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Can't start my computer becuase VKD won't initialize


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When I start my computer (Windows 98), it started up differently, it went to a screen that shows my computer brand, I think, and it checked my NVRAM and loaded my computer. It told me to choose F1 to Run setup or F2 to load default values and continue. I chose F2. After, it went to the screen where you choose if you want to start in safe mode, normal mode, etc, even though I did not press F8. I tried to start it up in Normal Mode, but then it goes to a screen that says "While initializing device VKD: Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer." And when I restart my computer it happens all over again athe VKD message comes out again.
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This will rebuild the registry and also replace missing or corrupt system files

Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 right after the beep until you get options, select command prompt only, give it a minute to arrive at the prompt with a flashing cursor then type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, it will run through a few screens then say registry repaired. Press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

When Windows has loaded, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools then run system file checker and replace any files it asks for from the 98 CD then reboot.

When it has loaded to the desktop, click start, programmes accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then run disc defragmenter from system tools

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Will I lose any files?
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I got as far as putting in the scanreg.exe\fix and repairing the registry but my computer still has the "While initializing device VKD: Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer." message when i tried to restart
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Will it boot to safe mode if you do tap F8
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No, I can't boot into safe mode.
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VKD is the acronym for Virtual Keyboard Device Driver.

When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:

While initializing device vkd -- Windows Protection Error -- You need to restart your computer.

After you receive this error message, you may receive the following options after your computer completes the Power On Self Test (POST):

Press F1 (or equivalent key) for Setup

Press F2 (or equivalent key) to load defaults and continue

This behavior can occur if the keyboard that you have attached to your computer is not working correctly. When your keyboard does not work correctly, the keyboard cannot be initialized.

With the computer turned off, disconnect and then reconnect the keyboard.

If that does not work try using another keyboard to determine if your keyboard is malfunctioning. If it is, replace the keyboard.

http://support.micro...com/kb/q263318/
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Alright thanks for your help.
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