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Why windows protection error when tried to install windows 98

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May 22, 2012 6:35:36 AM

why windows protection comes error when tried to install windows 98
May 22, 2012 6:38:36 AM

The hardware on many modern motherboards is not compatible with Windows 98. This might be the cause of your problem. If you are trying to install on a modern PC it may not work.
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May 22, 2012 7:32:30 PM

It could also be that you have too much memory installed on that PC. Win98 has a bug that causes problems if have more than 512 MB of RAM
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May 29, 2012 4:38:22 AM

i am instaled windows 98 in a pc which works with 98 earlier. but the hard disk is eplaced with a newer one.. then how it is possible?
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May 29, 2012 4:46:55 AM

But i have only 256MB RAM in my computer... i think it is some other problem...
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May 29, 2012 7:26:13 PM

Is this Windows 98 Second Edition?

Also, bad memory is known to cause issues when installing Windows.
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June 2, 2012 7:14:16 PM

You could try running Memtest86+ for a few passes to see if your RAM is bad. Any error indicates bad RAM. If you're running Win9x-era hardware, with 256MB of RAM, replacement memory (probably PC100/PC133) will not cost you much, AFAIK. You can get it from a dumpster PC to be honest, I have like a drawer of PC66/100/133 mostly.

You can write mt86+ to a floppy and boot to it: http://www.memtest.org/
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June 2, 2012 11:44:13 PM

Hey arun,

Do you also notice, if you can, in device manager, if your IDE controllers have exclamation points next to them?
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June 15, 2012 1:59:09 AM

Just a thought but when I got this error someone told me to boot into safe mode and delete my network adapter and it worked.
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