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dynamic vxd error on Win98SE setup

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by steveuk, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. steveuk

    steveuk Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,
    I have just tried to reinstall win 98 se after
    reformatting etc , the setup programme goes all the way to
    the end, then when it shuts down and restarts I get an
    error message
    Invalid dynamic link call to device 3, service B. Your
    windows configuration is invalid. run Windows Setup again
    to correct.

    This problem is documented in the Knowledge Base Art 306482
    and it says the system . ini file is blank, but then says
    to restart in safe mode and extract the system.ini file
    from the cd, but my computer wont start in safe mode
    either!
    Is there something else wrong, or is there a way to
    extract system.ini and install it from the command prompt
    line as this is the only bit I can get to!

    Any help would be much appreciated!
    Thanks in advance,
    Steve
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  2. steveuk

    steveuk Thread Starter

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    Please help if you can!!!
     
  3. IMM

    IMM

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    Have a look in c:\windows for a file called system.cb (this is a cleanboot system.ini file). If you find one then rename the current system.ini to system.old and system.cb to cystem.ini

    c:>cd windows
    dir system.*
    (to see what's there)
    ren system.ini system.old
    copy system.cb system.ini

    The problem could also be memory related (or space used by a particular card which is installed). Can you tell me more about the system?

    With real mode drivers you get it using extract from x:\win98\Mini.cab on the cd.

    Using real mode cd rom drivers and assuming the letter D: for the CD Rom

    d:
    cd D:\win98
    extract Mini.cab system.ini /L c:\windows
     
  4. IMM

    IMM

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    I'm betting that this is more likely
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=192397

    Is there a call to himem.sys and emm386.exe in config.sys

    You can use the command 'type' to have a quick look at the contents instead of edit.
    From the root directory (c:\)

    type config.sys
     
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