System Halted after installing software for Netgear Router

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 I have recently installed a Netgear router onto my Windows 98 Acer laptop. One day after, while I was so busy playing my favorite online game, this disgusting error had appeared on the computer screen saying “Windows Protection Error.

System Halted” and it required me to restart my computer. 

Of course, I didn’t think of restarting my laptop just because of the error until I realized that it already gave me an irritating situation. 

Is this concern somewhat related with virus protection and the Netgear router that I had installed? Currently, I am using McAfee Antivirus Plus and it does not detect any virus on my computer.

How can I fix it? I would really appreciate a little help. Thank you so much.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111680

System Halted after installing software for Netgear Router

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Hi DJKen,

Your problem regarding windows 98 "Windows Protection Error. System Halted". You may restart the computer in a Safe Mode. Below are steps: I hope this will help.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.

    2. Click Selective Startup.

   3. Try different boot options. The following table lists several startup options. The options are labeled Boot A, Boot B, Boot C. To use a boot option, click the appropriate check boxes to select or clear them. Follow the instructions below the table to determine the cause of your problem.

                                                                                    Boot A   Boot B   Boot C
      ————————————————————
      Process Config.sys file                                         Yes      No       Yes
      Process Autoexec.bat file                                      Yes      No       Yes
      Process Winstart.bat (if available)                       Yes      Yes      No
      Process System.ini file                                           No       Yes      Yes
      Process Win.ini file                                                  No       Yes      Yes
      Load Startup Group items                                      Yes      Yes      No

NOTE: The Msconfig tool cannot disable a file that has the read-only attribute, although it behaves as though it can. To determine if the Msconfig tool has replaced the file you are attempting to disable with a copy of the file, text similar to the following text should appear at the beginning of the file:

      rem
      rem   *** DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE! ***
      rem
      rem   This file was created by the System Configuration Utility as
      rem   a placeholder for your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Your actual
      rem   AUTOEXEC.BAT file has been saved under the name AUTOEXEC.TSH.
      rem
 
NOTE: If Windows 98 does not start normally under any of the following scenarios, see the "Troubleshooting Protected-Mode Driver Problems" section later in this article.

First, try the Boot A option. If Windows 98 does not start normally under these conditions, try the Boot B option. If Windows 98 does start normally using the Boot A option, there is a problem in the System.ini or Win.ini file.

To find which line in the System.ini or Win.ini file is causing the problem:

    A. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box type, and then click OK.
    B. Click the Win.ini tab.
    C. Double-click the Windows folder.
    D. Click to clear the load= and run= check boxes.
    E. Click OK.
    F. When you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.

If Windows 98 starts normally using the Boot B option, there is a problem with a driver or terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) program being loaded from the Config.sys or Autoexec.bat file. See the "Troubleshooting TSR Problems" section later in this article.

If Windows 98 does not start normally with the Boot A or Boot B options, try the Boot C option. If Windows 98 starts normally using the Boot C option, there is a problem with a program that is run during startup. See the "Troubleshooting StartUp Folder Problems" section later in this article.

If you are still unable to start Windows 98 normally, use the System File Checker tool to check for damaged or replaced system files.

To start System File Checker, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, click System Information, and then click System File Checker on the Tools menu.

For information about how to use System File Checker to extract a file, please see the "System File Checker Tool" section of the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111681

System Halted after installing software for Netgear Router

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It might help if you used system diagnostics on your computer. Installing a router simply means you are adding a device to your network which should not affect your computer’s software as the computer only connect to the router to get access to the network and to the internet and that’s it.

Run a system diagnostics tool on your machine and check if there are any errors found. If not, run a system’s scan to verify the integrity of the computer’s registry and the other software on the computer.

If it keeps on happening you can do system restore to undo any changes that may have resulted to the error.

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