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when starting windows  I can only start in safe mode then the message given is that a device file that is specified in the system.ini file is damaged. it may be needed to run windows.  There are a number of files and they all start with C:\windows\system\VMM32\.....  Any ideas what these files are and how I can fix them?
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by:Tim Holman
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Mots,
  What files are missing exactly ?
  Where have they gone...?
  Check your windows\system\vmm32 directory to see what's there.
  Try remming (with a ;) the lines out of system.ini - you may not need them.

Tim
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If You run Setup over an existing Windows 95 installation, you
       receive the following two options:
 
        - Restore Windows files that are changed
 
        x- Copy all Windows files again
 
       
 
    Both of these options verify the validity of Windows 95 files.
       Setup uses the Setuplog.txt file
       to determine which files to check and marks each good file with
       an "S." This mode also rebuilds the Vmm32.vxd file and recopies
       any file with a lost long filename.

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