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By hwa-1 ·
I recently built two machines for a client. They use the same components witht he exception that one has and ATI All-In-Wonder video card and a the other has a Trident Blade. The machine with the Trident 8meg periodically throws a Windows Protection Error at startup. It may require a couple of reboots to come up and works fine from there on. The only other variable is a parallel ZIP drive and a HP Laserjet 5 printer are attached to the Trident carded machine. I have updated all drivers forthe motherboard, video, and sound. I exchanged the video card and the DVD was changed to a Pioneer from an AOPEN. Still happens. Anyone hve any ideas?

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by hharris In reply to Windows protection error

Interesting problem...ok..without knowing what you're running, there could be 3 possible solutions...
1 - Have you updated the BIOS, I just bought a new Tyan motherboard and had some problems. I assumed the BIOS was the latest, it wasn't.
2 - If you're using AMD k6-/2 350 or better with Windows 95, you need to download the AMD patch. Without it, you will receive that error and lastly..
If you're using an ASUS motherboard with Windows 98, there is a known problem that causes crashes.

That's all I can come up with for now, if I find anything else I'll let you know.

Good luck!

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by hwa-1 In reply to Windows protection error

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by 4runner In reply to Windows protection error

Are there any other integrated components on the motherboard (USB,NIC). I had an integrated 3Com that was causing a windows protection error due during bootup. A WPE is usually attibuted to a conflicting .sys driver file. Replace drivers one at atime to pinpoint the cause or swap video cards between the 2 machines to see if the problem is inherent to the Trident card. I would be interested to hear how it goes.

Good Luck!

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by johntra In reply to Windows protection error

In this case I would suggest that you try changing the processor and see what happens.

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by ccsbz In reply to Windows protection error

Install motherboard AGP drivers

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Windows protection error

Since you have all but exhaisted the hardware issues, I'd start looking at software problems. Are they both running the same software? Was something installed on one that wasn't installed on the other (other than drivers)? If so, remove (uninstall) the program(s) until you can get the machine to boot properly X6, then reinstall one at a time and test X6 in between each. Also, look at SYSTEM.INI and try remarking out the line in [386Enh] that refers to INT13 - this sometimes works.

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