Computer showing "Windows Protection" error

  Jim H 19:41 07 Dec 2003

Evening everyone,

One of my computers ha a blue screen wiith the following error message:

"Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer. System halted. When it is restarted it goes to "safe mode" but I cannot get it back to the normal desktop.

Windows Me, 1.6ghz, 512mb ram

Thanks for any advice


  Diodorus Siculus 19:58 07 Dec 2003

Was it an upgrade to WinME or a clean install?
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Lots of possible causes...

  Jim H 20:08 07 Dec 2003

It was a clean install


  powerless 20:19 07 Dec 2003

Use msconfig > click here

...and disable all programs from starting.

If it throws up a message then it is not a program causing the error. If there is no error then it might be a program, enable one and one only each time and restart and it might pin point the program causing your trouble.

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