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02-21-2001, 10:10 PM
Im my neverending battle with my o/s, I am now getting another error message. This one centres around Explorer. I get a message that: "Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>, and will be shut down"
What the hell is unknown? Maybe if it would tell me where the problem was, I could fix it, but of course, that would be too easy. I also got a message that Kernel32... something or other. Now, in my tray, there is only the sound icon, my anti-virus is gone and I'm not sure if it's working or not, and my internet connection icon is also missing. Any suggestions?
02-22-2001, 01:18 AM
You didn't say what your OS is, which help. The "something or other" in the error messages also helps.
If you're having a lot of these problems, I'd say the first step would be to refresh the OS installation.
02-22-2001, 09:11 AM
A while back I had an error message that I kept getting that said Kernel32.dll Here's a couple of links I found helpful. But like Samantha said we really need more info to help you with the exact problem. I'm just taking a stab in the dark that this is to what you are referring to.
Microsoft Support (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q154/0/92.ASP)
Windows Trouble Shooter (http://windowstrouble.com/kernel32dll.shtml)
02-22-2001, 11:29 AM
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02-26-2001, 09:51 AM
True to form, Windows is now working fine. Must have been some glitch or something. I didn't even have a chance to try to fix it, it just did itself. Thanks for the replys.
05-07-2001, 04:28 PM
Howdy folks! Sorry to drag this one up again, but......
It started doing it again. I loaded up my resource monitors and discovered that my system was sometimes using up 100% of the Kernel resources. Would this cause it to crash? I am well aware that WinME is ram hungry, but would more ram potentially fix the problem? The basic notion of the problem is that everything in my tray is shut down by Windows when I get the error message. Excuse me if you need more info, just ask and I'll write back, my brain is mush right now at work.
thanks, crussty http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif
05-07-2001, 05:17 PM
I find I get that error message when I click too quickly on a new page before the previous one has finished loading. Could that be a possible reason for such an error message? Just an idea, I am no expert.
05-07-2001, 07:39 PM
Pianorak, try checking your resource meter while you're performing multiple tasks, you might see the same thing as i did, with all of the resources used up, hence an error since it's invading the space taken up by the Kernel.
[This message has been edited by crussty (edited 05-07-2001).]
05-08-2001, 06:04 AM
Thanks Crussty - but multiple tasking doesn't enter into it. I could never cope with more than a single task. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif
05-13-2001, 03:50 AM
[/QUOTE]I get a message that: "Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>, and will be shut down"
and probably a blue screen on it ...
Try to upgrade in Win2k and you won't have these kind of problems.
05-14-2001, 03:38 PM
Very true Pianorak, I know exactly what you mean. I have trouble doing one thing at a time. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif
Aliaga, I tried Win2k but I don't know enough about NT so I got frustrated when it kept blocking certain downloads I tried to do, like I was at work. I did like it much better than Win ME.
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