View Full Version : What is this 0167: ??

02-24-2003, 11:56 AM
My pc is celeron 1 Ghz. 128 MB Ram,
40 GB HDD. Loaded with Windows 98

Following are error msg I recieve

EXPLORER executed an invalid instruction in
module SHLWAPI.DLL at 0167:70bf8ef2.

DW15 caused a general protection fault
in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0167:bff719fb.

MSSMPLR7 caused an invalid page fault in
module IR41_32.DLL at 0167:03202fd5.

RUNDLL32 caused an invalid page fault in
module MSHTML.DLL at 0167:70cd9af2.

SCANREGW caused an invalid page fault in
module KERNEL32.DLL at 0167:bff7b9a6.

What is this 0167: ??
Then after sometime it say that windows registry has encountered an error
windows will restart. while restart windows prompt for Restoring Backup Registry

Already reinstalled windows 98 still the problem persist PLease help

02-24-2003, 12:03 PM
Already reinstalled windows 98 still the problem persist PLease help

How did you reinstall if you just ran windows over top of windows that is not the correct way all your doing is creating a bigger problem if you did then do a "clean (fresh) install"

Paul Komski
02-24-2003, 06:51 PM
0167 is a memory address and it could be significant that all these errors are originating at the same address.

Could be faulty RAM or faulty drivers somewhere or mal-written software causing corruption of the memory paging process.

You don't say when these errors occur or what programs are running. Try running msconfig with a minimal startup to see if they go away. If not then flakey RAM seems the most likely.

02-24-2003, 07:44 PM
I agree with Paul about the possiblity of bad RAM...

There is also a chance of yoour hrad drive being defective.

To test the RAM grab DocMemory (http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/products/doc/docinfo.asp) and run it.

02-25-2003, 05:07 PM
sorry double post

02-25-2003, 05:10 PM
Try this link it gives reasons for and links for, common windows errors


Also this one for goolge with 0167 errors

This one will not help but might give you some relief.

Paul Komski
02-25-2003, 05:36 PM
ErnieK Amusing stuff - and still quite alarming too! :D

03-12-2003, 12:28 PM
Hello friends

Thanks for guidance.

I checked My RAM by docmemory following report was generated
I was unable to interpret it.
My actual RAM was of 2 Chips of 64 MB
surpringly show only 112 MB

Now i am going to remove one chip and try to check the Ram

CST DocMemory RAM Diagnostic Test Report V2.0

CPU Types : GenuineIntel, 686

Ext. Memory Test : Burn-In Loop # 2
* March C-............................. FAIL
 Addr:( 67M), Exp.: 66996699, Act.: 66936699

Ext. Memory Test : Burn-In Loop # 6
* Checkerboard......................... FAIL
 Addr:( 59M), Exp.: 33CC33CC, Act.: 33C233CC

***** Test Abort *****

Test Loops : Burn-In-Loop
Total Passed : 1
Total Failed : 5
Test Date : Tue Mar 04 21:27:42 2003

03-12-2003, 04:51 PM
Looks like you have some random memory errors, loop#2 of March C-. and loop#6 of Checkerboard both failed, so it is quite possible that there is a dying stick of RAM in your machine.