can't find a device file

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Perhaps i unintalled some progarm long time ago, since then whenever I start
the computer I get following message.
can't find a device file GFXVFW.vxd that may be needed to run windows or a
windows application. the windows registry or system.INI file refers to this
device file but device file no longer exists. If u deleted this file on
purpose try ininstalling the associated application usning its uninstall or
setup program
press any key to continue

after that I have to press 'enter' key many times to boot the computer, how
can I get rid of this message. thanks a lot for any help
 
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On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 17:59:36 -0700, noname
<noname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Perhaps i unintalled some progarm long time ago, since then whenever I start
>the computer I get following message.
>can't find a device file GFXVFW.vxd that may be needed to run windows or a
>windows application. the windows registry or system.INI file refers to this
>device file but device file no longer exists. If u deleted this file on
>purpose try ininstalling the associated application usning its uninstall or
>setup program
>press any key to continue
>
>after that I have to press 'enter' key many times to boot the computer, how
>can I get rid of this message. thanks a lot for any help



A program that was deleted probably used that file and a remnant is
still calling for it.
In addition to the registry as Alan suggested try this:
Start > Run and enter Sysedit. Select the System.ini file. Scroll
down to the [386Enh] section and look for the GFXVFW.vxd file. If
it's there put a semi-colon in front of the line to disable it.
Save and exit.

Reboot

Regards,

Bill Watt
Computer Help and Information http://home.ptd.net/~bwatt/
 
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Use Regedit.exe and remove any reference to GFXVFW.vxd
Start-Run-Regedit.
Navigate down to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD
Expand VXD, find GFXVFW and delete if there.
Restart the computer when finished.

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html


In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion, noname
<noname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Perhaps i unintalled some progarm long time ago, since then whenever I start
>the computer I get following message.
>can't find a device file GFXVFW.vxd that may be needed to run windows or a
>windows application. the windows registry or system.INI file refers to this
>device file but device file no longer exists. If u deleted this file on
>purpose try ininstalling the associated application usning its uninstall or
>setup program
>press any key to continue
>
>after that I have to press 'enter' key many times to boot the computer, how
>can I get rid of this message. thanks a lot for any help
 

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