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By glennnicol ·
I am running win 98 second edition. In device manager I have a explanation mark on "EISA direct memory access controller"
upon selecting "properties" it states that
"VDMAD.VXD device loader(s)for this decive could not load the device driver(code2) to fix this, click update drive to update the device driver".
However windows tells me that the best driver is already installed.
Help on what VDMAD is and how can I find right driver.

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by curtis In reply to eisa controler

Taken from:
http://www.glorysite.com/help.html

If you installed Windows 98, then you can be pretty certain 7 drivers did not install and it will not run up to par without them. This is how you check to find out if they are installed or not:
pull ''my computer'', ''control panel'', ''system'', ''device manager'', click on the ''modem'' + sign and then ''right click'' on the modem name and go to ''properties''. From there you go to ''drivers'' and at the bottom click on ''driver info''.

You should see C:\windows\system\vmm32.vxd{vcomm.vxd} there. If the vcomm.vxd is in ( ) like the example I gave you, then you do not have these drivers installed. You can also click on C:\windows\system\vmm32.vxd{vcomm.vxd} and it will say that this is not installed. So now you have to fix this. Believe me .. you want to fix this. I had spent the entire afternoon trying to get pages to load in their normal time.....not slower. Now they zip load. Anyway, I found a fast easy way to install these.
First, get yourself an empty 3 1/2 " disk and slip in the disk drive. Next, pull out your ''Windows98'' CD and load into the CD drive. Find the ''cab'' files and click on the 47 and 48 cab files and find these files:


configmg.vxd

ntkern.vxd

vcomm.vxd

vdmad.vxd

vdd.vxd

vmouse.vxd

vflatd.vxd

Now you will ''right click'' on each file (only the first driver is in cab 47) and save to the disk. After you have saved all the drivers to the disk, you will move them to ''C:/Windows/system''file. Big difference in the 98's performance.

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by glennnicol In reply to eisa controler

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by glennnicol In reply to eisa controler

This has nothing to do with my modem. Thanks for your effort, though.

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by G S In reply to eisa controler

The guy above was on the right track. Although it has nothing to do with your modem if you check the driver installed for your modem you can find out if you have the seven drivers installed that he mentioned. There is also a program called vxd fix. If you do a search for it on the net you will find it. It does exactly what he explained to you - only it is automated.

Good Luck

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by glennnicol In reply to eisa controler

Thanks for everybody reply and effort. I never figured out how to correct the problem and the above answers did not solve my problem were helpful in general.
I gave up on trying to find why and reinstalled my operating system and everything is fine now.

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by glennnicol In reply to eisa controler

this is not my main machine and I have no modem instaled in it, it is networked to two machines and I access the internet first with my server machine and internet sharing is installed. I have the drivers he mentions in modems properties on all three macines. So I don't see how this is on the right track. He may be right in that win98 did not install these drivers , but I have no idea where to get them, as windows says that these are the best drivers. I was maybe thinking my controler on my motherboard was bad, I believe there are two controllers on most motherboards and I kind of think maybe this is the second one and since it is not being used, it might be a non issue unless I put another hard drive on that channel.(I don't know if this makes sense, just my guess)'
Thanks,Glenn

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