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error message at start up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by tattoo59, Jan 18, 2002.

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  1. tattoo59

    tattoo59 Thread Starter

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    My children run a small pentium with a medium sized hard drive and a cpu capable of running at about 350mhz.
    We have had some power failures in the area lately and now when you start the system it just comes up with an error message :

    WHILE INITIALIZING DEVISE VMPOLL:
    WINDOWS PROTECTION ERROR, YOU NEED TO RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.

    Sometimes I can get it to start in safe-mode but it won't even recognise the serial mouse.

    Any clues as to what may be the problem would be greatly appreciated.

    best regards

    tattoo59
     
  2. RandyG

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    Welcome to TSG!

    I assume you are running Win 98?


    I have only taken a quick look, but take a look at

    Error Message: Initializing Device IOS Windows Protection Error

    do a search on the page for vmpoll, by hitting Ctrl+F. This will take you to a list of drivers, and a notice on what to attempt to rectify the problem.


    From the quick glance I had on that link, you might have a virus.
     
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