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By ddbaker ·
During bootup the error is received "While initializing device NDIS: Windows protection error. Must restart your computer". When restarted it boots into safe mode, then shutdown and restart boots ok.

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by mphoffar In reply to Windows protection error ...

Sounds like you either need to reinstall your network components, but it could also be possable you have a bad card (such as a nic or modem) that isn't loading correctly the first time around.

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by ddbaker In reply to Windows protection error ...
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by DLe In reply to Windows protection error ...

You did not specify what kind of network card or computer brand/model you are using. I would try to go into CMOS setup, check for some settings like "Memory Hole" and select the option to reserve memory space between 15-16 MB. Save and restart. See if the problem will go away.

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by bgridley In reply to Windows protection error ...

This would appear to be a result of an issue with your NIC (Network Interface Card) or related drivers/software.
Fisrst, check Device Manger and verify there are no conflicts (yellow ! or red " X X on your network adapter.
You may also want to try the card in another slot. I've have seen this happen in systems that had AGP video cards installed and the NIC was in PCI slot1.
You also may want to double check all the configuration settings for the network. Not knowing your network setup can not be much more detailed than this.

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by billy In reply to Windows protection error ...

I had a similar problem try this
1. remove your nic card from the system
2. boot in safemode and remove the network adapter from control panel.
3. boot up system in normal mode and see if it boots correctly. If it does, try to reboot several timeto verify it's stable.
4.if it is stable, reinstall nic card or different nic card and reinstall nic dev/drivers.

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