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Solved: Windows registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to 'it' but 'it' no longer exists

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jackiblu, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. jackiblu

    jackiblu Thread Starter

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    :confused: Hello everyone, Asking for help in the past has always left me smiling so lets give it another try....I was recently given a laptop I'm sure is totally obsolete today (it feels right at home with my other dinosaurs). It is a Fujitsu LifeBook 420d with Windows 98 second edition OS.

    Problem : I receive this message following start-up---
    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 or setup program.
    If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace the missing file.
    vnetsup.vxd
    press a key to cont. ______________key pressed
    The same message as above appears again but is followed by
    vredir.vxd
    press a keyto cont___________key pressed
    again the same message as before but followed by
    dfs.vxd
    press a key to cont__________key pressed

    Red circle with X Windows Networking
    Unable to load the dynamic link library: msnp32.dll
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    Some or all of the follong feature is not available: Microsoft Network.
    OK box_______clicked

    Welcome to Windows log on window appears like normal?

    Please tell me what I need to do to fix whatever it is asking for?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance :)
     
  2. karthikvlk

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    Hi Jackieblu!

    Restart the computer keep tapping F8,select Safe mode from the advanced Startup menu , . Then Start->run->Command-> scanreg /restore, then select any of the 5 dates to go back.. If it does not work, u have to reload the windows...

    Cheers
    Karthik
     
  3. Elf-stone

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  4. jackiblu

    jackiblu Thread Starter

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    Elf-stone, Your link to the article worked--no more error msgs. Thank you so much.
     
  5. Elf-stone

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    You're welcome, jackiblu. Glad you could fix it.
    You can mark this thread as solved in Thread Tools at the top of your first post.
     
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