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By PMidnite ·
I am receiving a "Windows Protection Error" on bootup in Windows98se. It will boot up in safe mode but in normal mode. How can I fix this?

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by dmiles In reply to Windows Protection Error

Windows Protection Errors; Try This Before You Format and Re-load

Here's an option to try before reloading Windows. Boot into safe mode and use RegMedic and the R and R All Hardware. If you do not have RegMedic installed then you will have to delete everything you can under device manager. If there are duplicate entries they can cause protection errors. Then boot into normal mode and run the hardware installation wizard. You won't be able to load very many things until the primary IDE controllers are loaded but once they are you should be able to load all of the device drivers. I've had this work many times.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Windows Protection Error

well, perhaps a step-by-step boot will help you pin the problem down. perhaps Start/Run/msconfig will help. go the the startup tab and uncheck half the programs there. see if the problem goes away. yes? add half of removed stuff back in...
never hurts to apply all critical windows updates and if you are running Norton anti-virus make sure that is up to date also.

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by wirbapeter In reply to Windows Protection Error

when i receive a windows'protection error it there4 implies i should change my harddrive or the O.S in question

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