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This method is not recommended for beginners, I have seen to many Vmm32.vxd files get corrupt installing 3rd party software when the vendor try's to use the Wininit file to add All you should have to do is replace \Windows\system\vmm32.vxd and delete any files in the \Windows\system\vmm32 directory that were not there when you started. Or you can copy the System.dat file to another computer using 9x or ME. Copy those drivers onto the disk and perhaps it may be necessary to edit the configuration files to ensure they are appropriately referenced on boot.6. weblink

Redoing the OS many times won't fix the problem if related to some of the causes listed above.Booting off a Win98 floppy using CD-ROM support and using the method I described If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. In the beginning there was the command line. To make a Batch file type each command on one line, then go to the next line and type the next command. https://www.easydesksoftware.com/news/news10.htm

If so, take the CD out of the drive. I've been told my hard drive may be toast and i need a new one. Note: If the system's CMOS is set for booting from the hard disk first, you must change the options so the system boots first from a floppy drive.g. And as we all know, anything posted on the web spreads like wildfire and is taken to be gospel by many even if it shouldn't.

Open the CDROM and insert the Win98 CD. will depend on the version selected but for Windows 98 it's, Win98.exe).b. I can get to the DOS prompt. Edited by lti, 09 January 2012 - 09:20 PM.

Try the first one first but I don't think it will get you much.. Research sez that this file is specific to each compu, and you can't copy this file from one machine to another...the msg is as follows: "vnn32.vxd is required to run windows. While wininit.ini is being processed you will get a Please wait while Setup updates... Case is irrelevant:Note: Line #2 is not required for the actual creation of the Startup disk itself and may be left off since it is used only to speed the creation

When I press a key, the computer turns off. Now would be a good time to see what files are in this folder so you can eliminate extracting the ones that are in the folder already. It only contains a few basic VXDs and Windows adds to it as it installs Windows using the Wininit.ini file. SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved.

  • An EBD/Startup disk is nothing more that an open door to the system and provides a bunch of DOS tools.
  • Any *.vxd file in this directory will be automatically loaded and used during Win9X startup, instead of the one in the vmm32.vxd file if it exists in both places.
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  • If you did extract vmm32.vxd from your cab files and overwrote the one in your \Windows\system directory with it, the result would be a system that you could not start Win9X
  • If you are using the Windows\Command> prompt you will need to enter the full path, I would need to use C:\Windows\Options\Cabs\Base2.cab FileName_Wanted = The name of the file in the list.
  • Procedure: Notes: Some of the steps only tell you what needs to be done and not how to do it.
  • Click OK to continue.e.

Related Use extract.exe to restore a system file Related Use of the System File Checker in Windows 98 Related Use of the System File Protection in Windows Me More Info MS https://forums.techguy.org/threads/c-windows-system-vmm32-vxd-missing-unable-to-load.433416/ Every computer uses a different VMM32.VXD file, so you can't simply copy one from another system and expect it to work. VMM32 is a critical system file and Windows should not be "working" if it is missing WhitPhil, Jan 15, 2006 #7 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is Make sure you have Extract.exe in your Windows installation files' folder.

did you have a read of my link above? have a peek at these guys In other words files in this directory take precedence over same files within vmm32.vxd. The CD-Rom process builds a 2MB RAMDrive (virtual drive). Thanx to Billy G · actions · 2003-Jan-1 3:57 pm · Sparky12join:2000-02-27Nokomis, FL

Sparky12 to cyboid Member 2003-Jan-1 5:25 pm to cyboidDo you happen to have a UMAX scanner attached by

Hopefully, this will be shown as "C:". Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Have You Seen These Links... Again I say hogwash. check over here Is being in IT simply being a contractor now?! [No,IWillNotFixYour#@$!!Computer] by MineCoast326.

Its an HP Pavillion 8665C, haven't been having any problems with it. i think the only problem is i dont have the vmm32.vxd, is it possible i download it and copy it where it should be place? The computer runs perfectly under all other conditions.

Back to top #11 lti lti Topic Starter Members 580 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:28 AM Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:17 PM The file is in the correct location.

As I just said I think this whole issue is just plain old-fashioned hogwash. The only information I can find about this problem is that the file is required by Windows and the computer wouldn't boot at all if it was really missing or damaged. So yes that is normal behavior. Hope this helps.Grif Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Comp won't boot, wind 98, error: VMM32.VXD is req to run Win by shyamalmitra / March 24, 2008 7:03 PM

sammysosa, Jan 12, 2006 #2 dr20 Joined: Apr 11, 2003 Messages: 1,649 That is a special file, created during Windows installation. Press the F10 key and CMOS shall quit to restart. Now you can read the file in DOS by typing: Edit C:\Windows\Vmmlist.txt Press Enter. http://midsolutions.org/general/windows-exe.html But it looks like I can probably safely upgrade now; it seems M$ may have *finally* issued a stable OS. · actions · 2003-Jan-1 9:23 pm ·

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You have one hard disk drive with three designated drives/and/or/partitions; Drives C:\, D:\ and E:\. Mine is Base2.cab, so I will replace this variable with Base2.cab. The procedure causes NO changes, additions or deletions to your registry, so you should not need to restore it. b.

Another long shot is to find (assuming your drive (ROM) is functional would be to get your hands on an older NORTON disk, 2004 or earlier, stuff it in the drive The fact that users could not find these files on their system may have led to the acceptance that they Win9X did not install them. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. It provides few peripheral drivers (See list in #2 above) and you cannot start the GUI environment (Windows) after booting with it, [Q178947].

Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Each system has a \Windows\system\vmm32 directory. Back to top #10 4dude 4dude Members 578 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:03:28 AM Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:43 AM Yup the file usually is in the SYSTEM directory where can i get that for free?

Now, for a HOT tip, try making a Batch file (.BAT) to extract all the files at once. One of the most important things about vmm32.vxd is that the actual *.vxd files it contains is determined for each system on an individual basis during the original Win9X installation to WhitPhil, Jan 12, 2006 #4 samustdie Thread Starter Joined: Jan 12, 2006 Messages: 10 sori late reply!!! How you backup these files is up to you.

Back to top #7 cryptodan cryptodan Bleepin Madman Members 21,868 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Catonsville, Md Local time:08:28 AM Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:27 PM Command Prompt only is for but the OS is working it just so irratating when i start the pc i always see the error. What if I can't start Win9X or have other problems: Recovery is quite simple if you followed my suggestion to make backups. The computer is running Windows 98 First Edition.