vxd files not found, annoying

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mlg5454

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(WINDOWS 98)

during bootup, this message comes 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 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.

This messages comes up after each vxd file is referred to:

VNETSETUP
VSEVREDIR
DFS
VSERVER

also, at windows startup, this message comes up:

WINDOWS NETWORKING
Unable to load the dynamic link library.
msnp32.dill
The system cannot find the file specified.
Some or all of the following features is not available.
MICROSOFT NETWORK.

My internet connection is entirely uneffected, and nothing else on the computer seems effected, but these messages bug me. How do I get rid of them?
 
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Do you have your Windows CD?

If so, you need to remove and reinstall Client for Microsoft Networks through the Control Panel Networking applet.

If this does not fully resolve it, also remove and reinstall Dialup Networking through Add/Remove programs.

Alternately you can try running the System File checker (sfc) and manually restoring those files to the c:\windows\system folder, though this is not always a successfull resolution for msnp32.dll

Using SFC to extract files

1. Go to Start>Run and enter SFC and click OK
2. Check "Extract one File"
3. Enter the file name and click on "Start"
4. In the "Restore from" field enter:: D:\WIN98 [if 'D' is not the letter of your CD-Rom drive, modify appropriately]
5. Click OK

*if you do not have a Windows system CD, try subsitituting c:\windows\options\cabs in the"restore from field"

*note: in WinME, cabinet files may be found in the location: c:\windows\options\install

These 4 files will have .vxd extensions:

VNETSETUP
VSEVREDIR
DFS
VSERVER
 

mlg5454

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problem solved.

but now. at bootup:

C:/>set path=C:/windows, C:/wind/command;c:/progr~1/common~1/gtk/2.0bin



never seen anything like this.
 
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Edited your post; even the abreviation is against site policy.

c:/progr~1/common~1/gtk/2.0bin

That is part of a "path" statement defined in your autoexec.bat file.

It is not an error message nor is it running anything.

At one time a program, gtk, whatever that is or was, created that line to tell Windows where to look for its required files when it runs.

I assume you copied quickly as this is an incorrect statement:

C:/wind/command;

it should read c:\windows\command;

Although this part of the line is harmless:

c:/progr~1/common~1/gtk/2.0bin

you could edit it out if you like, by running sysedit and deleting it and saving the file.
 
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