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By RobYoungSr ·
I recently reformatted my hard drive and I now have the following error during boot up:
“The windows registry or system.ini file refers to this device file, but the device no long exists:
C:\ProgramFiles\InnoculateITPE\VetMon9x.VxD”, Press any key to continue.” Before the reformat, I had InnoculateIt anti-virus software on my computer. I zipped the InnoculateIt folder and put it on a floppy. Unfortunately, I forgot a system file associated with the program. I put the file back on my computer but the program does not work. I tried deleting the registry of the program and the file, but this does not help. I cannot reinstall the software as it now costs to get it from Computer Associates. What do I have to delete to get rid of this problem all together? My computer works fine otherwise. I have an HP Pavilion computer with Windows 98 (Standard) installed.

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by isys In reply to Boot up error

Fire up Regedit, <ctrl-F>, select Keys only, Match Whole String, enter Run and search for it. You will find a reference to it that can be deleted. It's under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, if you are familiar with the Registry.

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by TheChas In reply to Boot up error

If you want a "safer" method than regedit, you can use msconfig to eliminate the error.

Type msconfig in the run box.
Start at the startup tab, and remove references to the Innoculate software.
You may need to go through the system file tabs and disable references to Innoculate there also.

You can also clear the error with a registry utility such as Norton WinDoctor, or Meijenix FixIt. There are several freeware utilities out there also.

Delete all of the program files from your drive before using the registry cleaner tools.

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