I was loading a usb driver and when I reboot the following message came up: Configuration Manager cannot load because one of the following files is either not present or has an invalid version number: VMM.VXD, Shell.VXD, VTD.VXD, VXDLDR.VXD or VWIN32.VXD
I press any key to continue and the computer shuts off.
I tried to reinstall Windows - as advised here - unfortunately Windows can not be reinstalled on top of itself. The installation never finishes (actually when it is checking the free space and so on, the screen turns black with a cursor that does not move :-(
I can boot in DOSmode with the floppy. All my important files (not backed-up yes I'm stupid) are still there...
The CD drive behaves a bit funny too. When I do 'dir d:' it gives me all the time the same list of files, no matter the CD-Rom in it... Though it can read whatever disc is in it because I could start Windows installation by typing "setup" (though setup.exe did not appear on the list of d: after I did "dir d:"
Any advice would be welcome (except the one I know: back-up your files. But I was exactly doing that but the USB didn't work so I needed to load a driver again... then craaaash...)
In the last resort I will copy 600 mega of photo one by one on floppy discs but I will lose my digicam movies :-(
I've asked many comuter savvy friends of mine, to no avail, hence the points for this question