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ProtoWall.sys error?

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  1. DragonGod

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    ProtoWall.sys error?

    READ ME FIRST: Your Protowall.inf driver is in the installation directory ("C:>Program Files>Dudez>Protowall" in one of the driver sub folders. Which one it is in will depend on your operating system).

    After Protowall installation, you receive a "Protowall.sys not loaded" error message when you try to start the program.

    Remember, all of the below steps are independent. Your problem can be solved by one of the steps below but it is NOT a step by step procedure. If one step does not solve your problem, go to the next one.

    IMPORTANT: Never use, point, right-click or whatever on the Protowall_mp.inf file! You must use Protowall.inf file only. Protowall will take care of the other one during installation. Install the driver/service as described at http://bluetack.co.uk/pwhelp.

    1. Check in your Adapter->Properties->Network tab if there is a Protowall item and that it is checked. The complete steps on how to get to the Network tab are in the next paragraph.

    The adapter is the device normally used to connect your PC to Internet. It could be a modem, router, etc. It is shown in your "Network Connections" window. You can get to that window by clicking "Start"->"Settings"->"Control Panel". In the Control Panel window you will see the "Network Connections" icon. Double click it and it will list your "Adapter". On your modem (adapter, router or whatever), right-click it, select "Properties" and a window will appear. At the top, there is the "Network" tab. That is where you will find all your networking services and where you need to make sure there is a check next to the Protowall driver.

    2. When you install the Protowall service in your Adapter->Properties->Network section (see above for instructions on how to get to the "Network" tab if you need to), be sure to follow the procedure as described at http://bluetack.co.uk/pwhelp and be sure to use the Protowall.inf driver ONLY during the installation procedure.

    3. Go to the "Network" tab of your connection again (see step #1 for instructions on how to get there), select "Protowall" and hit "Uninstall". When it is uninstalled, reinstall it.

    4. Uninstall it completely, reboot in safe mode with network support, and then reinstall it.

    5. Uninstall Protowall. Create a bridge with the "Network Setup Wizard" and install Protowall. Add the Protowall service to the bridged connection. Then if Protowall works but your Internet connection does not anymore delete the bridge connection and reboot.

    Some computers as we know have more than one type of connection in local area connections. In this case you may have to bridge connections. For instance, if you have a 1394 connection and bridged it with your Local Area Connection (NIC or network card). Highlight both the connections then right-click them and select "Bridge these connections". Then add the Protowall service back to this newly bridged connection.

    If you have installed Protowall on the new bridged connection and you still get the Protowall.sys not loaded message go back and delete the bridged connection (in this case the 1394 connection).

    Subsequently deleting the bridge, or disabling the 1394 connection, brings you back to just your Local Area Connection (if your not using the 1394 connection you may feel better with it disabled rather than bridged) then reboot and start Protowall again. This does not work for everyone but it has for most.

    If you have more than one network card you will need to disable one because Protowall will not run on both at the same time. You will have to go into the "Device Manager" under "Network Adapters" and right-click the Network card that you are not using and disable it. To get to the "Device Manager", go to the "Control Panel" and double-click on "System". Go to the "Hardware" tab and you should see a button called "Device Manager".

    In Protowall 2.0, you will have to select the adapter that you are using in the main Protowall GUI in the drop down list box before Protowall will work correctly.

    (Bridged connections are supported in Windows XP, but not for remote connections) or just create a Bridge between the 1394 and the Local Area Connection. It will be fine without rebooting in safe mode.

    6. If you are running Windows 2000, be sure to have Service Pack 4 installed, or Protowall will always give you that error message.

    7. You have installed the driver (or you suppose it is done) with the driver installer downloaded here, and you have the error message -> check if the Protowall service is present in your Adapter->Properties->Network section. If it is not installed install the driver manually as described in the help (link here above). If it is installed, uninstall it and re-install it manually. NOTE: Many people have reported that the driver installer supplied just the Windows 2k & Windows 2003 drivers. If you are not able to find the XP driver, download the program installer, not the driver installer, and you will find your XP driver in your Protowall installation folder.

    8. This free tool pserv.cpl may help you have more control over your services and devices on your system. pserv.cpl is a Windows NT/2000 Control Panel Applet that:

    Allows you to control all NT services
    Allows you to control all NT devices
    Allows you to connect to remote machines
    Has many features your Windows 2000 MMC doesn't offer you
    Is fast!

    9. Protowall does not support (version 1.x) terminal services or remote desktop.
    However, you may be able to install Protowall on a server running Windows 2k3 Server and control Protowall from other machines.

    As previously stated, Protowall will not work via Remote Desktop
    (Start/Programs/Accessories/Communications/Remote Desktop Connection).

    However, if you connect to the server or other machine using Remote Desktops (note the plural Desktops) via Start->Programs->Administrative Tools->Remote Desktops, you will be able to control Protowall with a Console window.

    For those not familiar with Console use:

    Right-click the Remote Desktops entry in the tree under Console Root and select "Add New Connection".

    Another window will open asking for the Connection and Log-on details.

    Enter the IP of the server (if you browse for it, you may be told that Terminal Services are not available).

    Leave the Connection Name blank if you wish.

    Enter the Log-on information, save the password and click "ok".

    A new icon will appear in the tree under Remote Desktops.

    Right-click the icon/name and select "Connect".

    Now, for future use, select File/Save As and save the Console as ".msc in a handy place.

    In the future if you double click that shortcut, you will connect directly to your server and Protowall.

    10. Check if your system is set to accept/reject drivers without digital signatures (right-click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, select "Properties", go to the "Hardware" tab and, in the middle, hit "Driver Signature").

    11. You have installed the Protowall service with the switch? DO IT MANUALLY (see the link in step #2)!

    12. You have installed Protowall by right-clicking on the .inf file and selecting "Install"? DO IT MANUALLY!

    13. You have installed the Windows security patch KB823559-x86 before the IE6 sp1; uninstall the patch, reboot, install IE6 SP1.

    IE6 SP1 link:


    Reinstall the patch. Link here:


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