Windows 95 not running on VB

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Windows 95 not running on VB

Postby sevant » 8. Apr 2017, 10:38

Hi.

I'm trying to run Win 95 on my MacOS Sierra 10.12.3. Whenever I start Win95 I get an error message: Windows protection error after setup.
I looked around for some fix but couldnt find one.

Thanks for helping.
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Re: Windows 95 not running on VB

Postby socratis » 8. Apr 2017, 10:51

Windows 95 is a little bit more "difficult" compared to Windows 98. Still, take a look at the tutorials below:
And if it doesn't work, we need a lot more details compared to "I'm getting an error". Please read the following: Minimum information needed for assistance.
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Re: Windows 95 not running on VB

Postby HeathHayle » 5. May 2017, 01:13

sevant wrote:Hi.

I'm trying to run Win 95 on my MacOS Sierra 10.12.3. Whenever I start Win95 I get an error message: Windows protection error after setup.
I looked around for some fix but couldnt find one.

Thanks for helping.


hi did you get Windows 95 working? if you didnt was it a fresh partition / format ? try unlocking the partition by booting to dos then type in lock c: hope this helps
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Re: Windows 95 not running on VB

Postby socratis » 5. May 2017, 07:50

I've never heard that before and I'm highly skeptical about it, but you never know...
In any event, moving to "Windows Guests" from "OSX Hosts".
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Re: Windows 95 not running on VB

Postby mpack » 5. May 2017, 09:23

"Unlock the partition by typing lock ..." ? Surely not, even leaving aside the typo.

"Windows Protection Error" is AFAIK a CPU GP fault, not a disk issue. Possibly caused by giving the VM way more RAM/VRAM or disk space than was available in the day. Or perhaps the processor or chipset selected is too modern. I'm not sure why playing with the lock semaphore for the hard drive would influence this kind of fault. Ok, maybe if you did it while the OS was live, but during the install? Nah.
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Re: Windows 95 not running on VB

Postby Perryg » 5. May 2017, 13:53

It may seem unbelievable but it is true. You lock a drive to be able to write to it and unlock to keep it from being written to in the good old days of DOS. Only works in the 95 98 versions maybe xp but my memory is not good going that far back. Still I can't actually remember when I used this command and what prompted it to be necessary on a build. Oh well I will leave that discussion to you windows guys. :wink:
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Re: Windows 95 not running on VB

Postby francescocariati » 20. Nov 2017, 16:45

sevant wrote:Hi.

I'm trying to run Win 95 on my MacOS Sierra 10.12.3. Whenever I start Win95 I get an error message: Windows protection error after setup.
I looked around for some fix but couldnt find one.

Thanks for helping.


Hi,
I've had the same issue Win95 Protection Error on virtualbox on macos, but I've found a solution to it, check it out:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82787&p=406858#p406858
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