Problem with start up in Windows 98

  fordfocus 16:51 19 Mar 2004
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When switching on the computer it starts to load then comes up with a message telling me that there is a system / registry file missing.
The missing file is C:\QBWIN\VFINTD.386
It says if it is no longer needed then to remove the software associated with it, but I dont know what it is that I need to remove.

This computer is used purely by children for word proessing / home work etc so I tried to format the C drive to see if this would help but the computer wouldn't let me.

Has anyone got any idea what the problem is and what I need to do to correct it. A friend said it sounded as though the C drive was no good and would need replacing.

Any advice will be appreciated

  mackaycc 17:06 19 Mar 2004
  mackaycc 17:07 19 Mar 2004

Follow those instructions and you should be able to sort it.

  fordfocus 17:53 19 Mar 2004

The computer cant even find the system ini files or winini files to create original back.

Thanks anyway

Would it be worth trying to format the c drive
if so is there an easy way to do this

  GaT7 18:09 19 Mar 2004

Start -> Run. Type Sysedit & press OK. You can know access and edit the System.ini & Win.ini files. Now you should be able to do what mackaycc suggested earlier.

What you're experiencing is a fairly minor problem & I wouldn't recommend a format/reinstall just yet.

  fordfocus 19:26 19 Mar 2004

Thanks

It appears to be OK now

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