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Windows Protection error on startup

By lgreenjr ·
I have recently upgraded my old Compaq Presario PC from Windows 95 to Windows 98FE. I checked Microsoft Knowledge Base and get only one solution and it does not work. I get the following:
After you upgrade Microsoft Windows 95 to Windows 98 and restart your computer, you may receive the following error message:

Windows Protection Error
You must restart your computer
Your computer may then turn off automatically.

What other solutions are there?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Windows Protection error ...

will it start in safe mode?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Windows Protection error ...

will it start in safe mode?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Windows Protection error ...

sorry. mouse finger twitchy.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Windows Protection error ...

This may sound strange, but I've read where it works.

Compaq computers have been known to have this problem when upgrading from W95 to W98 and/or upgrading hard drives.

Change the jumper setting on your hard drive from Master to Cable Select. (And, of course, use the primary IDE cable for your drive.)

I know, strange but true.

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