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VSHINIT.VXD missing and not wanted on bootup

by William Randall / July 9, 2004 10:20 AM PDT


During reboot, I get the following error:


Could someone kindly tell me how to remove this item from the registry so it is not delaying my reboots? I'll probably need detailed instructions.

Thank you.


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(NT) (NT) Problem solved (nt)
by William Randall / July 9, 2004 1:34 PM PDT
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Re: VSHINIT.VXD missing and not wanted on bootup
by DarrylHaus / August 5, 2004 3:05 AM PDT

Hi William, I am having a similar problem with this .vxd - I don't see your answer to it and am interested in solving this dilemna. I can get the computer to boot but am not able to use the start command or any other commands at all. I can't get in to edit the sys.ini file and my dos abilities suck. Can you give some advice? I've tried everything but changing the data cable which is next on my list.

Thanks, Darryl

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Re: VSHINIT.VXD missing and not wanted on bootup
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 5, 2004 5:02 AM PDT


The "Vshinit.vxd" file is one of the files for McAfee Virus Scan. Unfortunately, you haven't given us any information about your computer.

Whenever posting questions on these forums, please give us as much information as possible about your computer. Depending on your issue, we might need the operating system, processor speed, amount of RAM installed, brand name of the computer, (if there is one), and any EXACT error messages you are receiving, and the EXACT version of Virus Scan, plus the scan engine and virus defintions that you have installed. (RIGHT click on the McAfee shield, or red "M", in the lower right corner, choose "About Virus Scan".) The more information you give us, the better informed our answer will be.

If you can start in "Safe Mode", then you might be able to do some removals, but we need to know the information above.

If you have Virus Scan 7 or earlier, please try downloading the Superdat Update file from the link below. Place it on your computer desktop, then double click it to install the newest Scan engine and virus definitions for Virus Scan.

Superdat Download Link "sdat4383.exe"

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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Re: VSHINIT.VXD missing and not wanted on bootup
by DarrylHaus / August 12, 2004 1:10 AM PDT

Hi and thanks for your response. Next time I will include more particulars about the computer. I was able to fix my problem by uninistalling everything to do with Mcafee in the registry. There were conflicts as well with an old version of Norton and a great deal of spyware. All is well, thanks again


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