game extension) and I keep getting an 'illegal operation and much be shut down' error. I've tried reinstalling it but it doesn't work. Any ideas?
 

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So, they finally caught you playing solitaire at work eh?? Seriously, go to add/remove programs in control palen and go to the Windows Setup tab. Uncheck solitaire in the game section and select OK. Go back in and select to install solitaire again and this might clear it up.
 

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I tried to re-install it, too bad for me that I don't have the Win95 disks :( Anyway when I get back to the computer with the error in it I'll post it up.
 

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Too bad, unless you have the source files you won't be able to fix or replace the corrupted files. Look on the C: drive for a directory that might hold the cab files from the Windows CD. Something like C:\windows\options\cabs
 

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I checked, *phew* I have the cabs :) Anyway here is the error I get:
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.

If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.
*Click on Details>>*
SOL caused a segment load failure in
module SOL.EXE at 0001:000000f6.
Registers:
EAX=00000d2e CS=3617 EIP=000000f6 EFLGS=00000246
EBX=000061c4 SS=0d2f ESP=c0f31604 EBP=8066167a
ECX=00000000 DS=0d2f ESI=00000000 FS=0000
EDX=815c6227 ES=0817 EDI=00000d2e GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
9a 28 06 37 2d 1e 68 68 02 1e 68 6a 02 9a 00 00
Stack dump:
0200012c 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

So what's this mean?
Thanx :cool:
 

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Means that SOL.EXE (solitaire executable) is probably corrupt. Refer to the reinstall process above. When it asks for the source files point the installation to the location of your cab files.
 

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Most of the errors like that which occur with windows card games -- solitaire and freecell -- are the result of conflicts with something running in the background. Usually monitoring programs like antivirus, cleansweep, windows Find Fast, security programs...etc.

If you need some hints do a ctrl-alt-del and report what you have in the Close Programs window besides Explorer, and systray when you get that error. For an even more complete look go to start, run msinfo32 and click on software environment>startup programs. Then click edit>select all>edit>copy and paste the copied text here.

You can prevent a troublesome startup program (such as Find Fast for example) from loading by running msconfig and unchecking it under the startup tab.
 
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