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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Computer Experts, Try this one....

Ok, I put together a computer system with a new Amptron motherboard and a Pentium 4 2.66GHz processor.
I'm using my old harddrive with Windows 98 on it.

Everything hooked up quickly and looks good.
When I start the computer, it begins to boot up.
It reports the correct amount of DDR Ram.
It reads the hard drive, cd-rom and floppy and reports that they are present.

It then continues to boot up but before Windows opens I get a black screen with the message:
"While Initializing NDIS: Windows Protection Error You Need To Restart Your Computer"

When I restart my computer, it wants me to start in Safe Mode.
When I do that, I don't know exactly what I'm supposed to be "fixing" anyway. Another note, in "Safe Mode" in My Computer, it does not display the Drive Icon for my CD ROM.

If I try to start it in "Normal" mode, I get the error message!?!?!

Anyone have any ideas what I need to do here????

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 03:31 PM
 
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NDIS.. is that related to Netware??? os is that NDS??

but honeslty.. with a new system like that.. you might want to look into win2k or winxp (or linux )... Windows 98 is kinda flakey these days.
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You need to reinstall, windows 98 doesnt like hardware changes, specially chipset. Why are you running a 6 year old operating system anyway.
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found a KB article... here you go

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;en-us;q312108
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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The only reason I'm still running 98 is because until this upgrade, I didn't have a comuter fast enough to run anything else.

My plan was to install a newer OS once I got this up and running.



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Thanks for the link, I'll read that and try that out.

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You need to reinstall, windows 98 doesnt like hardware changes, specially chipset. Why are you running a 6 year old operating system anyway.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 04:12 PM
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You need to reinstall, windows 98 doesnt like hardware changes, specially chipset. Why are you running a 6 year old operating system anyway.
Exactly, reinstall.

If win98 is preloaded on your system (no cd) then it's on your hard disk already - make a boot diskette, boot from it, find the "setup.exe" program on the directory where win98 is loaded, and run it.

If your win98 was loaded from a CD then you can either put your old combo back together (temporarily) and copy the CD onto the hard disk, make a boot diskette, boot from it on the new system, and install from hard disk -or- you can make a boot diskette with cd rom drivers (working from safe mode on the new system), boot from it, and run setup from the cd.

Your choice.
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UPDATE:

Ok, since there wasn't much on my hard drive that hasn't been saved to a CD, I formated the C drive and re-installed WIN98.

I'm still getting the same problem and Error message.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 04:43 PM
 
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UPDATE:

Ok, since there wasn't much on my hard drive that hasn't been saved to a CD, I formated the C drive and re-installed WIN98.

I'm still getting the same problem and Error message.
you need the fix that i posted..., call the minions and get the file..

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Windows Protection Error in NDIS with a CPU That Is Faster Than 2.1 GHz
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This article was previously published under Q312108
SYMPTOMS
When you are installing Windows 95 or Windows 98 on a computer that has a CPU that runs at 2.2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, you may receive the following error message:

While initializing device NDIS: Windows protection error
CAUSE
The timing calibration code in the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) driver causes a divide by zero if the CPU runs at 2.2 GHz or faster. This problem does not occur with CPUs that run at 2.1 GHz or slower.
RESOLUTION
Windows 98
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...EN-US;CNTACTMS

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later: Date Time Version Size File name
---------------------------------------------------
28-Nov-2001 11:05 4.10.0.2000 157,909 Ndis.vxd



Windows 95
Microsoft has no plans to make an update available for this problem for Windows 95 because Windows 95 is in the "non-supported" phase of the product lifecycle. Additional information about product lifecycles is available at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle.asp

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition hotfixes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
206071 General Information About Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition Hotfixes
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Why did you reinstall Win98? I mean you can go to the trouble of fixing it as described above, but why not just install WinXP or something?

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