windows NDIS error fix

March 1, 2011 at 09:56:59
Specs: Windows 98
I am trying to run windows 98 on a windows xp system but I keep getting System Protectiuon Windows NDIS ERROR which I understand is caused by a the use of a faster CPU with Win 98
Microsoft have wahed their hands and I am wondering if anyone out there can tell me how I may resolve this problem. The system will work in the Safe Mode.

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March 1, 2011 at 10:01:23
You need to list your system specs. It would also help to explain why you want to run Win98 on a modern machine.

If the CPU speed is the issue, you can try underclocking it to a lower speed. How much RAM do you have? Win98 only supports up to 512MB. It can be run with more IF a tweak is made to the vcache setting in the system.ini file.

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March 1, 2011 at 10:17:21
Thanks for getting back to me is the clock speed software definable and if so how or are we talking a hardware change and what sort of a Tweak did you have in mind for the vcache in the system.ini file ?



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March 1, 2011 at 12:25:03
You really need to list your system specs. If you have an OEM computer (Acer, Dell HP, etc), it's doubtful you can make any changes to the CPU clock speed.

As for tweaking the vcache settings, here's an explanation:

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March 1, 2011 at 13:44:53
I just posted on this within the last week:

Windows protection error in NDIS with a CPU that is faster than 2.1 GHz

I have an old Celeron 1.7GHz I could mail to you-- of course Celerons aren't great but it would meet the limit.

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March 1, 2011 at 21:40:32
That was a problem with 95 and 98 first edition. 98 second edition didn't have that problem. The fix described here is for 98 first edition:

I can send you the file if you need it.

Edit Oh, I guess SDfox already offered.

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March 2, 2011 at 00:28:29
There is no need to change operating systems or to change processors!

There is a HotFix for this. The KB Article linked above is the correct one, and all you need is the hotfix associated with it.

Go here:

enter the KB number 312108 in the form and click Submit, follow the steps and Microsoft will email you the HotFix.

I have done extensive work with this particular issue. The HotFix corrects it for Windows 98, and it can also be corrected for Windows 95.

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August 14, 2011 at 01:21:22
MS doesn't come up when I use the link and code you provide.

Kinda strange; I installed Oracle VM VirtualBox and all went well with down/up-loading an ancient data base program and data files, but when I ran the datebase program it/I was denied permission to access my own files!

It was after going through Control Panel/Network/user-share and the resultant re-access to the install (98) disk that I started to get the d**n NDIS error.

That is: Hunh?

It did let me run the database program but not access my data files. What kind of idiocy is that?

Now, can't run squat.. I'd re-install if I could get around the permissions problem.

Or could/would you send me that fix?

Thanks, .5 to 1.5 million, depending!

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August 19, 2011 at 14:52:41
Direct Link for Q312108:

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