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3Com/Win Protection Error

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System setup:
P150/32
S3 Video
ATAPI IDE CDROM
Cable Modem Road Runner
3-Com Etherlink XL TPO 10Mb

It's funny cuz I get "Windows Protection Error" on bootup
when I install new software that requires a re-boot.  Well the only way I found to resolve this problem is to Safe Boot
and remove the Network Adapter, reboot, and reinstall
the drivers again.

Has anyone encountered this kind of problem?
Thanks for the input.
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Question by:dpeng
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DPeng, most, if not all, Windows Protection Errors occur because a Real Mode driver has been loaded and when windows switches to it's dynamic or Protected Mode interface, it tries to load a protected mode driver and that's when the protection error occurs. First, using Wordpad open and check your system.ini and win.ini for any Load= or Run= statements and if they exist put a semi-colon in front of the line like this:  ;Load= and save the file. Next, as a test, rename your config.sys to config.xxx and you autoexec.bat to autoexec.xxx and then reboot the system and see if that helps!

Let me know!
Dennis
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by:dpeng
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Well, I found a way to resolve it.  I changed the resource
address and it stop giving me the protection error.  God, plug
and play is just not full proof.
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by:dew_associates
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Isn't that the truth. Check the real mode/protected mode issue anyway though just to be safe! BTW: Why give me a "D" grade, you could have rejected the answer!
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