I have Windows Me and recently installed a Netgear router. I don't know if this is the problem because it worked for a brief moment. The monitor then stopped working and was changed at whch point the computer will only wtart in Safe Mode and when rebooted into normal mode comes up with the BSOD and 'Windows Protection Error. System Halted'
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If you remove the netgear software (if any was installed), does the computer boot okay? Try removing the software (once again, if any needed to be installed) through safe mode.