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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by sifter, Nov 27, 2001.

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  1. sifter

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    Hi all..

    Ok Infront of me I have my friends Lap top a Compaq Presario 1625 ....I have no drivers for it no nothing....

    I have just formated it with win 98. The installation on win 98 run smoothly i thought but now on boot up it says

    "windows Protection error..Please restart your computer"

    Any one know what this means because every time I re boot it says the same message.

    It will start in Safe mode no problem

    What can the problem be


    Please help......
     
  2. sifter

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    I have re installed windows again and still no joy....I went to microsoft on line help and read the there q and a only to find no results...I went to msconfig and chose selective start up etc and turned them off one by one and started and restarted in safe mode I still get the same message...Please help
     
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  4. sifter

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    I tried that in the begining but wasnt much help ...problem still exists....
     
  5. angel

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    Just want to confirm that you tried everything listed at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q188/8/67.ASP that was linked off the article DoyceJ listed. I know you did the selective startup but what about the other suggestions? Specifically under the heading of "Troubleshooting Protected-Mode Driver Problems".
     
  6. sifter

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    But I just done a fdisk to check the drives and noticed that the d drive was Fat 16 and c: fat 32 so just re Fdisked then or now im re installing win again..........U think that might be a problem or not ..I ll keep ya informed in 30 min or so when installation is finished
     
  7. sifter

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    So what is ?
     
  8. sifter

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    A long one got there in the end.....

    Problem was...

    The note book would run up it save mode no problem.....

    So I when through fault finding through ms config.....With all turned off in the general tab still kept getting Error message.

    Um so I went further and clicked on advance ...Whe hey...

    In turn I did the same with advanced options as I did in general .

    Un till I got to "Force Compatability mode disk access"

    When this was ticked it started up ok NP

    But none of my ide , cd rom etc would work .

    so a trip to www.compaq.com

    got all the drivers and installed.

    un clicked Force etc and it started ok ...

    Thx hope my fixing helped others......Later...Thx all for the reply.
     
  9. DoyceJ

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    Glad you got it. Good piece of work. :)
     
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