vmm32.vxd problem with windows 98

  geoffi 13:38 01 May 2003
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I am upgrading my pc from windows 95 to windows 98 se2.
have booted the pc using the windows 95 start up disk.then formatted the c: drive using
format c: /s
after the format i boot up from the windows 98 start up disk.Then switch to the d drive to access the cd.type setup and the windows 98 set up programm runs.
at the first automatic reboot,
windows will not load.
error message is:
unable to load or find missing file.
c:\windows\system\vmm32.vxd

have formatted and reloaded win 98 3 times.
i get the same error.
I can boot the pc into safe mode, but of course cannot then access either the floppy drive or the cd rom
i copied this missing file from another pc running win 98. no difference.

originally I tried to boot the pc using a windows 98 start up disk, but then when i tried to format, using format c: /s or even format c:
the commands are not recognised.

the microsoft site lists this problem as a problem with umax scanners.
I don't use a scanner.
why will the virtual device library not load ?
any help would be most appreciated.

  Gman 14:05 01 May 2003

click here
Try that!

  woodchip 14:16 01 May 2003

Try copying the Win98 folder from the CD onto C: and run from that instead of running from CD

  geoffi 14:23 01 May 2003

thanks gman
I have already seen that site and I agree with
burrwalnut. That is a very time consuming fix.

I am wondering if my copy of Win 98 is faulty.
have just tried to install a vxd fix file from
freepctech and it cannot open the relevant cab files on my cd.

  B4HS 18:05 27 Jul 2003

Have just reinstalled Win98se after clearing out a nasty Trojan and uninstalling several unmemorable/unused applications. On startup I now get an error message:
SYSTEM.IMI refers to this device file but the device file no longer exists. If you deleted this on purpose try uninstalling the application. If you still want to use C:\Windows\System\VMM32\enable.VXD reinstall the application.

And then says press any key to continue

Trouble is I have no idea what the application might be.

Should I do what 'try this' suggests or is this a different problem ?

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