I recently acquired a laptop off my Uncle,
which I intend to turn into a DOS/early
Windows gaming machine. Its specs are as
Bus Architecture - USB/PCMCIA
Hard Drive Bus - Ultra ATA/100
CPU - 2.5GHz Intel Mobile Celeron
400MHz FSB, Intel 845GV + ICH4 Chipset
Through trial and error I managed to install
Win95 on it, but every time the laptop
attempts to boot into the OS I get the following
"Windows protection error. You need to restart
So in short, I cannot launch Win95. What I
can do, however, is break in with Safe Mode.
I have done quite some research on this error
message and although most answers all point
to a hardware fault of some caliber (which I
), the most likely problem is that Win95
cannot be fully installed on systems with a
CPU clock higher than 350mhz - something I
have only just found out.
AMD issued a downloadable fix for this
problem, that apparently works for any CPU,
AMD or not. I downloaded the fix and copied
across all the necessary files to the respective
folders in Windows\System as instructed, but
the problem still persists.
I understand that underclocking the CPU is an
option, but I am new to this area of tinkering.
The notebook's BIOS makes no mention of
CPU settings, either, so I'm a little stumped as
to what to do next.
Thanks in advance for any help.