I recently tried to install a demo of Corel Wordperfect 8 onto my laptop. Towards the end of the process the system crashed (possibly a conflict with SmartSweep TSR). Since then however Win 95 refuses to load. Reporting a message like "While initialising device IOS: Windows protection error. You need to restart system." Re starting takes me into safe mode OK but I cannot get full version to load.
I tried a re-install of Windows 95 from CD but it now says that there is a missing file "C:\windows\system\VMM32\NTKERN.VXD". Pressing any key takes me to the original message and back into safe mode. I have checked the \system directory and neither \VMM32 or NTKERN.VXD exist. I have searched the Windows 95 CD and the Corel WP8 demo CD but there is no sign of the file. I have also searched system.ini and the Registry for any entry reference to this file or directory and found none.
I am almost at re-formatting stage!! Is there anything else that you can think of for me to try beforehand?