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Fail to boot up!

By gamnet ·
Hi!Today when i power up my PC,it goes into 'SAFE MODE MENU'.After i select 'SAFE MODE', i briefly see WINDOWS 98 banner.But what come up next is the message :'While initializing device VTD.Windows protection error.You need to restart your computer." Then,the cursor blips endlessly.

When i followed the instruction,it happen again,but this time the message "......device NTKERN,..." appeared instead.

Could anyone tell me what seems to be the problem?Thank you.


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by jklein In reply to Fail to boot up!

Try to do a repair installation from the Win98SE disk. This should fix the problem.

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by pvs369 In reply to Fail to boot up!

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by csmith In reply to Fail to boot up!

This can be several things.
First: Easy test. Boot from your antivirus floppy, and scan.
If not a virus, second, try to boot to MSDOS mode.
If can boot to DOS, type
scanreg /restore
(The "not started" cab files are the bad ones.)
Use a older good one. (Started)
Try a normal start.
If restoring the Registry did not fix the error,
then it is probably hardware, and trying to reload Windows is a waste of time.
On hardware.
The most likely suspect, the hard drive, is starting to fail.
The second suspect is the power supply.
RAM failures are usually more consistant in their error message, and there will be an address given.
The failure of the CPU fan usually shows up as overheating lockups, after the PC has run, not on cold start.
If it is the Hard Drive, I hope you have backed this system up, previously.
Regards, Chris

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by gamnet In reply to Fail to boot up!

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.They're much appreciated.

Well,i've just gone through most of your recommendations but unfortunately to no avail.First,i decided to reformat and then reinstall Windows but on 'Copying files needed for Windows Setup...'part,next came 'F>'and still nothing happens.

I think the HDD is not the culprit,cause i managed to installed it as slave in a working system that i have.I managed to access drive to save and write the data to a CD-RW.But,of course i did this before i deleted C: earlier.

I also tried a working HDD cable,but no luck.Next i exchanged power connector with the CDROM,and got negatve result too.

And finally i hooked up my working system's HDD plus its cable and plugged it into the problem PC,as a standalone master HDD(I did set up BIOS for this configuration).Even with this set up i got errors and couldn't access my OS.

So i think (?)it could be MOBO problems or could it be the HDD controller gone weary?How do i fix this without buying a secondhand MOBO? I read somewhere that i could buy a PCI card based HDD controller/adapter,just like a RAID card? Is this the best solution?

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