Firefox And IE both killing me.

By Sjbrand99 ยท 9 replies
Dec 16, 2006
  1. I keep getting this error message when visiting certain pages, some i always get and other pages not so often. It is one of those "Illegal Operation" ones that makes me close immediately. I get them in IE aswell, which is the reason i got firefox for this computer but now i have started getting them on firefox.

    This is anexample (the last one that happened)

    FIREFOX caused an invalid page fault in
    module MSVCRT.DLL at 017f:78011bbd.
    EAX=00000004 CS=017f EIP=78011bbd EFLGS=00010297
    EBX=000000dd SS=0187 ESP=00d89448 EBP=00d89450
    ECX=00000004 DS=0187 ESI=80e30ffc FS=10f7
    EDX=00000000 ES=0187 EDI=0312bb20 GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    8b 44 8e f4 89 44 8f f4 8b 44 8e f8 89 44 8f f8
    Stack dump:
    80e30f14 0312bb20 00d894b0 0052a405 0312bb20 80e30ffc 00000010 00000001 0052a323 80e30ef8 00720054 00620065 00630075 00650068 00200074 0053004d
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    What are your system specs? Like processor and motherboard, power supply, and video card, and RAM.

  3. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 260

    Dell, Pent. 3 128mb RAM. Its my second computer so i dont use it that often but i would like this sorted. Also, on firefox in the last few days, when loading pages it somtimes crashes, resulting in me needing to CAD. It happens quite often. Fresh install did not change it though.
  4. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Posts: 202

    I would suggest that perhaps the problem arises because you only have 128Mb of RAM onboard. Not knowing which mobo you are running means it isn't possible to tell how much RAM you can install, but I think if you maxed out the RAM, you would find that the pc can handle things rather better than it is doing now.

    If you download and run Belarc: , which is a free download, you will be able to find the exact make and model of motherboard you have there. If you either post it here, or Google it (look for spec) you will find out how much, and what type of RAM you can install.

    The other thing to check for is malware, and I would suggest running SuperAntiSpyware: (again, it is free) and A-squared: (free, but you have to register). Make sure the computer is clean, and then zap up the RAM.
  5. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 260

    Im not adding to it. And i no that there is nothing wrong with it because i didnt biuld it i bought it. (hence why its a dell)
  6. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    128 mb ram is sufficient to run xp. and i don't think dell has mobo names like home-made pc's each dell model has a specific mobo. i don't believe dell has mobo names. you problem is caused by "invalid registry entries".
    read this microsoft knowledgebase article to find out more:
    good luck.
  7. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 260

    Im running '98 actually.
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,170   +989

    your MSVCRT.DLL is corrupt. this is the C-Runtime Dll support and you can
    google for the name and download a fresh copy.

    boot into DOS and COPY it to the correct location.
  9. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Posts: 202

    With respect, simply because you bought a system rather than building it, does not guarantee it's veracity.
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    128MB is sufficient to run IE under 98, but with all the add-ons and patches, it probably exceeds this. With computers and parts as cheap as they are, he's long overdue for an upgrade.
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