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"Windows Protection Error" After Installing Internet Explorer 5 and Windows 95 Year 2000 Update

Article ID: 246381

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2003


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 95

This article was previously published under Q246381


After you install Internet Explorer 5 and the Microsoft Windows 95 Year 2000 Update on a computer running Windows 95 with a 3Com 3C905 network adapter installed, you may receive the following error message:

Windows Protection Error


This issue can occur if you are using the 3Com 3C905 EtherDisk XL driver version 1.1.


To resolve this issue, obtain and install the latest version of the 3C905 driver from 3Com. You can obtain the driver from the following 3Com Web site:

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For additional information about the Microsoft Windows 95 Year 2000 Update, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

225050 Availability of the Windows 95 Year 2000 Update

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