Can you tell me what this file ndiswan.vxd is.?

Question

For several weeks now I have this problem and don't know what to do.

Every time I boot-up, immediately after the "Windows 98" screen, a white lettering with black background message come up. It begins with "Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run Windows or a Windows application..."

I do get away from it by clicking any button which, eventually, results in continuing the boot-up to the Desktop screen.

The last of the message shows "ndiswan.vxd"-apparently this is the file in question. I have tried to locate this file but no show. Can you tell me what this file is? Thank you.

Answer

This question was answered on February 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If connect to the internet using a dial-up or Dsl Coonection heres a solution that might assist you:

When you restart your computer after installing the Dial-Up Adapter, you may receive the following error messages:

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, but the device file no longer exists ..

If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace the missing file

The following files are listed as missing:

Vnetsup.vxd

Nwlink.vxd

Nwredir.vxd

Nscl.vxd

Vredir.vxd

Ndis.vxd

Ndis2sup.vxd

Vnetbios.vxd

Ndiswan.vxd

Two additional dialog boxes may appear informing you that the following two files cannot be found:

Nwnp32.dll

Msnp32.dll

After you acknowledge these error messages, Windows starts normally but without Dial-Up Networking functionality

The CAUSE:

This problem can occur if you install Dial-Up Networking, Dial-Up Adapter, or Virtual Private Networking and then cancel Setup while the Copying Files dialog box is displayed The Dial-Up Networking files are not copied to the hard disk but the file names are added to the registry When the computer is restarted, the files are requested and cannot be found

The RESOLUTION:

NOTE: If you have previously set up Dial-Up Networking and have added items such as phone numbers, TCP/IP settings, and other protocols, record the information before you remove the Dial-Up adapter Do the same for Network Adapter properties information if a network adapter is listed in Network properties To resolve this problem, remove and then reinstall Dial-Up Networking To do so, follow these steps:

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

Click the Windows Setup tab, and then click Communications.

Click Details, and then click to clear the Dial-Up Networking check box.

NOTE: If you receive the Ndiswan.vxd error message, click to clear the Virtual Private Networking check box only.

Click Close, click OK, then click Apply.

When you are prompted to restart Windows, do so.

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

Click the Windows Setup tab, and then click Communications.

Click Details, and then click to select the Dial-Up Networking check box.

NOTE: If you cleared the Virtual Private Networking check box in step 4, click to select it

Click Close, and then click OK.

If you are prompted to restart Windows, do so.

If any additional protocols are necessary, add the protocols by using the Network tool in Control Panel

NOTE: Your Internet service provider can determine the required settings for Dial-Up Networking and TCP/IP

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 18, 2003