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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Broadray, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. Broadray

    Broadray Thread Starter

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    I downloaded free version of mcafee virus and it deleted one of my files. When I start my computer, the screen asks me if I want to start normal or safe. After I enter the number 1, it starts and then does a virus check. It then tells me that one of the files it had deleted was necessary for one of my applicaiotns. I then have to push any key for the startup to continue. When I do, everything is fine. How can I find out which application it is and how can I get the computer to start under normal automatically? I am running Windows 98, S.E.
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  2. ~Candy~

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    Start button, run, then type msconfig and hit ok....uncheck the autoexec.bat and config.sys boxes, then restart.
     
  3. Broadray

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    Good thing I have beer in my fridge. Thanks for trying.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    What's the error message say? What file appears to be missing......
     
  5. Broadray

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    The file is C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VSHINIT.VXD
    It was deleted when I ran the mcafee program the 1st time.
    Also when my pc boots up I get the message there is an error on config.sys file on line 6.
    This error file has been for several months. Does not seem to affect anything.
    Thanks
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    More than likely, you can leave the autoexec.bat and config.sys files unchecked in the msconfig area that I had you look at earlier.

    That other file is a McAfee file........

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=280135
     
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