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nids.vxd missing

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kerleroux, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. kerleroux

    kerleroux Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I accidentally deleted some files while cleaning up my computer a few days ago. I am running Win95. and I have looked thru alot of the threads and so many are related to my problem, but none seem to help. For example, one suggested to uncheck the ndisvxd in the msconfig file. I typed in msconfig and it could not find msconfig. I was using Norton space saver or something like that, in total 2500 files were deleted and after running unerase wizard I have recovered 650, however all could not be recovered, but I thought I got all the important ones. Basically I am getting the message the vdis.vxd file is missing. I have found it on my computer in 6 places. But how do I put it where it can be utilized properly. Please help.
     
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    msconfig doesn't come with 95 (but could be added) - it wouldn't help anyway. There are a couple of updates on the 95 site which might help - I can't recall if they are network updates or DUN.
    Are you dialup? Is your computer on a network? Is there a NIC installed?

    In the worst case - removing Dial up networking and TCP/IP then adding them back should do it. (they shouldn't be scattered all over the HD anyway).

    What exactly is the error message? (and when do you get it? - on the boot?)
     
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    kerleroux Thread Starter

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    Yes, I have dial up but no I am not hooked to a network. What is a NIC, sorry not familiar with that one.
    The message I get when I turn on the computer is :
    Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run Windows or a Windows application. The windows registry or System.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists. If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall of set up program. If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace the missing file.
    ndis.vxd
    hit any key to continue.

    When I try to continue I get the blue screen error message, etc. which asks me if I want to continue with typing Y for yes on N for No. I choose Y several times and then the computer freezes, and must be rebooted by pushing the button.
    I can start my computer in safe mode, and the last time I had a problem I could still go online, this time I cannot. So maybe it has something to do with the network files. ????

    If I get rid of dial up networking and tcp/ip how do go about reinstalling them.
     
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    Did you read thru the Microsoft link?

    NIC is your network card.
     
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