From: Jase on 05/05/2003
Windows protection error can be caused by drivers...If you cannot boot into safe modee then you have a problem with a windows core file or a system core file if you like.
Have you tried step by step confermation? Don't load any thing say no to the lot and see if you get any joy with your system booting to the desktop.
If you can then go to system information and run the system config utility. You will have 2 main files...System.ini and win.ini...
Uncheck all these in the main box and then click on apply...
Go to run and click on msconfig. In the "startup" tab un-check all that is checked. Then click apply and restart the system...
Does this work for you...if so then check one box at a time in msconfig only...and reboot each time if you get a blue screen with the exception then you know that by checking that one box it caused the exception to interupt the boot sequence. Locate the program and remove it from add and remove programs. Reboot the pc and check all that was in msconfig and the system config utility.
You may find that the problem is within the system config utility and not in msconfig startup... Its a point of trial and error at the moment
If this does not work then you will have to try to re-install windows with the hope of over-writing the corrupt file... Use only the origional disk you had that was used to install windows 98SE.