View Full Version : Windows98SE-Shutdown/Restart problem

22-01-2003, 06:47 PM
I recently installed Windows98 SE (over the top of Windows95C which I had been using since 1998) which seems to be operating satisfactorily, excepting that during shutdown/restart, the error message:
" msgsvr32 - This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdown" appears whenever the attempt is made. On acceptance the shutdown/restart operation completes.
However this seems to be preventing successful installation of the USB-Hub driver (which requires a restart for installation-completion) that I need in order to get my PC to recognize my recently-acquired (Xmas present) digital camera.
On the presumption that 'msgsvr32.exe' may have been corrupted I have tried replacing it with a 'clean' version which I located on the Win98 CD and extracted successfully. However Win98SE wasn't having any of this and refused to do it!
I am at a loss and would be grateful for someone to steer me in the right direction. Sorry for being so long-winded!
Cheers, mahwt

Jen C
22-01-2003, 08:15 PM
MSGSVR32 messages can be caused by various things during start up and shut down.

Explanation on what MSGSVR32 means here (http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/troub-25.shtml)

Things you might want to check out if they apply here (http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/6883/msgsrv32.html#Msgsvr32%20will%20be%20closed%20down %20due%20to%20an%20illegal).

Msgsrv32 Has Performed an Illegal Operation" Error Message Occurs When You Upgrade to Windows 98 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311362) might also be of help.

If none of this helps, post back again.


I have been having trouble trying to get this to post
.... here's hoping it works this time

25-01-2003, 04:50 PM
Thanks very much for your help
Problem solved in that the error message is now history!
Well almost solved!
I now have to find an up-to-date driver so that I can re-enable my sound-card ( which appears to have been the cause of the problem).

Kia ora