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By barndog826 ·
I receive a message, c:\windows \system\vmm32.vxd: missing unable to load. Since this has happened I cannot boot up without problems and I can't use my printer even when I re-install the software. Can I fix this without reloading windows 98? Where did this go? How can I retrieve this. I am not sure how this happened in the first place. Any help would GREATLY be appreciated! Thank You!

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by TheChas In reply to unable to load

.vxd files are virtual device drivers.

When there are problems with vxd files there often is a memory problem.

If you just added more memory, it is possible that the new and old memory are not compatible with each other.

Start by making sure that your memory modules are securly seated in their sockets.

Next, from as clean a boot as you get. (I suggest safe mode)
Run System File Checker (SFC) from the run box on the start menu.
Choose replace a file, and enter vmm32.vxd
Windows may or may not be able to re-create the file on it's own.

What I have had to do on systems with vxd problems, is to delete the .vxd files from the C:\Windows\System\System32 folder.
Then, re-install Windows.

If you leave most of your instalationintact, you will not loose any of your settings or files by re-installing W98 over itself.

Chas

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