I need help to correct the problem which is causing this error message: "Windows Protection Error While Initializing Device CONFIGMG. You need to reboot your computer."
Because of repetitive experience of this error message (about half of system starts) - I have just finished re-installing Windows 98 from the original CD ROM. The re-install seemed to have corrected the problem!? Then I went on-line, and downloaded the security package at YAHOO (anti-spy, anti-virus, etc.). Immediately upon next boot-up after installation, the computer reported a virus in "QTTASKS.EXE". I scanned my system with YAHOO antivirus - and the software (a Computer Associates program?) reported that it had found the virus, and deleted (which? the virus? and or the applet, "QTTASKS.EXE".
After repeated attempts, if receive the error message on every attempt to boot in normal mode. The system does boot faithfully in SAFE mode.
I have visited the Microsoft help site - and have not been helped by any of the suggestions for this error message. My system has a M550 motherboard, with Intel 430TX chipset. My video adaptor is an S3 Virgie. I will be pleased to receive assistance, with how to eliminate this error message, without having to go through the process of re-installing Windows 98 from the CD ROM again (takes too much time - asks too many decision inputs!?).
Thank you for your assistance,
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