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Windows protection error

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by robrmrz7, Dec 6, 2001.

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  1. robrmrz7

    robrmrz7 Thread Starter

    Dec 6, 2001
    Please help me or email me if you know the answer or how to solve the situation. everytime I am trying to load win98 either as a new clean install or as an upgrade, after is loaded when it re-starts I always get the following error:

    While initializing device combuff:
    Windows protection error.

    The facts are that I put a new intell mother board and a 600MHZ cirix chip.

    I will highly appreciate anything you can do for me
  2. columbo


    Sep 10, 2001

    Can you start the system in Safe-Mode? I've experienced this problem, but never with a Cyrix processor.
    I got a very similar error with an AMD K62 processor. It turned out that the problem was with a software-caching algorithm :confused: used by the processor.
    So I'd recommend first seeing if there is a BIOS upgrade available which (hopefully) addresses this issue. Failing that, I'd see if this is a known Cyrix issue, and if so, see if they have a fix or patch available.

    Good Luck

    P.S- Other related sites have indicated that this could be an issue with power management. Try doing a general search on Google.com, just on "while initializing device" or something like that. You might come across some more possibilities.
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