Cannot Find Device File

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JeffG

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When I went to remove the "password window" on startup after I rebooted the computer I recieved this message in MS Dos: Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run windows or a windows application
The window registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to this device but the device no longer exist
vserver.vxq
Press any key to continue


After hitting the key, windows boots up, how can I stop this message from appearing, also, I do not want password protection on my computer, thanx for you attention, JeffG
 
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MadDogMugsy

The window registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to this device but the device no longer exist
vserver.vxq


From MS KB at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q127970

Vserver.vxd saves memory by loading later in the startup process only if it is needed, rather than loading statically. For example, Vserver.vxd might not be needed when you start a laptop computer while the laptop computer is out of its docking station.


this does not seem to have anything to do with passwords so I am a little confused
check out MS KB at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;194990

- what did you do to "remove the password window" (steps)
- what operating system are you running


cheers
MDM
 
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MadDogMugsy

big smile Tony! I just added this via edit Nice to see you!
Louise
 

JeffG

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I am using Windows 98, and yes I did remove the password window, by going to the network dialog box and changed "The Primary Network Logon" to Windows Logon. Any thoughts?
 
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MadDogMugsy

odd -
but the articles say that it must be a corrupt file ... check out Tony's link and see if method 1 or 2 is best for you

let us know, k?
 

JeffG

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Thank You Maddogmugsey and Tony, I ran sytem config, and did a step by step load confirmation, and now it starts okay. Thankyou so much for you help, God Bless, JeffG
 
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MadDogMugsy

You are more than welcome sir!

oops we forgot ...

WELCOME TO TSG! ... have fun in here!

cheers
MDM
 

TonyKlein

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Hi everyone! :)

Glad to hear everything's working again.

Cheers,
 
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