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IOS error

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Toddles18, Dec 30, 2001.

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  1. Toddles18

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    Using Ghost to copy win95 from one hard drive to another. Upon bootup I'm getting the error:

    While initializing device IOS
    A Windows Protection Error occurred.
    You need to restart your computer.

    Tried renaming smartdrv.exe as outlined here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q164666

    Anyother Ideas??

    Also, would upgrading to win98 fix this???
     
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    I went into setup and selected default settings, booted and it worked. I actually did a little dance when I saw the Windows desktop comeup :D
     
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    ok, now I'm thinking this computer is possesed. Anyways, I got it to boot, it installed new drivers, said it needed to restart. I clicked ok and what did I get????

    While initializing device IOS
    A Windows Protection Error occurred.
    You need to restart your computer

    :eek:

    Went into setup and selecting defaults again but that didn't help. Brian, no it's not a amd, it's a Pentium4 1.5, interestingly enough though I threw this HD into an AMD 350 machine I have lying around and it booted fine, go figure.:rolleyes: Any other Idea's would be greatly apperciated.
     
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