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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
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. Instructions for the attached file: (printable view)
Note: This file was originally packaged in a Zip file from Microsoft.
The file was password protected therefore only the resulting executable
is included here. This patch is for Windows 98.
Start the target system in Safe-Mode and run the executable. It will replace
the existing ndis.vxd
with a fixed version.
Once the patch is applied, when subsequent changes are made to the network
properties of the target system, be sure NOT to let it replace the patched
ndis.vxd file. If this file is replaced, you will need to re-run the patch.
Note: The following text is the original text file included in the zip file.
There is no hfx.exe and item #1 can be disregarded.
Hot Fix for Microsoft Knowledge Base article number q312108
Knowledge Base Article
To view the contents of the knowledge base article for this update, visit http://support.micro...&NoWebContent=1
and query the Knowledge base
for the product and the Q number of this update.
1. If this hotfix was delivered with hfx.exe then it can be installed by running
hfx.exe from the appropriate platform directory.
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