Network Adapter/Device Conflict
Ok, ever since last night when I accidentally flipped the switch on my surge protector that the computer is plugged into, I've been having problems booting up and then getting internet to work.
I'm using windows 98se and I was getting an error message that said "Windows protection error. You must restart your computer" And then I could only start up in safe mode. Turns out the problem was my network adapter causing a device confict with some other hardware. I disabled the network adapter in device manager and restarted normally. Then, I was able to enable it again and it changed the memory range and input output range under resources for the adapter.
So that was great, my internet worked and everything, but when I restarted, the settings had changed back and I had to restart it in safe mode and repeat the process. So basically the problem is that I can't get the resource settings to stay the way I want them to. If I uncheck "Use automatic settings" and click ok then look again, the box is checked! Argh...Anyone have any help?