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Dynamic Memory Manager - vmm.vxd

By Bart Hamill ·
I have lost my vmm.vxd. It does not appear in C:\windows\system\vmm32, nor do I see it when I run regedit & look under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ system \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ VMM32Files.
When rebooting, I see:
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Unpacking VMM32.vxd

Library is invalid or wrong version
Open of C:\windows\system\vmm32\vmm.vxd failed
Microsoft Windows VxD Library Manager version 4.00.03

Packing vmm32.vxd

Library is invalid or wrong version
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Am I going to have to rebuild it? Any help in that area would be very much in need.

Or, can I somehow restore it or get another one?

Perhaps relevant, my motherboard, a M748LMRT sold by PC100, offers an ATX form card to add USB functionality. I recently purchased & installed the card... put in a USB mouse which seems to work well enough, then bought a USB CD-RW... & thus my problem.

Thanks,
Bart

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by yagar In reply to Dynamic Memory Manager - ...

The vmm32.vxd is a file that is built when you install Windows. It is like a listing of you hardware and other functions for Windows. More than likely installing the cd damaged it, or actually overwrote it.

You can see if it is anywhere on your system by booting to the command prompt and typing

dir vmm32.vxd /s

If you find it move it to the windows\system folder

You can try opening the sys.ini file and looking for any reference to the CD that you put in. If you find something disable it by putting a ; in front of it to stop it from loading. The name you will be looking for will be something of the name of the cd or the software loaded for the CD recorder.

Unfortunately it is more than probable that you will need to reload windows to get by this. My luck % fixing this error is pretty low. According to Microsoft you will need to reinstall

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by dmiles In reply to Dynamic Memory Manager - ...

When the file and registry has become this corrupt it is best to reinstall the operating system,doing a clean install will work better than trying to install over the previous install.
Ref:Microsoft Knowledgebase article-Q194679

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by chris hirst In reply to Dynamic Memory Manager - ...

There usually only the one way to resolve vmm32.vxd errors that is to reinstall. There is a slim chance however that by starting in safe mode and deleting EVERY thing from device manager (some things you may have to remove in the registry [backup first] ie: IDE Channels) then boot into DOS mode (real DOS mode not Restart in DOS mode) (Press F8 when booting up) and rename vmm32.vxd then start up normally if everything goes well the setting up hardware wizard should start and let you continue andrebuild the registry etc IF windows starts without running the add wizard then run Add Hardware from control panel and hopefully you can set everything up again. Having said this you will usually find that if this works Windows will be even more unstable (if possible) but it should give you chance to recover any settings you need before reinstalling from scratch.
Best of Luck

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by chris hirst In reply to Dynamic Memory Manager - ...

Just in case you are wondering, VMM is Virtual Machine Manager and is where the HKEY_DYN_DATA Registry hive comes from

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