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Windows Proctection Error

Posted on 2002-07-02
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I have tried to install win98 over 5 times now and I cannot seem to get it working.
I'm running a 166, overclocked to 200. The installation seems to be okay, but when it gets to the point where  the system restarts, it tries to find the drivers and brings up the menu where I could choose to boot-up in safe mode, normal mode, ms-dos mode, step-by-step confirmation, etc. I tried each option and it always brings me back to the same error msg.  

'Windows Protection Error, please restart your computer'

I restart the computer and still nothing. It also instructs me to run setup again. So I do... Nothing seems to work.

Please help...
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Question by:cyrixx
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This type of problem is common with overclocked processors. It normally results from a BIOS/PCI timing issue. I've typically encountered this very error on some older 486-33 machines that have been upgraded to 133 MHz using a Kingston processor upgrade.

I would suggest LOWERING your system speed to 166 during setup, as it is a very "sensative" time for your system. Windows 98 setup tends to do a lot of probing, and overclocked systems do not take it as well as systems running at their normal speed.

An alternative might be to look into cooling techniques for your overclocked processor as the protection error might be a heat problem. Normally, when overclocking, you start with the lowest speed over the normal speed and work your way up until the system becomes unstable, then set the system speed back to the last "stable" speed. Try that after setup if you still wish to overclock your system.

There are other causes for protection errors, but overclocking is typically the main one.
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by:cyrixx
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overclocked cpu, was the problem.. thanks
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by:GuyPaddock
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Glad to have been of help. :)
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by:ajmalkhansw
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replace the ram your problem will be solved
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