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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by puzzled38, Nov 28, 2001.

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  1. puzzled38

    puzzled38 Thread Starter

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    My Dell Dimension XPS B600r has W2KPro installed, and working very well.

    One problem remains: it refuses to run its 16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem. When I attempt to
    start DellDiagnostics (delldiag.exe), for example, the following message appears:
    "C:DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\Desktop\SHORTC~1.PIF
    SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers.VDD. Virtual Device Driver
    format in the registry is invalid. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."

    Any help you can offer to resolve this problem would be very much appreciated.
     
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  3. puzzled38

    puzzled38 Thread Starter

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    Thanks PC-DISK1, my VDM now works.
    However,DellDiag still gives me a problem. on starting I get a command window entitled :
    Inactive DellDiag, and the window contains the following:
    "Abnormal program termination: Memory protection fault.
    CS : EIP = 01FFh:0000BB99h"
    None of my books help. Assistance would be great.
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    I have grabbed this off the newsgroups:

    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&th=f72ed4a592a5c0e7&rnum=2

    The answer was

    Regards

    eddie
     
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