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Unable to bring up Windows

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cwilmot, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. cwilmot

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    A new development has occurred in my old, Win 98 computer. Now, upon bootup, I get the following window:
    "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 reinstalling 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 applicaton to replace the missing file.
    z:vvinesd.386
    Press a key to continue"

    However, when I press a key, nothing more happens!

    What brought all this on was my attempt to install, from disk, Cox's High Speed Internet program. Instead of completing the installation, as it should, it quit part way through the installaton with this message:
    "Cannot renew network adapter.
    The installation software was unable to renew the I.P. Address for your network adapter."

    Any words of wisdom?
     
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  3. cwilmot

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    Thanks, Beefy. That was a big help. With the help of that information and that of a friend who is much more of a guru than am I, we got the problem resolved. cwilmot
     
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