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Windows Protection Error

Posted on 1997-05-07
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Everytime I shut down my Windows 95, I usually get a Windows Protection Error...
Close Windows and restart computer. press any key.

I'll tap the spacebar and the message "It's now safe to Shut down computer."  ANY Help would be much needed! Thanks




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Question by:stingray1
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by:stingray1
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P.S. How do I fix this problem?
Is it a virus causing this or "??"
what?
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by:n3mtr
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does it say what program or module caused the error?
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by:stingray1
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Also, the program or module causing the error is unknown.
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Go to www.symantec.com and get Norton CrashGuard. Then when u want to shut down the computer (Why would u want to do that i do not understand :-) ) it can tell u alot of info, as an example what application caused the error.
  Then when u get a error message the Crash guard can tell u what was wrong and u can reinstall the faulty driver/application. Another option (which i hope, and think, u have allready done is to run the Scandisk. It is really quite good.
  The CrashGuard is shareware or freeware. I got it on a magazine CD. a couple of months ago. It have saved me alot of troubles so far. Thinkit is going to be included in the next version of Norton Utilities.
  Another tought is to when u get the error message press CTRL-ALT-DEL and see what prog are having a problem. U can even try to press if once when u just rebooted to see what applications u should have there and once when u have got the error message to se if there is difference. The missing application should be the faulty one

good luck.
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by:stingray1
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Norton CrashGuard is freeware I believe, cost $19.95.
see http://www.symantec.com for more details (Optional).
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by:sheris
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here is a tip i learned the hard way...

those progs are all good and well but y knot learn how to fix it and save a bit of space

it is likely that the problem could also be with the "role" of your computer

follow this link and let microsoft give you a cookie for more info mation
http://www.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q138/0/12.asp

this was a registry problem and is supposedly fixed with oem service pack two but some machines still contract stupid duh for some reason
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