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Hi - This is my first post. I have just investigated the sudden, recent W98 system startup "hang" with "explorer.exe IPF in OLE32.dll 017f:....".
The error would instantly reappear on OK or X! With no chance of running any thing else, effectively hanging the system.

Safe mode was little different.

A scan of various internet sites found that there has been numerous other instances of this error in the last weeks on similar OS.
As a consensus, Scanreg /restore from the dos prompt aided several posts, but not in my instance - past registry saves failed to load.

One post indicated that a file "Q1234..._DISK.dll" (where the numbers following the Q are random) were the cause. I located two instances of Q1790..~1.dll in C:\windows\, renamed them and the system is up and running OK.

AntiVirus scan did not detect this "infection".

Question from me is this a Virus, spyware or just malware?

I have no further knowledge on the infection other than is was around 5 July, site uncertain.
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

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