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    W98 Protection Error

    I have a friend with two computers both of which report the followng on boot-up:

    Windows protection error while initializing device: CONFIGMG

    So far he can only operate in Safe mode and has lost all internet connections other than e-mail via dial up to AOL.

    I found only one article in the MC Knowledge Base, but it was no help. We did discover that both systems are missing the CONFIGMG file.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: W98 Protection Error

    I suspect you mean CONFIGMG.VXD?
    A google search found this explanation http://tweakhomepc.virtualave.net/update/vmm32vxd.html and an article (in German) http://www.wintotal.de/Tipps/Eintrag.php?RBID=2&TID=475 showing the extraction command as "extract I:win98win98_45.cab configmg.vxd c:"

    Note on my Win98SE the file is ONLY in the directory "c:windowssysbackup"

    I guess my hardware doesn't need it.

    Hope that helps.
    Windows XP SP3

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    Re: W98 Protection Error

    Thanks Terry,

    I've forwarded the info to my friend -- haven't heard anything back yet.

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