I recently installed a Smartlink 10/100 ethernet card into my computer. I was also forced to upgrade the BIOS since it didn't recognize the card and Windows refused to shut down. Now, everything seems to be ok except for a "Windows Protection Error" that occurs when I turn on the computer. The message is not accompanied by any listing of any drivers, and simply tells you to restart the computer. I can load up fine in safe mode, and the weird thing is if I restart in safe mode, the computer will load up fine in normal mode. However, if I shut down the computer and turn it back on, I get a Windows Protection Error. This network card (I'm assuming is the cause of the problem) is driving me insane. If anyone knows how I can get this message to disappear, please let me know.
btw, OS is Windows 98, Asus P2L97 MB, BIOS rev. 1009.