Win 98 registry problems?


When starting my computer, it stops and this message appears:

"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 unisntall or setup program. If you still want to use the aplication associated with this device file, try reistalling that application to replace the missing file.


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This question was answered on May 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Please do the following steps:

1 Boot your PC with Startup floppy disk

2 Insert Windows 98 installation CD.

2 At the prompt run this command

extract E:\WIN98\NET10.CAB netbios.vxd /l c:\windows\system

I recommend to perform similar operation in Windows 98.

1 Click Start, and then click Run

2 Type sfc, and then press ENTER

3 Click Extract one file from installation disk

4 In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type C:\windows\system\vnetbios.vxd and then click Start The Extract File dialog box is displayed

5 Next to the Restore from box, click Browse, and then browse to the location of the Windows installation files You have to insert the Windows installation CD-ROM in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and browse to that location

6 Click OK, and then follow the instructions.

Then please reboot your computer and check if the problem persists

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Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 20, 2004