Removed NETWORK files: Invalid VXD? Help!
Posted on 2001-08-28
I hope my subject title made some sense. I just removed everything within Control Panel's Network (and was asked to reset). I did this thinking that my laptop was loading up Win98 too slowly because it was making some kind of network timeout. My laptop has no LAN connection and I was using the network files for getting dial up access. Some of the items were: Client For MS Networks, Dial Up Adapter, InfraRed, TCP/IP.
One rebooting back into Win98 I immediately got the dreaded blue screen with an error message about:
Invalid VXD Dynamic Link call from tdimsys(01) + 000066F8 to device "0028", service 801C. You Windows config is invalid. Run the Windows Setup to correct.
I suspect the error occurred because some App I have launching makes use of Networking and because I removed those items from NETWORK it is confused.
After my reinstall I suspect the error to persist. Can you suggest any quick fixes for similar errors? Im thinking i should go into Safe Mode, launch MSCONFIG.exe and try to fiddle around in there. Any areas you'd suggest?
Just in case I can alos try placing those NETWORK files back. Can you tell me what those Client For MS Networks, TCP/IP, Dial Up adapter files are, where they're located on the Win98 CD, and any possible file editing that must be done ALL through MSDOS so that I may be able to get back into Win98?
Thanks for any help. Ill come back to add any extra info I have.