What is GDI.EXE?

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Old 01-10-04, 11:31 PM
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What is GDI.EXE?

Hi All,
Have a computer running win98. Did a windows critical update. After restarting the computer, I found that when running AOL or Word, that I get a general protection fault in module GDI.EXE. The program then closes. What the heck is that, and how to fix?
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Unfortunately, none of the links on that page address this issue - some of them are helpful, though. The general idea of the error is that there is a corrupted file.

I would try a couple of things:
1) Try running Scandisk from Safe Mode to see if that will fix the file
2) Uninstall and reinstall the update - it may be that one of the files did not get installed properly
3) You could try reinstalling AOL - it may have the correct version of the file

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Old 01-11-04, 10:32 AM
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Thanks, guys!
I'll try your suggestions this evening after the Packer game. I want to install a newer version of AOL anyway.
 
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Take a look at this discussion of Faults in GDI.exe

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=146904

Hope this helps.
 
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