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By Chester Peterson ·
When I start my PC I get this error message "Cannot find windows\system\vmm32\enable.vxd" or to that effect. I just press enter and can still get into windows.
How do I restore or remove?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Error at startup

Hi

If your PC starts windows without any problems, and all your apps work without generating an error message requesting this file, then do the following:

1. Click on Start>Run and type

regedit

Click OK. Click on Edit>Find and type the name of the file that is reported in the startup error message, then click Find next. You should see an entry in the registry whose value matches the path and name of the file reported missing.

Back up your registry, then delete this value.

The error message is generated because there is an entry in the registry that refers to a file that has either moved or has been deleted. If none of your apps are requesting this file then it is likely that a recently uninstalled program did not properlydelete all the registry entries associated with that program when it was removed.

Good luck

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by Chester Peterson In reply to Error at startup

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by Ann777 In reply to Error at startup

Do not do this from the registry... this is a Windows file.

See:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q165454

Which gives the following resolution:
Resolution
To resolve this issue, follow these following steps:
In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
Click the Windows Setup tab.
Click the Accessibility Options check box to clear it.
Click OK and restart the computer when requested.

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by Chester Peterson In reply to Error at startup

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by Chester Peterson In reply to Error at startup

Hi Anna777,
thanks for the info. At this link you gave me http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US; q165454, it says it is for win95 and it doesnt have the vmm32 line in it.
Will this still work for the win98 machine?
p.s. I havent got the machine in front of me to try until tommorrow.

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by emmajoe In reply to Error at startup

Hi
I had this problem about 3 months ago, I extracted the file it was asking for from another computer with the same OS and saved it on to floppy. I was using WIN 98 so i booted from a 98 boot disk and then extracted the file from the floppy disk back onto the HDD of my computer. Rebooted and got back into windows no problem.

Regards
Emma

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by Chester Peterson In reply to Error at startup

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by bruski01 In reply to Error at startup

You can try to search your windows directory to see if the file exisit on your computer. (From explore's tool bar click tools, find, type missing file name) If you find it copy it to your windows\system file. Also, if you have you O/S disk you can look of the file there and copy it back to your windows\system file.

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by Chester Peterson In reply to Error at startup

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by Chester Peterson In reply to Error at startup

How does one extract a file from the original WIN98 disk?

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