Get this message early in startup :- "Access was denied when opening a device file that may be needed to run windows. [Para2 refers to file on a remote disk,which I do not have and is therefore n/a in my case]. If file is on a local disk, the disk may be damaged. Run CHKDSK on disk containing the device file. You may need to install the device file again, or removeitfrom SYSTEM.INI. Press any key to continue" When I press a key Windows loads, then runs OK. This happens each time Windows is started. If I knew device file name, perhaps the matter could be resolved. Can anyone help please?