[Resolved] Windows Protection error and something more

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newkidtopc

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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
 
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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
 

newkidtopc

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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
 
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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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