Internet Explorer won't load

Dell Dimention XPS T450
November 22, 2008 at 11:32:55
Specs: Windows 98se, 128

When I click on Internet explorer I get the following error message. "MSNAPPAU This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down."
I have tried the repair function for IE. I have deleted IE and re-installed but all these efforts failed to mend the problem. What can I do?
Thanks in advance

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November 22, 2008 at 12:05:46
Neil, Look at the MSNAppau.exe Recommendation section at the link below.



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November 22, 2008 at 12:07:11
By doing a google search on MSNAPPAU I found that it is a part of the MSN toolbar. Is the MSN toolbar important to you? If you could do without it, I think the problem would go away. Thing to remember is that Win98 is no longer supported by Microsoft, therefore in the development of MS software there is no effort to maintain any compatibility with Win98. From the company's perspective you shouldn't be using Win98 anyway and should upgrade to Vista or, at least, XP immediately. If you are willing to get rid of the toolbar, then go to the add/remove programs dialogue and see if it can be removed. Also, open up the System Information program and under 'Tools' select 'System Configuration Utility' and look under the Startup tab. If you find this Msnappau.exe, the remove the checkmark so it doesn't start. You'll have to restart your computer, but then maybe you'll be able to use IE again. FYI, the newest version of the Opera browser will still run on Win98SE. It's recommended to upgrade the freely available Msimg32.dll file, but it'll run without it.

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November 22, 2008 at 14:50:47
Did a bit of checking around on Msimg32.dll and it seems Opera needs
V 5.00 2218.1 - if you go that way.

Checked my ole W98SE, with the latest Opera version, and it had that self same file version (in c:\windows\system32). It looks like they are now shipping it with Opera downloads (at last), so you probably won't need a replacement file.

I would recommend Opera because that way you keep up with browser security on W98SE, and it's fine once you get used to it. They issue new download versions from time to time (rather than updates) but so far I've just installed them over the existing version. That way you keep your personal settings.

some other bloke...

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