VD D Problems

  metamorph 13:09 19 Mar 2004

every time i download something or sometimes when i open apps i get a message saying

C:/WINNT/system32/pcpbios.exe system/CurrentControlSet/Control/virtualdevicedriver.VDD VDD format in registry is invalid close or ignore

(it doesnt happen at any regular time or with any particular app)

what does it mean and is it important? should i delete it or should it be fixed (if thats poss) i await learned advice


WIN2000 pro with office xp

  MichelleC 13:23 19 Mar 2004

M$ came up with this:

This behavior can occur if the following registry value has become corrupted:

This issue may occur after you install a 16-bit program, or a program that uses a 16-bit installation program, that is not Windows 2000 compliant.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate and click the following value:

On the Edit menu, click Delete.
On the Edit menu, click Add Value.
Type VDD in the Value Name box, click REG_MULTI_SZ for the Data Type, and then click OK.
The Multi-String editor appears. Leave this entry blank and click OK.
Quit Registry Editor.
If the above steps do not work, or if you are unable to create the VDD key, it may be necessary to also delete and recreate the whole VirtualDeviceDrivers registry key.

BTW from the title of your thread I thought you'd got other probs.

  metamorph 13:31 19 Mar 2004

thought you might


  metamorph 13:38 19 Mar 2004

do you think it could have been caused by instaling winrescue, which is for win95?? although was uninstalled almost straight away

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