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NDIS - Windows Protection Error


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DipPra

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Hi,

I have just installed windows 98 on my PC and I get the following error on start up:

NDIS - Windows Protection Error

Does anyone have a fix for this?

I would really appreciate any help...

Thank you
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This error can be caused by having a processor faster than 2.1Ghz . It only affects Windows 95 and the first release of Windows 98 (98 SE is not affected). There is a fix for Win98 apparently, but you have to contact MS support to get it. Read this: http://support.micro...kb;en-us;312108
If indeed your PC does have a processor faster than 1.1Ghz, it begs the question as to why you running 98 on it instead of XP which would remove that problem and also give you a much more stable system which will continue to receive microsoft support and updates for several years, unlike Win 98 whose support is due to end next year.
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Thank you very much for your quick response.

I have already called microsoft and the charge for this fix is £40!!!

I was just wondering if anyone already has the fix an if I could use it.

Thanks
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Did you get the file you needed? I, too, am looking for the hotfix to resolve the NDIS protection error due to processor speed > 2.1 GHz. If you have this file, please post it here. It seems silly that Microsoft won't make this patch generally available. I believe the hotfix comes as an executable that has in it a file called 312108USA.EXE. That's what is needed here. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Something that you may be able to do is just underclock your processor to below 2ghz. With win98 it should still be plenty fast.
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