Win95 protection error
Posted on 1997-11-12
I need consultations from people out there who have encountered such problems before:
I've assembled a Pentium 200MHz MMX computer with an Intel Motherboard, Intel CPU, ExpertColor SoundCard, ExpertColor Graphics Card and 3COM Ethernet card.
I've encountered strange problems after installing the drivers for the Ethernet Card and Sound Card. After rebooting the system, Win95 tells me to "Reboot the system because it's in Windows Protection Error". When
I does so, it will only allow me to goto Win95 in safe mode.
This problem goes away only when I disable either the Ethernet driver or the Sound System driver in the "Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager".
I've looked at devices in "Device Manager" and it shows no conflicts in memory/DMA/IRQ. One of the items worth thinking about is that there's "?" device which detects a "PCI bridge" and "PCI card".
I've tried to change a IRQ/DMA values for either the Sound/Ethernet card but with no success.
For your information: It's a ISA sound card and PCI Ethernet Card.
For older version of Win95 (one that upgrade from Win3.11 to Win95), this problem pops after full installation and rebooting a couple of times. For newer versions released last year, this problem "Win protection error" occurs immediately after Win95 asked me to reboot the
system after the installation of either Sound Card or Ethernet Card drivers, depending on which driver I install later.
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