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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Lindablueyes, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. Lindablueyes

    Lindablueyes Thread Starter

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    Hi All: Ok here goes, I get this message when I log on the computer : cannot find a device file that may be needed to run windows appl. Windows registry or system. ini file refers to this device file but the device nolonger exists. then it has C:progra~1\McAfee\McAfee~1\cyberkrn. vxd. Now I have no idea what this is help!
     
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    For the forum to better able assist you you'll need to state what version of Windows you're running. Below are several ways to resolve this common startup error. A program is uninstalled incorrectly or, Windows malfunctions during that process, is the most common way this occurs.

    1. Reinstall Mcaffee; Restart your computer; Then properly uninstall Mcaffee in the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel; Restart your computer. Since McCheapie is a terible program IMHO, uninstall Mcaffee then get and install AVG.

    Then get free AVG Anti-virus 6.0 (I use) from http://www.grisoft.com

    If you're having problems with all this, reply back to my post. If you haven't got a Mcaffee CD to use there is a simple edit of a particular file (system.ini) I'll post later if needed. The above is the easiest way.

    2. Please see Click Here the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article on this subject.
     
  3. Lindablueyes

    Lindablueyes Thread Starter

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    Hi styxx, Thanks for your reply, and I am running Windows 98.. I will try your suggestion.. Thanks again. Lindablueyes
     
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    Linda:

    If you decide to uninstall McAfee VirusScan :mad: (n) , you need to completely remove it from your computer. Just uninstalling it won't do it. I have the steps posted here.


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
  5. Lindablueyes

    Lindablueyes Thread Starter

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    Hi Frank, I just wanted to Thank You for your input and your website!!!!! I enjoyed the pics and ALL the TIPS you have given in your site!! I understood it all and it seems like its easy to do when you follow your steps.. It soes get complicated when your a new user of the computer! Thanks again... I am just wondering if I need to delete Mcafee and if thats the problem? Anyway, Thanks again Frank...
     
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    Linda:

    Thanks for the compliment about my site. :)

    I'm not going to advise you to uninstall McAfee VirusScan. It's a decision that you alone are going to have to make. I uninstalled it a long time ago because I found it to be a memory hog and very problematic. (n) I've been using eTrust EZ Antivirus for the past 2 years and have had no problems with it. (y)


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
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