Solved

new mother board problems

Posted on 2000-03-14
7
206 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have recently installed a new motherboard. It is a VA-503+ from First International Computer. It has an AMD-K2/500 processor. Everything went good until I fired it with my old drive. It boots o.k. but just after the WIN95 splash screen I get the following, " While initializing device IOS:
Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer."
I put in a new drive and loaded a fresh install of 95 (version b) and I got the very same error. I set up the board just as the instructions said to. Am I screwed?
0
Comment
Question by:kasdas
[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
7 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:hes
ID: 2617606
Look here for the MB settings AMD recommends for the FIC VA-503+ and the K6-2 500.
I have mine set up this and everything runs great
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:hes
ID: 2617607
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:oldgreyguy
ID: 2617646
pay close attention to the memory settings, if possible set them to default
0
Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
rayt333 earned 200 total points
ID: 2617803
When you are starting Windows 95 OSR2, OSR2.1, or OSR2.5 on a computer with an AMD-K6-2 processor running at speeds of 350 MHz and above, you may receive one of the following error messages:

Device IOS failed to initialize.
Windows Protection Error.
You must reboot your computer.

http://www.amd.com/products/cpg/k623d/win95_update_k6.html
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:rayt333
ID: 2617817
Forgot to mention but that is a patch you can download to fix it at the above link but
Please note that this patch will not resolve issues associated with any other versions of Windows 95 other than the OEM SR2 version. If you have any other version other than OEM SR2 then you will have to contact AMD for futher support.

This is not a problem if you upgrade to Win98
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:thoffman
ID: 2617906
There's a MS Knowledge Base article on this as well at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q192/8/41.ASP that makes it sound like it helps ALL versions of Win95.  It's probably the same patch as the one on AMD's site.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:pete2help
ID: 2629915
AMD K6-2 350 Cpu's or higher has been know to cause IOS errors you can get the fix at AMD or Microsoft Website.
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

691 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