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I have a Win95 Pentium 166 machine with a fresh, clean load of win95b. 64 Megs of ram and a 2.5 gig harddrive. When I try to boot I get a configmg error and the systems tells me to reboot. I can go into safe mode without any problems. What is it telling me?
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The Configmg is the Plug and Play configuration manager. I located this KB article about a similiar error, however is states Win98. It may have some useful info on resolving your problem.

Let me know if it helps,
Craig


Err Msg: While Initializing Device CONFIGMG: Windows...
Last reviewed: September 28, 1998
Article ID: Q187612
 
 


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The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 98


SYMPTOMS
When your computer restarts after you run Windows 98 Setup, you may see the following error message:


   While Initializing device CONFIGMG: Windows Protection Error. You need
   to restart your computer.


CAUSE
This behavior can occur because Windows Setup flushes the L2 Cache as it initializes the PCI-to-AGP Bridge on a Micro-Star International MSI-5169 motherboard.



RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, contact your computer manufacturer to inquire about the availability of a possible BIOS upgrade. If you already have the latest BIOS version for your computer, you may be able to work around this problem using one of the following methods:

Disable the external (CPU or L2) cache in the CMOS. For information about how to do so, refer to the documentation included with your computer or contact your hardware manufacturer.
If you are using an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) video adapter, try replacing the AGP video adapter with a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) video adapter.
 




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by:rrbayne
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cmcgee,
Thanks for the advice. I disabled the external cache and booted fine. I then enabled it again and hve rebooted at least a dozen times. I also left it on overnight and did not have any problems. I will place it back into users hands and see what happens.
Roger
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cmcgee earned 400 total points
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Configmg is the Plug and Play configuration manager. I located this KB article about a similiar error, however is states Win98. It may have some useful info on resolving your problem.

Let me know if it helps,
Craig


Err Msg: While Initializing Device CONFIGMG: Windows...
Last reviewed: September 28, 1998
Article ID: Q187612
 
 


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The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 98


SYMPTOMS
When your computer restarts after you run Windows 98 Setup, you may see the following error message:


   While Initializing device CONFIGMG: Windows Protection Error. You need
   to restart your computer.


CAUSE
This behavior can occur because Windows Setup flushes the L2 Cache as it initializes the PCI-to-AGP Bridge on a Micro-Star International MSI-5169 motherboard.



RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, contact your computer manufacturer to inquire about the availability of a possible BIOS upgrade. If you already have the latest BIOS version for your computer, you may be able to work around this problem using one of the following methods:

Disable the external (CPU or L2) cache in the CMOS. For information about how to do so, refer to the documentation included with your computer or contact your hardware manufacturer.
If you are using an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) video adapter, try replacing the AGP video adapter with a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) video adapter
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