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On the odd occason when I switch on my PC for the first time I get a black screen with the message 'Windows Protection Error - you need to restart your computer. When I reboot it offers me Safe Mode but if I click on the 'Normal Start' choice it sometimes loads okay, but sometimes I have to boot into safe mode then re-boot into normal mode. I haven't loaded or changed anything recently except for AVG updates.

Anyone got any idea what causes this?

W98 266MHz Pentium2
IE6 SP1
ZoneAlarm
AVG
256MB RAM

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Last Post by bigjack
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Thanks Rueful Rogue.

Now why didn't I think of checking a Microsoft web site for a Microsoft problem! I actually looked at that item two or three years ago for someone else! Must be senile dementia setting in.

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