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Vmm32.vxd boot error

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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
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by:sunray_2003
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I assume you have windows 98.

Any OS I would think reinstalling windows would solve the issue

Sunray
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yes it is windows 98

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

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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.
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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
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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
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by:Mr_Skinny
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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?
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Ignore the 'and' in my last sentence :)
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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
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http://www.windowsreinstall.com    is your friend
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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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