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I get a message that says Wwm has caused an error in Kernal32.DLL and it will close. What is this and how do I fix it?


This question was answered on November 28, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I had the same problem

"Internet Explore caused an invalid page fault in Kernel32.dll"

This is an Internet Explorer problem, upgrading to 6.0 cured my problem.

Here's some search results I found on Kernel32.dll

Definition of Kernel32.dll Error Messages

The following conditions can cause Kernel32.dll error messages:

Damaged swap file

File allocation damage

Damaged password list

Damaged or incorrect version of the Kernel32.dll file

Damaged registry

Hardware, hot CPU, over clocking, broken power supply, RF noise, ground bounce, or bad hard disk controller

BIOS settings for Wait states, RAM timing, or other BIOS settings

Third-party software that is damaged or incorrectly installed

.dll files that are saved to the desktop

Non-existent or broken Temp folder

A control panel (.cpl) file is damaged

Incorrect or damaged hardware driver

Incorrectly installed printer drivers or HP Jetadmin drivers

Damaged Java Machine

Damaged .log files

Damaged entries in the History folder

Incompatible or damaged dynamic link library files


Damaged or incorrect Msinfo32.exe file

Low disk space

Other problems that depend on the Kernel file

For additional information about Invalid Page Fault error messages, view the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

A Definition of Invalid Page Fault Error Messages

An invalid page fault may occur when parameters are passed between programs and the Windows operating system An invalid parameter may cause a program to run invalid instructions, which results in an invalid page fault Invalid instruction can occur in any of the following situations:

If the virtual memory becomes unstable due to a shortage of physical memory (RAM)

If the virtual memory becomes unstable due to a shortage of free disk space

If the virtual memory area is damaged by a program

If a program attempts to access data that is being modified by another running program

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Posted by Jerry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 28, 2004