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Initialization of NDIS failed.

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Hi, I'm now working in a computers store and I got this pc here.
It's a P5P800 Motherboard with 512 MB RAM.

The problem occurs when I reboot the pc after installing Win98 SE on the computer.
I install it from the harddisk, using Fdisk to cop the files from the CD-rom to the harddisk. I do this because it failed doing the normal procedures, which is installing straight from the CD-rom.

After the hardware initialization and the pc reboots from itself, it will give me this error message:

During the initialization of device NDIS:
Protection error of Windows. You need to restart your computer.

If anybody has any suggestion, please tell me, this pc had to be done tuesday... Which is 2 days ago.

I tried removing the PCI to USB card from the motherboard, redid the whole process, but no effect.
I also tried removing the other PCI card, which was an Ethernet card.
Also without any luck.

If you need more information for solving this, please ask me, I really need your help.
Thnx in advance.
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The problem is solved as following:
Reboot in safe-mode, remove the network adapter drivers as following.
Right-Click on This_computer -> Properties -> Device Manager -> Remove Network adapters.
Reboot to normal mode.

NDIS is sonmething for network device initalization sequence.
Of at least, that's what I heard. Anyway, remove the network stuff and reboot to normal mode, install correct drivers, problem solved.
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