Solved

Win95 Startup Error Message

Posted on 1997-09-04
3
140 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Error Message : "While initialising device IOS :
                  windows protection error. Please restart                   your computer"

My present system configuration :
 - Pentium 200Mhz
 - Tyan Tomcat III motherboard
 - 40 Mbytes RAM
 - S3 video card
 - Creative Sound Blaster 16-bit

I have try every means to locate the error and found that it have some problem with my S3 video card. That is if I set the display using S3 then the error occurs but if I set to standard VGA there will be no problem.
Also, I have change another video card but the same error message still pop up. I have also re-install the Win95 but still the same problem.
0
Comment
Question by:angkh1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Bogey earned 150 total points
ID: 1750378

Microsoft has a suggested solution of the following:

1.Boot Windows 95 in Safe mode or to a command prompt.

2.Perform one of the following two steps:
- Edit the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files and remove or disable any references to Smartdrv.exe.
- Rename Smartdrv.exe to another name.

If this does not work, there is a patch file available to fix the  IOS error.  I can email it to you.  It is NOT readily available from Microsoft, only various OEM providers.

0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Bogey
ID: 1750379
P.S. Offical Microsoft disclaimer...

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95 and OEM Service Releases. An update to address this problem is now available, but should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft does not recommend implementing this update at this time. Contact your OEM or Microsoft Technical Support for additional information about the availability of this update.
 

(I would bet that you are "severely impacted" by this problem.  I fought with this one myself for several days.)

0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:smeebud
ID: 1750380
Take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/windowssupport/default-sl.htm
and click a few links/
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to record audio from input sources to your PC – connected devices, connected preamp to record vinyl discs, streaming media, that play through your audio card: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 – both 32 bit & 64.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question