Vmm32.vxd boot error

hey

i would like to know what causes this error

vmm32.vxd is required to run windows

if this file is not in your path; you may need to reinstall windows

thanx
Frog_BoyAsked:
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sunray_2003Commented:
I assume you have windows 98.

Any OS I would think reinstalling windows would solve the issue

Sunray
Frog_BoyAuthor Commented:
yes it is windows 98

i have reinstalled it a few time same problem every time
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Frog_BoyAuthor Commented:
i have been to that site and a few others the do not tell me what causes it so that i can prevent it
Mr_SkinnyCommented:
Taken from that site :

CAUSE
This behavior can occur if the Windows\System folder is missing or renamed, or if the PATH line in the Autoexec.bat file is missing or does not include the Windows\System folder.
Frog_BoyAuthor Commented:
ok mr. skinny how do i prevent that.

i have reinstalled it but it does not work
what makes the windows\system folder disapper or get renamed you see does not help my cause
StealthMulletCommented:
Windows corrupting is a natural and inevitable process, it's akin to asking "How do I make my car never need an oil change?" The answer is: you can't, just as it will always be necessary to change the oil in your car then Windows will need to be reinstalled at some point in it's lifetime.

http://www.windowsreinstall.com    is your friend
Mr_SkinnyCommented:
Ok, I see what you mean.  Have you actually managed to resolve the problem by following Microsoft's instructions?

Some more info might be helpful, did anything unusual happen before you got this error for the first time? did it happen after installing/removing and software/hardware?
Mr_SkinnyCommented:
Ignore the 'and' in my last sentence :)
Frog_BoyAuthor Commented:
there is no hardware on the computer except a keyboard and a monitor

i have used several different cds, changed te ram, same thing
did not install anything, i cant even get it to boot once with out that eror comming up
StealthMulletCommented:
http://www.windowsreinstall.com    is your friend
chicagoanCommented:
My wife's dell did this on a cold boot and then would boot ok if gave it the three finger salute (CTRL-ALT-DEL). Every time! Turn it off - error, warm boot - OK. Releaded 98, it was OK. Did windows updates - the error came back.

I finally fixed it with the procedre at http://www.infinisource.com/techfiles/vmm32.html

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