Every time I try to use Windows Explorer lately, the program performs an "illegal operation" and has to be shut down. This used to occur once in a great while but now is happening every time the program is running and sometimes when it isn't running.
In fact, I can't perform the most simple file maintenance operations now without getting the error message.
I have tried everything I can think of but the problem keeps getting worse. Finally, I decided to try Dr Watson to see if I could get a clue as to how to deal with the problem. I put a shortcut to DRWATSON.EXE on my desktop, but the minute I tried to "open" it, I got the "illegal operation" message with the following details:
EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in
module <unknown> at 0000:013832dc.
EAX=00000000 CS=016f EIP=013832dc EFLGS=00010202
EBX=0059f998 SS=0177 ESP=0059f948 EBP=0059f964
ECX=00880ff4 DS=0177 ESI=000089bc FS=2d87
EDX=000089d8 ES=0177 EDI=0059f94c GS=573f
Bytes at CS:EIP:
bff7363b 00000d1c 0000001c 00000000 ffc0291d 8996310f 00000177 0059f978 bff94407 573f89bc 0000573f 00000000 bff719b8 005989b6 0059ff68 bff7186d
Thanking you in advance for any help you can offer.