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Hi, recently I started my computer to find that Windows Me would not start. It would begin to load and then quit. The computer would say "VMM32.VXD file is not found, run set-up program to install" I tried to run my recovery disks, however it kept aborting the recovery inexplicably. I'm lost as to what to do next.
 

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Tried booting in safe mode? Does that work?

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yes, i tried in safe mode too. I tried the recovery disks several times as well and nothing will seem to work. thanks for the link, i'll see what they say.
 

Toejam31

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This is one of the reasons that I detest OEM Recovery disks ... because what you really need to do is reinstall the operating system.

It would be helpful if you had a Win95/98 Boot Disk, so you could format the primary partition and install the OS from scratch, but if all you have is the Recovery Disk ... check out these two links, and see if they might be helpful:

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q129/6/05.ASP" target="_new">http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q129/6/05.ASP</A>

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q191/8/74.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=VMM32.VXD&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WINME" target="_new">http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q191/8/74.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=VMM32.VXD&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WINME</A>

VMM32.VXD is a missing virtual device driver that normally resides in the C:\Windows\System folder. Usually, the only method of restoration is a reinstallation of the OS.

If extracting the file doesn't work, I suggest that you contact technical support for the company that made your machine, and make them fix it.

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try copying that file from a friends computer onto a bootable floppy with the xcopy command. then copy the file to c:\windows\system. it should get you up and running, but to my knowledge its a few more files are probably missing also. quick fix, but hey i have 3 PC's in the same room in case one is sick
 

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Used to get that problem w/ Win 95 and 98 every time I installed. Always had to reinstall. Tell me if u need a boot disk, I will send u the files.

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