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By soh851 ·
Hi,

Recently my system has this message appear the moment in Windows 95 environment "Vxd.005, Illegal Operation. Please restart." I tried to format my system & do a clean reinstall, still unable to clear this error message. What could be the problem?

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by jwpluto In reply to Windows Corruption

You mentioned that you "tried to format" and re-install. Did you succeed? This is clearly a software problem. Now this Vxd file may rely on a piece of hardware that is failing to work. My first check would be to use the Bootlog.txt start-up option and see if there is an answer there. The log will show what parts successfully load, and where it stops loading. That might offer enough info to determine what's going on.

Another point - If you are using a copy of an original Windows disk, it mayhave re-installed the problem. If you have the original Windows CD, you may not have been successful in formatting the drive and the problem didn't go away with a re-install.

Maybe you should take one more step in the process if Bootlog.txt doesn't tell you anything and remove the drive partition using FDisk. No way will anything remain when you then re-install. Update me with a posted note if you want to.

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by soh851 In reply to Windows Corruption

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by dmiles In reply to Windows Corruption

Insert the startup disk and try booting into safe mode
Select the step by step configuration and when window opens,answer "y " to each line
This is possibly caused by a 32 bit driver that is being accessed and cannot load being it is incompatible with the operating system
Try locating a updated driver to your video card,which may be the problem

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by Netuser In reply to Windows Corruption

Try do Scandisk on your drive. Then restart your PC. If you still get the same message, reboot onto safe mode and delete that file. Try another reboot to see if it really needs that file. If it does, then extract a new one from your windows CD.

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by dchartier In reply to Windows Corruption

VXD is a virtual device driver. That is the conflict. I would suggest that you go into System Icon, Performance Memory Tab, and increase the amount of available hard disk space available for VM.
I have a woman here with the same problem, and since I've reduced the amount of applications running simultaneously, the problem has been eliminated, so far.

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