Yesterday, I loaded a program onto my computer (a fairly old 233 running Windows95).
Since then, and despite uninstalling the program, I can no longer use Microsoft Word although PowerPoint seems OK. Whenever, and how ever, I try to open Word, I get an “invalid page fault” error. This is very frustrating given that I use a Word a lot.
Interestingly, I am also now encountering an error whenever I try to open one particular web site (a Microsoft Outlook Web Access site where I can pick up my e-mail from work). Whenever I try to open that site, I get an error from Iexplore stating that “Iexplore caused an invalid page fault”. Even more interesting (to me at least) is that I still can successfully open that site using Netscape.
Since it may be relevant, I’ll note that now if go to the “Help button” on the top of the IE screen to ask “About Internet Explorer”, I get the same error (“Iexplore caused an invalid page fault”).
AFAIK, the program that I installed (and then uninstalled) loaded its version of ActiveX and did something with a Windows system file called Msvcrt.dll. And, the program was a retail CD which I have scanned for viruses, and contains none.
I am using Windows 95 (version 4.00.950B), Internet Explorer 5.00, and Microsoft Office 97.
I would more that grateful for any suggestions or ideas?