Wierd Tapisrv.exe problems

By Fishzill
Dec 2, 2006
  1. Hello all,

    I'm running Win98SE and I just started getting a "Tapisrv.exe has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down, etc." error. When I click details, it says: "TAPISRV caused an invalid page fault in
    module KERNEL32.DLL at 0177:bff7b997.
    EAX=00000000 CS=0177 EIP=bff7b997 EFLGS=00000246
    EBX=013d7150 SS=017f ESP=0065fc80 EBP=0065fc9c
    ECX=00432e9c DS=017f ESI=013d7150 FS=1b0f
    EDX=81c12062 ES=017f EDI=0053069c GS=46e6
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    ff 76 04 e8 26 89 ff ff 5e c2 04 00 56 8b 74 24
    Stack dump:
    00432ed0 013d2f0a 013d7150 013d2e86 00432e8c 00000001 00000001 0065fcd0 100013fc 00000001 00000000 00432e5c 00000077 00000000 0000000a 00000770"

    The wierd thing is, it also prevents windows explorer from working, including putting Icons on the desktop. The only reason I'm able to use the computer at all is because I just happened to have a copy of Tapisrv.exe on a different drive. I have tried to rename the old file and copy the file that works into the C:\windows\system directory, but every time I reboot it still gives me the same error. I then have to FIND>tapisrv.exe, and then doubleclick on the good one. This situation must end.

    Does anyone know what I should to do?


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