Missing device file

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Tik

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When I start up my Computer I have this massage.
" Cannot find a device file that maybe need to run Windows or Windows application. The Windows registry or SYSTEM.INI file refer to this device file, but the device file no longer exists. If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try to reinstalling that application to replace the missing file."
vserver.vxd
Can someone please held me ? I've got no idea at all.
Regard

Tik
 

Bryan

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<a href=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q194990> This</a> Microsoft article should help.

If you have a network setup and what to do file sharing amongst PCs on the network, use Method 2 in the article.

If not, use Method 1 and extract a new copy of that vserver.vxd file to the System folder at c:\windows\system. If you need help with the extracting, let us know.
 
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When something like that is stated by windows, basically it’s saying, “There was a software being identified by the registry, but the registry can no longer find it.
This may have occurred due to an un-installation of a software, or erasing a software by not using the proper un-installment method.
If there are not problems with your computer, and no other software is affected by this, the problem can be resolved just by scanning the registry for orphan files and deleting it.

I would recommend a simple software to use to clean the registry.
This can be located at:

www.zdnet.com/downloads

In the 'Search for' box, type in 'system mechanic'(without the quotes)

You should see 'System Mechanic 3.6f'
This is a 'shareware' file so it will erase itself within 30 days.
But all you got to do is install it, then run it.
Look in the tabs until you see, "Clean Registry."
Click on that and it should begin the scan.
Delete all the invalid ones, and your good to go.

I hope that will help.
Take care, and have a joyful Holiday!

(P.S.) - Although I recommend such a software as 'System Mechanics', I would advise you make your own analysis on the product. This is only a recommendation, and hopefully it will aid you in finding a resolution to your problem.
 

TonyKlein

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Unfortunately, no registry cleaner, not even System Mechanic :)D) will solve such a problem.

They're simply not 'smart' enough to differentiate between vxds that are required at startup, and the ones that are not.

Grtz.
 
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