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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Janeandbruce, Dec 17, 2001.

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  1. Janeandbruce

    Janeandbruce Thread Starter

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    when I shut down my computer, the screen goes to black and freezes. I restart and shut down again and then the screen goes to black and says : windows protection error, restart your computer. Press any key to continue. I hit a key and it shuts off. What can I do to stop this?
     
  2. jbcalg

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    here's a MS knowledgebase link, talks about a variety of situations where this can occur, and some troubleshooting

    try the safe mode approach to see if that pinpoints the problem - most common is a VxD (virtual device driver) that's gone bad or is from 3rd party software
     
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