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[Resolved] Windows Protection error and something more

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by newkidtopc, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. newkidtopc

    newkidtopc Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    When I started the computer this morning it booted to a BSOD.
    When i clicked enter the desktop came along with a message from NAV saying "Your startup settings have changed.........This may indiacte a virus activity..."
    So I clicked ok and tried to reeboot my computer.But the pc started giving me
    "windows protection error.you need to restart your computer.Press any key to continue"
    I tried to reboot again but no use the error kept on coming.
    I read MS articles an the given subject but no help.
    I have a dual boot (win98se+winxp Pro).
    Can anyone please help.
    Thanks
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    The first thing I would do, since this is a Win98 system, is restore a prior registry.

    Just boot to a command prompt (press and hold the ctrl key on startup) and select the Command Prompt option from the boot menu. Enter:

    scanreg /restore

    use your arrow key to select a prior started registry from one of the first 4 displayed.

    If that does not resolve the problem, try selecting Safe Mode and do "clean boot" troubleshooting from there. If the system doesn't start in Safe Mode you probably have a virus which has corrupted the boot sector and/or core windows files.

    I guess this is the link you looked at?

    http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q149/9/62.asp&NoWebContent=1
     
  3. newkidtopc

    newkidtopc Thread Starter

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    Hello Rollin' Rog,
    Thanks again for helping me out.
    Your solution worked.
    Thats the page I looked at.I tried all their comnbinations but no help.
    Three cheers for Rollin' Rog
    Thanks
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Great, glad to hear it. Strange how Microsoft never suggests scanreg /restores or System Restores as possible solutions in their help articles when there are situations where they could save a lot of trouble.
     
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