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Ndis Windows Protection Error


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Wiskidog

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I recently upgraded to a faster processor a 2.5 ghz... now when I try to run windows I get a windows protection error NDIS.. Microsoft says there is a fix.. anyone know what it is? I have Win 2k on my system now but would like to have both systems on this machine. Hoping someone can help.. I sure would hate to pay Microsoft 35 bucks.
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I've attached the file you need... (see bottom of this post)

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.

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.
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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 directly, or
visit http://search.suppor...crosoft.com/kb/ and query the Knowledge base
for the product and the Q number of this update.

Installation Instructions
=========================
1. If this hotfix was delivered with hfx.exe then it can be installed by running
hfx.exe from the appropriate platform directory.

Additional Information
======================
The disk and software contained on it, including any
accompanying documentation ("the Software"), are provided to
you at no additional charge. Microsoft Corporation owns all
right, title and interest to the Software. TO THE MAXIMUM
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Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399. Any transfer of this
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Admin;

Your old post of the extracted file to this thread has been deleted. Would you please re-post the extracted file, which I believe is called 312108USA.EXE. I have been hunting around and you guys seem to have found the fix I need. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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312108USA8.EXE

Same here..i have a P4 2.66ghz machine and im facing the same error with regards to NDIS error.
but the above said file is not to be seen anywhere on this forum....

Can you please post the same to kiran_vijay@dell.com ?
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I am trying to set my son up on a pentium 4 using windows 98. I need this fix, too. Any possibility you could send it to me? My machine is running 2.66 Mhz.

Thank you.
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Google will be your friend here. Just put in

312108USA8.EXE +download

and keep trying the sites that come up until you find an active download.

Edited by Tyger, 17 April 2008 - 10:22 AM.

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Thank you, Tyger. I found it and got it running. You're Grrrrrrreat!
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People!!! I figured it out! in win 98 if you get into safe mode you need to remove your network adapter. Microsoft's fix only works for one bootup before you need to do it again. This fix is permanent.
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Mr Moo,I joined this forum just to say Thank You.Your fix was simple yet effective.I have been trying to restore a laptop for some time now and had been banging my head against the wall over this issue.I did as you suggested and finally was able to access the operating system without being in safe mode.You are the man. :)

Edited by gizmodo, 02 April 2009 - 03:23 PM.

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