Windows Protection Error while initializing device CONFIGMG
Posted on 2002-06-03
The other morning when I came into the office, my computer was completely locked up. I reset it, and after the Windows 98 splash screen the screen went black and popped up the following message:
While Initializing device CONFIGMG: Windows Protection Error. You need to restart your computer.
After restarting, I get the different boot options for Windows 98. When I choose safe mode, I can boot just fine.
This is the copy of the last few lines from my bootlog.txt when my computer locks up:
LoadSuccess = USER.EXE
LoadStart = MSGSRV32.EXE
LoadSuccess = MSGSRV32.EXE
Init = Final USER
InitDone = Final USER
Init = Installable Drivers
InitDone = Installable Drivers
Init = TSRQuery
InitDone = TSRQuery
[000E1F05] Starting Unknown (HTREE\RESERVED\0)
[000E1F05] Started Unknown (HTREE\RESERVED\0)
[000E1F07] Enumerating Unknown (HTREE\RESERVED\0)
[000E1F07] Enumerated Unknown (HTREE\RESERVED\0)
I may have narrowed it down to my video card. When I boot into safe mode and delete my display adapter from Control Panel > System, then delete all the ATI drivers from c:\windows\system I can get the system to boot.
I hadn't installed or changed anything on my computer. I don't know what could have caused this. I have replaced the motherboard in the computer, and formatted the HD and reinstalled Win98. I can't seem to fix this problem. Could this be a problem with my video card? If so, why does it work in safe mode?
Can anyone give me any suggestions?