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Bootup halts because of "missing prog"

I tried avg's antivirus with firewall, and because of email problems removed it with the windows add/remove program.
C:\progra~1\grisoft\avg7\avgfwfd.vxd file was removed, however, reference to that file was not removed from the boot up sequence. Boot up stops because of the missing file. Info says that the file is referenced in either the registry or the system.ini. Searching both locations, I can not find it. Where do I find that driver reference in order to eliminate it? OS is win98se. That vxd file is not used with the normal anti-virus program. Thank you

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My guess is in system.ini...

In reply to: Bootup halts because of "missing prog"

If you can do this from windows then here's how to get there; START>>RUN..type in SYSEDIT>>look through system.ini but careful what you delete. Better yet..maybe put REM in front of the statement then reboot and see what happen.

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Tried that

In reply to: My guess is in system.ini...

Yes, I am familiar with sysedit. No where in that ini file is anything that matches avgfwfd.vxd, nor any of the other vxd files that open during bootup. To be on the safe side, I also ran through the other files, win.ini, autoexec.bat, etc while I did find a vxd prog listed it was not the one(s) I am looking for.
AVG opens 3 other vxd files ok but it can't open the 4th because it was part of another program, (I learned that by single stepping through booting). I am puzzled as to why windows says to look in registry or system ini when both come up blank.

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In reply to: Tried that

a reinstall and then remove fixs some problems.

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Re: vxd's in the registry

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Use regedit to find it in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD . The name is without ".vxd", just look for avgfwfd.

Hope this helps.


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In reply to: Re: vxd's in the registry

Thank you both. Right now I am in the process of upgrading to windows2000. I have been having other problems with win98se anyway. But I will check out the registry suggestion later. Thanks again.

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