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By ccix3 ·
When trying to rename a driving file, I typed in d:\>cd\win\system but I recieved a (invalid directory) message. just to give some background I wiped a hard drive clean and loaded win98 and recieved an error (windows unable to load <c:\windows\systems\vmm32.vxd; unable to load> help

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by wcp In reply to renaming driver file

If you got the error message right after you installed Windows 98, replace the RAM(s) and reinstall.

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by wcp In reply to renaming driver file

I was referring to the error message regarding to "Vmm32.vxd".

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by dmiles In reply to renaming driver file

The problem could be caused by memory,motherboard or a scanner driver that needs to updated
Trying opening the case and removing the memory and then reinstalling,hopefully reseating the memory clears up the problem.
If a scanner is installed on your system especially a UMAX,then you should go to their web site and download the lastest drivers
See Microsoft Knowledgebase article Q191874

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by TheChas In reply to renaming driver file

Answer 1 is correct.
Your RAM is either bad, or not compatible with your motherboard in Windows.

I have had this on several installs. The fix was always to replace the RAM, format the drive, and re-install Windows.

(I finally found a motherboard that the RAM modules worked in, and got rid of them)

As to the error, first, make sure that you did not mis-spell the path.
Most of the vxd files are in C:\windows\system32\

What happenned, is that Windows was unable to create and load a valid virtual memory manager.

Chas

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