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Windows Protection Errors can occur due to many different causes, including: virtual driver (VxD) problems, including conflicts between real-mode and protected-mode drivers, or when a protected-mode driver already initialized is loaded from SYSTEM.INI, or when a VxD file is damaged; a damaged Registry; a virus; a damaged WIN.COM or COMMAND.COM file; CMOS settings errors; Plug-and-Play malfunction; and hardware problems, including a malfunctioning cache, malfunctioning RAM, or a damaged motherboard. The articles and other links below should be quite helpful in identifying and resolving these problems.

OVERVIEW. See: Troubleshooting Windows Protection Errors.

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