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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by icecaptin, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. icecaptin

    icecaptin Thread Starter

    Jan 5, 2003
    just installed a new hard drive in sons computer
    formated and partihioned ok
    windows loaded and went through scandisk ok
    shortly after windows starts the following occurs

    while initializing device IOS:
    windows protection error, you need to restart your computer

    goes to 95 startup menue
    will not start in safe mode or other selection.
    can anyone help?

  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hiya- Does the new hard drive show when you boot, as the capacity in Megabytes it is supposed to have? Normally, there is somewhat less than the actual total- but it should be pretty close
    say, 19000MBs for a 20.5 gig drive....
    Can you see the drive in My Computer when you open that?
    What does it have for capacity, free and used space, there?
    When you installed Windows> were you using a plain Microsoft CD, or some sort of Restore CD?
    What if any, is the name brand of the computer?
    Do you have any disk for your motherboard, the chipset drivers, onboard chip drivers, etc?
    If you have it, please give the motherboard make and model.
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
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