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By Borg7of9 ·
I have a client who gets the following error when booting up his system.

He gets a message about a missing z:vvinesd.386 file everytime and the system freezes although about 1 in 10 times trying he can get into his system. Any ideas? Suggestions?

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by ruffled In reply to Error message on boot up

runn msconfig from comand prompt or reinstall os or replace file with missing file: file should be on the disk i would format and reinstall to be safe... that might not be the only file missing msconfig you can select what starts apon start up is you can get to the os select run type in msconfig and look close at it make sure you read all info first ok :) but i would reinstall do a clean install though by formating :)

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by zlitocook In reply to Error message on boot up

Z:VVINESD.386 Missing
Error message:
"The windows registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to a device file that no longer exists. If you deleted this, try uninstalling the associated application to replace this file: z:vvinesd.386"
At startup
Systemsrunning Windows 95
The Banyan VINES network protocol is installed, or it has been removed and the VVINESD key is still in the Windows Registry
Three possible solutions:

1- REMOVE BANYAN VINES FROM THE NETWORK APPLET:

Click Start > Point to Settings > Click Control Panel
Double-Click on the NETWORK icon
On the list of Installed Components look for any references to the Banyan VINES Protocol
Click on any you find > Click the Remove button

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by zlitocook In reply to Error message on boot up

If you find any listings for VINES this alone should do the trick.

2- ADD AND REMOVE CLIENT AND SERVICE

The following is a solution posted by a user who was getting the z:vvinesd.386 error:

Click Start > Point to Settings > Click Control Panel
Double-Click on the NETWORK icon
Click the ADD button > Add CLIENT and SERVICE
Restart the computer
Click Start > Point to Settings > Click Control Panel
Double-Click on the NETWORK icon
Click the REMOVE button > Remove CLIENT and SERVICE >Restart the computer

The above worked for the poster and others I have suggested this to in the past have reported success with it.

3- REMOVE VVINESD KEY FROM THE REGISTRY:

If all else fails you will have to manually remove the key placed by the Banyan VINES protocol from the Registry

NOTE: If you do not have a current full Registry backup create one prior to doing the following:

Click Start > Click Run > Type REGEDIT > Click OK
Click the [+] next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Click the [+] next to SYSTEM
Click the [+] next to CURRENT CONTROL SET
Click the [+] next to SERVICES
Click the [+] next to VxD
Click once on the VVINESD folder
Tap your Delete key
Restart the PC (hopefully sans the error)

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by zlitocook In reply to Error message on boot up

Was he trying to add a dial in user or a UNIX/LINUX system? There is a step by step on MS site for doing this.

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by LeoBloom In reply to Error message on boot up

On the MS Support Knowledgebase lookup:
Cannot Find a Device File Vvinesd.386 When You Start Computer (Q194845)

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