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vftd.vxd failed on boot (Windows Protection Error)

Posted on 2000-02-17
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My problem follows, if you can help great, if not no worries

I'm unable to boot normally, I can get in via safe mode or step-by-step confirmation. When I boot normally it gives me :  "Windows Protection, failed to open vrft.vxd. You need to restart your comp" So I rebooted, and went to step-by-step confimration, and hit 'Y' to all confirms except vftd.vxd , and it works fine then. I've used all the utilites I could possibly think of to fix it, but nothing worked, so I went in to the registry, and disabled all 'vftd.vxd' tags (I saved a back up of it first, which I still have), I restarted and it worked, kinda... I don't get sound from one sound card, and I can't reboot the 'proper' way (Start menu, restart gives me the blue screen of death, and then hangs at a black screen)...

Any help at all? Know where I could find help, or the vftd.vxd?
I appreciate your help, even if you can only point me in the right direction

Microslave
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by:cookre
ID: 2533796
vrft.vxd is not from Microsoft.  I suspect it's a driver for the now taciturn sound card you mentioned.

Did the problem just suddenly start with no changes to your box, or did you install something, afterwhich the problem started?

If it started suddenly, it may very well be the device the vxd is for went south and the vxd is now venting its' spleen.

Sounds like the sound card is a good bet for closer examination.

What flavor sound card(s) have you?
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by:Microslave
ID: 2533852
No, I hadn't installed anything (Physically) into the computer... I've got 3 sound cards A Turtle Beach Montego, an Ensonique Soundscare and a Turtle Beach Pinacle--This is the one that won't work... Also my Comp won't shutdown... it gives the good ol Blue Screen O Death and then hangs :-((

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by:cookre
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Have you gone to:
http://www.voyetra-turtle-beach.com/site/default.asp
and read all the FAQs and checked for the latest driver set?  They do seem to have an excessive number of special versions for various problems and product revisions.
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by:thammond
ID: 2537642
Try going through regedit and searching for vftd.vxd .... delete anything that refers to that file.  Then reboot.  Reinstall the drivers for the sound card.  Reboot.   If you still get the "blue screen of death" during shutdown pull the soundcard out and reinstall Win98.   If you still get the blue screen of death... got me.  If not try reinstalling the soundcard and drivers and see what happens.
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by:thammond
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Try going through regedit and searching for vftd.vxd .... delete anything that refers to that file.  Then reboot.  Reinstall the drivers for the sound card.  Reboot.   If you still get the "blue screen of death" during shutdown pull the soundcard out and reinstall Win98.   If you still get the blue screen of death... got me.  If not try reinstalling the soundcard and drivers and see what happens.
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alexBrasil earned 200 total points
ID: 2538217
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In System.ini change "Vftd", after you remove the line.

If this not to function, changes in Registry( with Regedit), under subkey \hklm\system\currentControlSet\Service\Vxd, and remove the vftd.vxd in registry.

If this not to function, reinstall windows.


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by:Microslave
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I've removed the vftd.vxd from the registry, and now I think I've lost an interrupt... for that sound card... I'm gonna reinstall drivers, and I'll get bck 2 you's about the right answer and give you the points... (No I haven't forgotten about you)
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by:slchua
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Microslave, if all above still can't solve the problem. Did you check your RAM whether it is in good condition? Try to replace the RAM and test it out.
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