I have an Advent 7240 laptop which has just been returned to me by a user.
The laptop will now no longer boot and displays the following error message:
“Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number 3, Service B. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run the Windows Setup program again to reset this”
The following actions have been taken.
1. fdisk /mbr – to clear the master boot record
2. c: drive partition formatted
3. windows 98 se reinstalled.
Upon reboot (despite wiping the drive) the same error message appears. The laptop has been re-built 3 times and I am finding it hard to find a reference for the above error message.
The box will not even boot in Safe Mode.
I suspect a potential hardware fault, but wouldlike further help to identify the problem