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by penagel / February 25, 2005 7:25 AM PST

Hi All,

I have the following problem, any 1 can help me without format my Hard disk
Currently I using windows 98.
Before go into windows came out 4 Messages, these 4 error messages are:


Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application.
The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.

If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.

Vnetsup.vxd


Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application.
The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.

If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.

Vredir.vxd


Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application.
The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstalled or setup program.

If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.

Dfs.vxd


Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application.
The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.

If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.

Vserver


After i press 4 time Enter button.
Then my PC continue loading into windows but before load everything done, another error message came out again that is:


Unable to load the dynamic link library:
Msnp32.dll.

The system cannot find the file specified:
Microsoft Network


Thank You every one of u...

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Pick an article you understand.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2005 7:27 AM PST
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hopefully, only 4 starts with bad messages....
by reefurbb / February 25, 2005 9:48 PM PST
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You did something or something happened.
Hold F8 at boot, before windows boot, to get startup menu. "command prompt only", scanreg/restore, choose a previous registry restore point when it booted OK, or scanreg/fix.
If you can get into Safe Mode, start-run-msconfig- uncheck "load startup group", if it works, go to the same-startup tab- uncheck all but 1 at a time to have start at startup. Keep adding 1 at a time until you find the culprit.
Sometimes this happens when people go to add/remove programs-windows setup and check everything to add.
What did you do to cause this?

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by Cursorcowboy / February 25, 2005 10:13 PM PST
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Error message: "Cannot Find a Device File That May Be Needed to Run"

[Q132008], and [Q166832]

1. When you receive an error message as outlined in the two above references, you may not be sure which program the file is associated with in the referenced error, [Q304590]:

? attempt to identify the name of the file or files from the error message

? if the error message indicates that an unknown file is missing or damaged and causing an error message, use the Clean-Boot Troubleshooter to determine from where the file is loaded and what the file name is, [Q192926] - Win98, {Q243039] - Win95, or [Q267288] - WinME. Otherwise, keep reading if you have the file name.

2. Search the Microsoft library by entering the search parameter cannot find a device file that may be needed or the filename itself in the box labeled, This exact phrase:, and then press Enter. It may be to your advantage to indicate the OS on the top line.

Note: Clicking this link opens the linked-site in a separate window for your convenience, and once open, any item of interest should be opened in a separate window for viewing/reading. After finishing, simply close that window and you'll pop right back to the main list which requires no refresh -- regenerating a window, which has been written over and progressed back to, can be time consuming as you may well know.

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