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"windows protection error. you need to restart your computer"

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 04:27 PM

Immediately following installing Windows ME, I am presented with the following error message

"windows protection error. you need to restart your computer. System halted"


This error popped up immediately after I installed Windows ME and after it said it was updating configuration files.


I powered off my computer and when I restarted it, the SAME exact error occurred. And this error message occurrs every time I turn on the computer.


I Googled the problem but ONLY iOS results showed up so I added "Windows ME" to the search and found various things, but nothing regarding this error message immediately after installing Windows ME


does anybody know what the problem could be?

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:16 PM

If this is a older machine it can be a number of things.


Dead bios battery.

Messed up bios and date/time.

Video drivers not installed.

Corrupt hard drive.

Hard drive cables damaged and connectors loose.

Faulty motherboard.

Faulty controller

Keyboard mouse not connected.

CPU overheating.

CPU overclocked.

CPU fans and motherboard fans not connected or failed.

Graphics card fan not connected.

Edited by technonymous, 05 September 2018 - 09:16 PM.

#3 Eyesee


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:38 PM

Bad memory is my thought.


You have created multiple threads. I asked for you to confirm the system model # on the ATI driver issue.

This creates confusion

In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:01 AM

Forgot to mention that if this is clone or backup of windows and put back on to a system that had the motherboard or other hardware replaced that will cause issues, as the chipset drivers etc differ from what was originally installed.

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