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Received error regarding VPICD

By georgie8 ·
Windows 98 system. Receiving error message: While initializing Device VPICD Windows Protection error. You need to restart your computer. What device is this error coming from and what needs to be done to correct. Restarting the computer is not working.

I am also installing version windows 98 on another system and receive a message that the cab. is corrup does not say what cabt. If I keep trying to install it will go by this message and install. What is causing this message and how doI correct. How does that affect the system that it was installed on.

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Received error regarding VPICD

Hi!

VPICD = Virtual PIC Device where PIC = Programmable Iterface Controller.

See this microsoft article for a deeper and better description.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ddkdoc/win95ddk/vxds_66wj.htm

In short almaost all your hardwaredevices must have a Virtual Device, and it seems to me like your Virtual Device handler isn't able to start and then Windows can't start because then Windows can't access any of your devices.

Try and get another copy of Win 98 which you know is without flaws and reinstall Win98.

Borrow a working Windows 98 CD from a friend or neighbour.

That should solve your problem.

/Hasse

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Answer #1 is on the right track, and if you are lucky, another copy of the Windows 98 CD will have the drivers you need. You may also have the needed drivers on media that came with your computer system, or motherboard. You may want to try installing the PCI bridge drivers that came with your system.

From the control panel, select "install new hardware", and answer that you "have disk". Or, for some machines, there is a full installation script that you run from the supplied CD.

I've sometimes found that the software supplied with a motherboard will not work well with a newer version of windows. In that case, you will have to hope that the newer version of Windows has the requisite drivers, or that the vendor has an update. I hope this helps. Good luck!

Chuck

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