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By j4lovess ·
I deleted a couple programs which I do not remember. Now each time I start my laptop, I get this message;
"Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run windows or a windows application. The windows registry or system.ini file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

c:\progr~1\carbon~1\ccw32.vxd"

I have tried editing my system.ini to remove this line but can't see it when I go to run sysedit. How can I remove it from my system?

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by Ann777 In reply to Registry or system.ini

First, go to Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs... and see if you have any programs like Carbon??? (maybe Carbon Copy???) and see if you can remove it that way.

If you do not see that file at all, and everything seems to work without it, thenas a last resort, run regedit and look for all instances of that ccw.vxd (Edit --> Find --> and type ccw.vxd). On the right side of the regedit screen... delete any lines with ccw.vxd ONLY DELETE FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN. ccw.vxd isnot a Microsoft VxD file. You should not need this file if you are no longer using whatever program is attached to it.

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by roland63 In reply to Registry or system.ini

If you can't find it in sysedit, you must now modify the registry.

** BACKUP SYSTEM.DAT AND USER.DAT FIRST! **

Once safely backed up, continue with steps below;

Start/Run/type regedit and hit enter

Select EDIT then FIND and enter ccw32.vxd and click on FIND NEXT.

Once you the registry finds it, delete it - exit and reboot. If it comes up again, do another search in the registry rebooting after each time you delete something.

Good luck.

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by William Jay In reply to Registry or system.ini

RegClean may get the little parts out, even when un-install won't. Get it from MS, or from here ...

http://williamjay.dns2go.com/tech.support/utility/RegClean/

Run it every so often as little weirdnesses creep in with every install/un-install ...

A pound of prevention is worth a ton of cure ...

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by William Jay In reply to Registry or system.ini

that is /RegClean/, without a space. I wonder why the tech republic editor, this one, does that to perfectly good URLs ...

Sorry people, technical difficulties beyond my control, and thanks for the opportunity to participate in y our ongoing success.

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