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problems at bootup

cstewts
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About 50% of the time I get a vmm32  error when windows is booting up... If i select normal from safe/normal screen is usually rebuilds itself...I had this problem with 95 and now with 98 both clean full installs and on 2 different computers... Is it a software I have or a hardware problem?
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This is the Virtual Memory Manager for Windows.  It creates the Swap file on boot-up.  (In case you didn't know, the swap-file is part of your HD pretending to be RAM.)  It is possible that you have bad sectors on your HD.  When it is creating the swap file it may have trouble with the bas sectors.  Try running scandisk from the Accessories\System Tools on the start menu.

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This has occured on two different hard drives   seagate 9.1 cheeta uw drives... Have ran scandisk on regular basis.. C: drive is partitioned  1.2 Gbyte....  
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maybe it has something to do with > 8GB drive?

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Your info helped me a lot to understand more about vxd...
but in my case i stumbled on the problem ,,, the scanner driver had a problem with computers running over 300mhz claimed by the manufacture UMAX... they had a new driver to download and it has solved my problem... I'm a little confused because i never saw the driver for my scanner in the sytem properties under the control panel.... where is it?  I updated like you instructed the other vxd's there were a lot with brackets.. thanks again...
chris stewts
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