VMM32.VXD is the most critical VXD of all of Windows 98. I hope you didn't delete that.
All I can advice you to come out of this mess: have your CD-drive repaired. Then see if running Windows 98 setup from the CD over the existing installation will fix it. If that doesn't work, do a clean install of Windows from the CD.
In both cases you might need to find some drivers in your collection of old diskettes and cd's or get them from the manufacturers site on the web.
Let's hope somebody like Toni or Bob are less pessimistic than I am.
Best of luck,
I have windows 98SE with IE6.0, 256MB RAM....and no mouse in normal mode.I have a ps/2 mouse.
In device manager it tells me the driver was not found.
Details are:This device has a problem Code=8(0x8)
file version: 4.10.1998
I am using the keyboard to navigate...difficult.
My Path for this should be Windows/System/VMM32.VXD/vmouse.
I do not have the disk...although someone gave me their windows 98Se disk.Trouble is the computer cannot read my cdrom drive....will not work.
In safe mode I tried to find scanreg/restore....no file exists..check path!
I found my driver for vmouse.vxd at driver.com and downloaded it to desktop.My file VMM32.VXD I managed to open and I copied vmouse and pasted into this folder.Yet when you open it there is nothing in VMM32.VXD...but when I tried cutting and pasting it told me it was there.I replaced it.
Still my mouse will not work in normal...only in safe mode.
Last night upon reboot a popup found new hardware(mouse)and as far as I know it loaded it...of course it did not help obviously!
I have no idea what to do now or how...any ideas pleas as I have been at my computer 2 days now trying to figure this out!
I also am having trouble with: Vortex DOS Audio Driver 3.007, Aureal Semi Conductor-Error #6, Sound blaster Emulation disable in windows, driver not loaded.
This message is on the screen before desktop comes up.I have strange colour on my screen along with no sound...well I haven't heard any yet.
And the big ads tend to flicker a bit.
Is there a simple way to download drivers perhaps and install them?I need step-by-step instructions I think.
Please please help...I am driving my family nuts!!!!