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While initalizing device VCACHE: Windows protection error


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#1 shashman

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:06 PM

I have an old age old computer that had windows 98 on it. Lately its been acting weird, so I decided to go ahead with a full reinstall. Now when I start the install, all goes well until the computer restarts itself. At that time, it gives a screen saying 'Getting ready to run windows for the first time' and after that everything blacks out and the following text shows:

While initializing device VCACHE: Windows protection error. You need to restart your system.

What does this errror mean and what do I do

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:13 PM

The VCACHE.VXD file is probably the culprit.

Is this a clean install with a Format or is this a reinstall overtop of your existing windows 98?

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:22 PM

Im thinking memory. Do you know how much ram is in the system?

Open the case and try reseating the memory.
If there are two sticks try them one at a time

System specs would be helpful
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:57 PM

I did a clean reinstall. Anyways I got that problem figured out. Apparently it was a stick of bad RAM. But even so, the memory that the OS shows me doesnt seem to increase even though I add RAM. There are three slots, and each should have 128MB. Whats going on? Also, when I try to start internet explorer, it says there is not sufficient memory

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:07 PM

How much memory is in the system now and in what configuration?
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 05:14 PM

theres three slots: two have pc100 memory in them (128MB each) and the 3rd one has PC133 (128MB also).

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:22 PM

Does the system BIOS recognize all 384 megs?

Also, what is the exact Internet Explorer error message?
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