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Windows 98 boot troubles

By kdcharter ·
What is causing the following error when booting Windows 98 SE? The error it stops on is as follows:
Invalid VxD dynamic link call from
VWIN32(01)+ 00000714 to device "0009", service 1. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run the Windows setup program again to correct this problem.

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by Parbo In reply to Windows 98 boot troubles

Your system should be able to load in safe mode. when the system starts hold down the ctrl key until the system beeps or yousee a menu. You can also tab the F8 key every second and it will bring up this menu. select safe mode and look for the file vwin32.vxd. delete it or rename it. next boot your system in dos with cd rom support either from the win98 cd or win98 bootdisk. next extract the file vwin32.vxd from the win98 cd (let me know if you need help with this) and reboot. If this file is corrupt this fix should help you solve that.
You might have to do the same for other files.
Best of luck

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by razzadaz In reply to Windows 98 boot troubles

power-down/power-on

Press f8

Select "Command Prompt Only"

At the C prompt type:
C:cd windows [enter]
C:cd Options [enter]
C:cd Cabs [enter]
The command line should look like this by now
C:\Windows\Options\Cabs
Now Type "scanreg /fix" [no quotes, enter]

If that doesn't work, follow the same process
and type "scanreg /restore" instead of scanreg /fix.

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by dmiles In reply to Windows 98 boot troubles

Check to see what Program that Service 1 is associated to and disable the service,then contact the manufacturer for a fix to this problem.
The service is most likely causing a hardware conflict with video drivers or the anti-virus software.

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by Baziite In reply to Windows 98 boot troubles

Try entering SAFE mode by pressing F8 just before win98 starts to boot . If you can load win98 in Safe mode then try removing an application or a device you have recently added . You can remove devices by right clicking my computer and selecting properties and then preesing the devices tab ( select the device and press remove ). Applications can be removed from " Add and Remove Programs " in Control Panel . If you have any confusion or you are not able to start in Safe mode then follow step 2 below .

Step 2 : Boot using the startup disk or the win98 bootable CD . Run setup and install win98 in the SAME directory as before . It will take 30 Mins but it will repair the windows configurations and also retain your settings and installed apps .

Do not reinstall using any other CD because you may loose your settings and/or apps .

Good Luck !!!

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by zbopz In reply to Windows 98 boot troubles

This could be caused by several problems. You may have a virus. Have you installed any new Hardware or new programs, especially scanning, video, cameras?? Changed any hardware settings?

Since the system can't boot, I would try:

1) booting to dos either from the boot menu or the emergency start-up disk. Type scanreg /fix at the prompt and run that utility about 3 times first. VWIN32.vxd does not require a registry entry though so this may not fix anything, but it cannot hurt.

2)If thatdoesn't work, I would try scanreg /restore from the prompt and select a date (if there is one available) that the system was running OK. Use this especially if you have changed some system or hardware settings before getting this error. If you get system restore opperation failed, I wouldn't run it a second time.

3)If those two don't have any effect on the problem, Try extracting VWIN32.vxd. Path to the cabs means where the cabs are located, such as C:\windows\options\cabs or WIN98 or wherever they are. You should rename the file first in case you need to restore it.

At the prompt:

Type: ren C:\windows\system\VWIN32.vxd C:\windows\system\VWIN32.xxx

Type: extract /a (path to the cabs) VWIN32.vxd /l C:\windows\system

4)There is always the possibility that you will in the end have to Reinstall Windows.

If at any point you get it to boot windows run SFC from run to check for other system files that are damaged or corupted and restore the ones that it finds. If System File Checker finds several files that are corrupted it is very possible that you have a virus deep into the system.

Good Luck

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