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Windows Protection Error

I was using the only remaining 98SE system on my home network when a message saying there was a Windows
Protection error and to restart the system. I did and it
started the Microsoft Registry Checker, says it is backing up system files but has been hung for 10+ minutes...
Tried hard shutdown and restart but same results...Does
this mean format and reinstall? Thanks.

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Problem was memory

In reply to: Try...

Thanks for the reply, Bob...As it turns out my memory stick went bad...Had another one and all is well...First
time I've had memory die...Mike Wheeler

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