Whenever i try to open a (any) program

Question

Whenever i try to open a program (any) i get the message "Explorer has performed an illegal operation and will now close" Why is my computer doing this? PLEASE HELP!

Answer

This question was answered on June 10, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This problem can occur if the value of the Personal value in the following registry key does not have the path to the My Documents folder or is blank:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

most likely you may have to reinstall the OS

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 10, 2003