Haha... Yeah.

Okay. So first post in a dead community. This is nice, but I liked the name, so I figured I'd join up.

Currently I'm doing a few things with my geekiness. Ready, let's wander into my brain for a minute. Let's rattle off some of the equipment I have laying around here.

All the systems below are VNCed with UltraVNC, and also Fold proteins for Folding@Home (Stanford University). I'll post more on that all later.

(1) Belkin Wired Router
(1) Belkin Wireless Router (802.11b)
(1) NetGear Four Port Router
(1) Hawkings 8-port mini-switch
(1) Tons of transistors, resistors, random pc parts (bezels, screws, the toolbox that's cramped with random things, the nut/bolt sorting box that's too full, the huge metal box under my bed full of anti-static bags with NICs, videocards, soundcards, and controller cards.)

Now ... the rigs sitting around, all networked together.

-Pandora (my personal rig)

Athlon XP 2200+ (2.2ghz overclocked air cooling)
One gig Generic PC3200 DDR (2x512 with heat spreaders)
1x160gig drive, 1x80gig internal drive, 1x80gig external drive, 1x40gig internal drive.
Samsung CD-RW/DVD-Rom
ABIT NF7-S Revision 2.0 Mainboard, custom cooled northbridge.
Nice little cheap half-server tower case, black and grey, matching bezels and floppy.
Insignia 17" generic monitor
Microsoft Intellimouse 2.0 (tilt-wheel) wireless mouse.
Some generic black keyboard.

-Prometheus (my server)
AMD Duron 700 (741mhz, air cooled)
393mb generic PC133 SDRAM
1x30gig drive
Generic CD-Rom
Gigabyte G-7ZM mainboard (stable server board)
Nothing else except the KVM cables running to it. It's a headless server most of the time, using UltraVNC to administrate.

Intel Celeron (566mhz, air cooled)
1x10gig drive
Generic CD-Rom
Florida board, not sure the revision
64mb PC100 SDRAM
Headless system, again.

-FAKK2 (Chad's Alienware)
Athlon64 4000+ (2.4ghz)
One gig Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR (2x512)
1x80gig internal sata
Not sure, but it's an ABIT mainboard, I'll find out sometime.
His 17" LCD Monitor, and stuff. But I still have his VNCed, not to his knowledge.

-DragonBlade (Living room PC)
Athlon XP 1700+ (1.67ghz)
512mb PC2100 DDR (2x256)
1x30gig internal drive
Samsung CD-RW
My old 15" monitor, VNCed as well.

-NotNamed (Not yet done being cleaned)
Athlon XP 2000+ (1.67ghz)
512mb PC2700 DDR (2x256)
60gig internal
Generic CD-RW, Generic DVD-Rom
No monitor, but will VNC as a headless system.
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another follow up- cross-posted

tried renaming explorer.exe like microsoft's knowldege base told me to and when i tried getting on again it said something like "could not find explorer.exe, you must re-install windows". so i renamed it back to explorer.exe and got the same message i had been getting before about "invalid page fault in module explorer.exe...." when i tried to get on.

i've been told that if i have a windows 98 disk, my computer would use the explorer.exe from that to load and i could extract a new copy of explorer.exe from the disk. how much would it cost to get a windows 98 disk? i'm pretty sure we don't have one.

also, how would i extract it from the disk?

sorry for the cross-post

okay, so i posted here a while ago and tried to remedy my computer's problem by doing what microsoft's knowledge base told me to do. my problem was that i kept getting a "explorer caused an invalid page fault in module explorer.exe at...." message when i started up my computer, even in safe mode, and could do nothing after clicking okay or whatever. the knowledge base told me to: "boot the computer to the Startup menu and then click Command Prompt Only. Type the following at the prompt: ren c:\explorer.exe explorer.old, and then press ENTER. Restart the computer."

i typed the command prompt and pressed enter and got a message saying "File not found- c:\explorer.exe"

then when i try logging on to safe mode (after restarting) i get the same message i was getting before.

so i tried searching through the knowledge base again tonight and found this. i'm not sure if would apply to my computer's problem though. i could try it, but i'd like to somewhat know if it could work first. or i could try extracting explorer.exe from the startup disk (if i can find the bloody thing).

nirvanaqween has helped me quite a bit, so i'd feel guilty asking for more help from her, so if anyone else can help i'd love that.

thank you all in advance for trying. and sorry 'bout the x-posting, but i thought i should post it in all the same places i posted about my original problem.

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Hope It's Okay That I'm Posting This

cross-posted to a few different places

Okay, a few nights ago my computer automatically downloaded 6 viruses and some spyware. My virus program was only able to remove 1 of them and my spyware program was able to get rid of all of the spyware but 2 items. They had ICOO in the name. Anyway, I shut my computer down thinking I could try to remove the programs today because I was getting too tired to deal with my computer. Now I can't log on to my computer without getting a warning saying that Explorer performed an illegal operation and must shut down. If I click 'OK' all I'm left with is the background and if I click 'More Details' it says the following (I'm writing this on my dad's computer):

"Explorer caused an invalid page fault in module Explorer.EXE at 0167:00401f31
EAX=00000000 CS=0167 EIP=00401f31 EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00000001 SS=016f ESP=0080ff1c EBP=0080ff24
ECX=c1686900 DS=016f ESI=00000000 FS=2337
EDX=0080ff2c ES=016f EDI=00000000 GS=0000
stack dump:
00401ee0 0080ff2c 0080ff64 00405cac 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000001 00404436 0059fc30
8161b694 00000000 00000000 00000000 0000ffff

I don't know why it tells you the details if it's just going to be a bunch of numbers and letters. It's all jibberish to me, so I figured maybe someone here could make sense of it? I wish I was a computer so I knew what it all meant.

I'm having the same problem when I try to go to Safe Mode too, so no luck in trying that.

oh, i almost forgot to mention this. in the registry before i shut the computer down i noticed there were 6 main folders, the ones that begin with "HKEY_....". i'm pretty sure there are normally only 4. don't know how much that would affect anything. and i have windows 98 if it makes a difference.

also, what are some more communities that are made for questions like this, so i can cross post to them if i don't find an answer here?
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