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By ccix3 ·
I took the advice of some of the answers I recieved. Results: I formatted the drive and changed the RAM with 6 different sticks of RAM. I tried them one at a time and also two at a time. Recieving the same error mess. (C:\WINDOWS\system\vmm32.vxd:unable to load) Is there anything else I can try?? Help

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by Karpi In reply to Unable to load-- part 2

hello,

you may try the following link,

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;;q191874

For more information on the VMM32.VXD see

http://www.winfaq.de
(German Site but very useful)

HTH

Karpi
<fluctuat nec mergitur>

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by ccix3 In reply to Unable to load-- part 2

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by Hazzard_005 In reply to Unable to load-- part 2

It seems to me that with 6 sticks of ram you are using an older system with the smaller ram chips eg: Not a dimm chip?

I seem to remember that those sticks must match is size and speed to function properly. You may want to check on that?

Sorry if I am way off. Didn't have any of my older PC books on hand.

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by TheChas In reply to Unable to load-- part 2

I checked the link from answer 1.
Here is the correct link.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q191874

Remove any spaces.

Since you are having this problem on Windows install, I assume this is not your problem.

I have 3 ideas.
1. Make sure that you have less than 511MB of RAM installed.
Windows 9X has a problem with large amounts of RAM.
I limit my 9X boxes to 384MB of RAM.

2. Have only the floppy, HDD, CD-ROM, and video card installed when you start the Windows install.
I would go so far as to disable all on-board periphials. (sound, ports, IR)

3. Install the HDD in another PC.
Install Windows, but no device drivers.
Move the HDD back to the problem system.
See if you get any different errors.

If the motherboard is an older motherboard, and you have only tried newer RAM modules, it still may be a RAM compatabilty issue.
I have seen far too many motherboards with bizarre RAM limitations.

If these don't work, please post a comment with details of your system configuration;
Motherboard, CPU, video card, etc.

Chas

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