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Windows Protection error - CONFIGMG:

By Elecstix ·
I have a FIC VA503+ mobo running Win98SE with a K6-2 500 with 128mb and the latest bios.

The machine will not boot to gui and displays 'While initialising device CONFIGMG: Windows Protection Error. You need to restart your computer.

It will operate normally (although slowly) if I disable the external cache in the bios.

Anyone know of a fix?
Many thanks,
Rob

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by dmiles In reply to Windows Protection error ...

The problem points to the motherboard BIOS,that needs to be updated.
This behavior can occur because Windows Setup flushes the L2 Cache as it initializes athe PCI-to-AGP Bdige.
The work around you have applied by diabling L2 cache
Locate downloadsites to see if you can find flash bios update
see manufacturers site,www.windrivers.com,www.driverforum.com,wwww.driverhq.com to locate a bios update.
Ref:Q187612-Microsoft knowledgebase article

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by Elecstix In reply to Windows Protection error ...

I had already updated the bios to the latest issue. Thanks for the suggestion though and also for the driver sites.

Rob

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by jesselou In reply to Windows Protection error ...

lower the multipier speed of your cpu.lower also the memory used by your videocard particularly if there is memory sharing feature in your mtherboard. these can be configurable at the bios of most of the modern motherboard.

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by Elecstix In reply to Windows Protection error ...

OK - Close enough! Thinking about your answer led me to think more deeply about all Bios settings and then try a number of changes which I had not previously considered. I have yet to isolate the precise culprit but I soon will - the board is now running at full speed with the cache enabled. Thanks for the response. Rob

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by zlitocook In reply to Windows Protection error ...

Try switching the memory sticks! If you only have one stick try buying some others. Look at the main board book and buy what it tells you to. Protection errors are memory errors and even tho you use what you are suppost to, main boards need what aresuppost to be there.

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by Elecstix In reply to Windows Protection error ...

Thanks for the idea which was a good one but the memory checked out OK.

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