How to restore the registry to eliminate the error box?

Question

how do I reset/restore my virtual device driver registry ,Iget a 16 bit MS-DOS subsystem error box,and run out of virtual memory.

Answer

This question was answered on March 13, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This behavior can occur if the following registry value is corrupted:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers\VDD

This behavior can occur after you install a 16-bit program or a program that uses a 16-bit installation program that is not Windows XP-compliant This behavior can also occur if the Command.com file that is installed on your computer is damaged or is the incorrect version.

To resolve this issue:

1 Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe or Regedit.exe).

2 Locate and select the following value:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers\VDD

3 On the Edit menu, click Delete

4 On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Multi-string Value

5 Type VDD in the Value Name box, and then press ENTER.

6 Quit Registry Editor

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 13, 2005