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Invalid VxD dynamic link/Windows 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by landa, Jul 29, 2003.

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  1. landa

    landa Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure, but I think my Windows 98, might have some files missing or corrupted. I can't boot into windows in Normal Mode, but I can in Safe Mode. When I choose Normal Mode, I get this message.

    Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number 3, service B. Your windows configuration is invalid. Run the windows setup program. How do I run the windows setup program, if I can get into windows? Do you think I am having a Windows problem?

    Just to give you a little more background, I have been working on the computer, and I suspect it may have a virus. I purchased Norton System Works, and tried to run the antivirus program, but it says to boot from the cd, but I can't get my computer to boot from the cd. I decided to run the Norton Disk Doctor. I fix a few problems along the way, and then reported that the disk was OK. When I tried to run the Win Doctor, it froze, when I rebooted, the above problem took place. What do you suggest?
     
  2. jm100dm

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    I would suggest to see if you can restore by using system restore. Restart the computer and tap the f8 key while it is booting. You should get a menu that has the option to go to command prompt. Once at C: type scanreg /restore and this will bring the restore program up. Select a date prior to your problem but do not go all the way back to the oldest date. Keep us posted.
     
  3. landa

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    I found a solution on Microsofts website. It said I needed to add a line to my system.ini file. I think when I ran the Norton Disk Doctor, it changed all the files that come up when you type sysedit at the Run menu. So far it worked, and I am now running the Norton Win Doctor hoping to solve my windows problems. Thanks for your help!
     
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