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VMM32.VXD and Windows98 Probs

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Trying to boot into Windows 98, after getting the intial splash screen, I get the following error

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD File Missing\Unable to load VMM32.VXD

I have nothing in my config.sys or autoexec.bat I have ran all the diagnostics in System tools, and have even restored the file from the installation disk. If I reboot a couple of times it goes away. My friend had the same problem under Windows 95, and was never able to cure it.
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by:cmcgee
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Try the 98 Startup troubleshooter

http://support.microsoft.com/support/windows/tshoot/startup98/default.asp

In 95 this was related to the USB Check the following information that I had posted to another user when he was having this problem in 95B, it may provide some someful info.
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You might want to try either of these 2 things (Only if you have OSR2)
Download the Universal Serial Bus update
http://www.keydata-pc.com/drivers/usbsupp.exe 

or you might try

1. Go to START; Settings; Control Panel; Add/Remove Programs.

2. In the list, double click on USB Supplement for OSR2.

3. Click YES to restart the system.

Hope this helps out...
Craig
 

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by:dankh
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Earz,

   Look in all of your sysedit files (i.e. system.ini, etc) and find that command to load Vmm32.vxd.  If found, put a ; in front of it to disable that command.  Restart your system and see if the message disappears.  And, most importantly, see if your system operates normally with that line disabled.  Sometimes when you install and uninstall programs, they leave little traces on the machine and in your files.

Please Reward The Points Accordingly.  :)
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by:earz
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I have tried these things as suggested. The USB update as mentioned in one of the replies, is non-existent for Windows 98. That was a windows 95 problem. I also looked in all of my sysedit files and found no command pertaining to vmm32.vxd

Keep the suggestions coming...
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by:cmcgee
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You may want to try and create a bootlog.txt file and see which devices fail. You may have a VXD or a .386 file that is being loaded by the VMM32.VXD that is failing causing the VMM32.VXD to error out.

These files are generally loaded from within the system.ini [386Enh] section or the
HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD
key in the registry.

I had referenced the OSR2 USB fix simply because you had mentioned a friend with similar problems in 95.

Hope this helps,
Craig

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dankh earned 100 total points
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Hi,

  I found this from a previous post and it seemed to have fixed the problem.  See if it solves yours:

Under DOS :

extract from the windows 98 cab files these files :

vmm32.vxd
Configmg.vxd

(eg. extract /a win98_22.cab vmm32.vxd)

and copy them into
C:\<Your windows Directory>\System      
             and
C:\<Your windows Directory>\System\VMM32

if this happends after that then try to do a ScanDisk & Defrag
and Also put a Thorough ScanDisk to Check For Bad Clusters in
your Hdd.

if you haven't any HDD Problems then the last choise is to Go To:
Device Manager -> Perfomance -> Virtual Memory

Then Click On "Let me specify my own virtual memory settings"
Check <Minimum> to 0 and <Maximum> to the meximum value it can
get. Then Choose Let Windows Manage My Virtual Memory Settings
and do A ShutDown..

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by:earz
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I will try this and see if it works... THANKS ALL


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by:Chance2
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Do you have a Umax scanner? If so, go to www.umax.com and download the VMM32.vxd fix
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