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System boot error: Win protection error

By mdavis ·
Sometimes when I restart my computer I get this error message:

While initializing device CONFIGMG:
Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer

I am running Win98, AGP video card, 256 ram, maxtor 40 gb hard drive.

Any comments would help
Thanks
Matt

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by maxwell edison In reply to System boot error: Win pr ...

Greetings,

This behavior can occur because Windows Setup flushes the L2 Cache as it initializes the PCI-to-AGP Bridge on a Micro-Star International MSI-5169 motherboard.

Cut and paste the following link (REMOVE SPACES if they snuck in while pasting the URL) to a Microsoft article describing in detail how to resolve this problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q187/6/12.ASP

Good luck,

Maxwell

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by maxwell edison In reply to System boot error: Win pr ...

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Their resolution, by the way, is rather short, so I'll paste it in this comment section:

To resolve this problem, contact your computer manufacturer to inquire about the availability of a possible BIOS upgrade. If you already have the latest BIOS version for your computer, you may be able to work around this problem using one of the following methods:

Disable the external (CPU or L2) cache in the CMOS. For information about how to do so, refer to the documentation included with your computer or contact your hardware manufacturer.

If you are using an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) video adapter, try replacing the AGP video adapter with a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) video adapter.

There is more info on that site that may be helpful.

Regards,

Maxwell

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