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Protection error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by martbd, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. martbd

    martbd Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2006
    When Windows Vista starts I get a message which says "error 171" with a caution symbol to the left of the error 171" it is entitled "Protection Error". This message then keeps popping up how do get rid of it for good. It also appears in safe mode :confused: .
  2. cuttlefish


    Jan 17, 2007
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    This error is usually linked to a password problem either on a database or some application that loads a password on boot up.

    Do you have any programs like this?

    Go to Start x Run and then type: msconfig

    Have a good look through the items and see if you can find anything that looks like it is calling for some sort of password .......... if so uncheck the box and reboot the PC and see what happens.
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