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How to Fix Windows Protection Error in Windows 95 on VirtualBox

In this article, we will examine step by step how to fix the Windows Protection Error error for Windows 95 running on the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program.

How to Fix Windows Protection Error in Windows 95 on VirtualBox

How to Fix Windows Protection Error in Windows 95 on VirtualBox

If you encounter this error when installing Windows 95, an older operating system, using the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program on the VM, the solution to this fault is quite simple.

After completing the installation of Win 95 on VirtualBox, you will see a mistake “While initializing device OS: Win Protection Error. You need to restart your computer.” failure when the setup restarts the virtual machine to finish the last steps.

This fault can often be due to incompatible hardware drivers, unsupported hardware, or startup applications.

For VM Protection Failure resolution, we will fix this problem by turning off VT-x from the VM settings.

In our previous article, we did a step-by-step Win 95 installation using Oracle VM VBox. You can reach this article from the link below.

How to Repair Boot Error in Win 95/98/2000

When you look at the image below, you will be able to see this error better. This error causes a boot error when you want to use the Win95, Win98 or Win2000 operating system with Oracle VM VBox. Because, according to today’s operating systems, virtualization programs are being developed.

Windows Protection Error

   Step 1

First, completely shut down the Win 95 VM. Click X (Close) to close the VM and select Power off the machine option in the Close VM window that opens and click the OK button.

Shutdown Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

   Step 2

Click the Right Key / Settings on Win 95 from the VBox VM partition. In the Win 95 settings window, first, click System and in the right pane, on the Acceleration tab, clear the Enable VT-x / AMD-V checkbox against Hardware VT-x and click the OK button.

VirtualBox Virtualization Settings

   Step 3

When you reboot the Win 95 VM, you will see this error resolved. As a result, check the Enable VT-x / AMD-V option when you encounter this error when running older Microsoft operating systems on VT-x programs.

How to Fix Windows Protection Error in Windows 95 on VirtualBox?

   Final Word

In this article, we have fixed the Win 95/98/200 Boot Error that we encounter when installed Windows 95 with Oracle VM VBox. Thanks for following us!

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