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Hi, You have just copied/pasted what you posted above. Your posts are confusing me. The /Lswitch tells Extract the location to extract the file to. FAT systems have very limited security; every user that has access to a FAT drive also has access to all files on that drive.

It seems to show how to create the file if Windows is unbootable because that file is missing or corrupt. BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! Save the file and run it. After I returned to the c: prompt, I typed in C:\Windows\Command\Scanreg /Restore (with the space after the 'g') and still there were no results. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/comp-won-t-boot-wind-98-error-vmm32-vxd-is-req-to-run-win-289067/

Some companies sold new hard drives with OSR2 preinstalled (officially justifying this as needed due to the hard drive's capacity). If you cannot change to "C:" then there is no need trying further. I've tried the recovery disk, but when i go thru the steps and hit start recovery, nothing happens. The 32-bit VxD message server (msgsrv32) is a program that is able to load virtual device drivers (VxDs) at startup and then handle communication with the drivers.

Thanks for responding. Whatever..the bottom line is, my computer is fine now using that way and that's a fact. During the process, all files combined into vmm32.vxd will be deleted from the \Windows\system\vmm32 directory leaving only those that do not belong in vmm32.vxd (were not listed in your wininit.ini file) When a program issued an int 21h call to access MS-DOS, the call would go first to the 32-bit file system manager, which would attempt to detect this sort of patching.

C:\Windows> ren (What do I type here) system This is what I have done so far. C:\ dirvmm32.vxd /s Volume in drive C has no label Volume serial numbers is 1238-120B Installation software often replaced and deleted system files without properly checking if the file was still in use or of a newer version. If you read carefully, nowhere in my post said I was going to replace the original vmm32 with the new. http://www.helpwithwindows.com/techfiles/vmm32.html The computer is running Windows 98 First Edition.

Please read our disclaimer before installing. (Make a backup copy of the original file) Free Download vmm32.vxd to your computer. 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. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Blank? I tried everything I could before coming for help.

Read the all-new, FREE 200-page online guide: How to Build Your Own PC! NOTE: Using robot software to mass-download the site degrades the server and is prohibited. a fantastic read PC World. Windows 9x supports .INI files solely for compatibility with those applications and related tools (such as setup programs). To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Additionally, the message server performs several background functions, including loading the Windows shell (such as Explorer.exe or Progman.exe).[20] Another type of device drivers are .DRV drivers. The profile support in the Windows 9x family is meant for convenience only; unless some registry keys are modified, the system can be accessed by pressing "Cancel" at login, even if Can't find your answer ? Reply With Quote 12-01-2004,02:14 PM #15 classicsoftware View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Exalted Grand Master GeekModerator Join Date Jul 2001 Location Wyncote, PA, USA Posts 10,557

Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. The first Microsoft Plus! Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Unluckily ... 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

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Sometimes Windows ME is included as a member of Windows 9x, e.g in this version list Archived June 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. If any files in your list already exist in this directory chances are that they are newer versions than what is on your CD.

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.

Thank you so much for your response. If that doesn't work. As you may have gathered, since the VMM32.VXD in use on your system was custom created for you system based on its requirements, it is one file that you cannot simply Windows ME is sometimes included.[2] Windows 9x is predominantly known for its use in desktops.

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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. ENTER HERE © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. Hardware support[edit] Drivers[edit] Device drivers in Windows 9x can be virtual device drivers or (starting with Windows 98) WDM drivers. solved Found a Sale!

Crank the computer up until you see the command prompt. If you need to get this list and you are unable to boot to Windows, You have two . By the way, the Device Manager, Driver File Details type of entry that reads something like C:\Windows\System\vmm32.vxd (configmg.vxd) is absolutely correct.