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#106
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about all I can tell from that file is that you are using Windows original drivers for that NIC card....which is neither good nor bad, but I was hoping a newer driver might help....the only newer driver I can find is just slightly newer, and is purpored to work on that card, but since I am not there, we ought to just stick with that one.

Either way, it's built into windows and that's all we were worried about.

Now what we want to do is follow along here:

http://customersuppo.....all tcpip.cfm

Make certain you delete the

TCPIP > DEC DC21143 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
and the
tcpip > Dial-up adapter

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Print the above page so you can follow along. After it is deleted, you will reinstall tcpip and microsoft client for windows networks....you don't want windows family logon or the dialup adapter with the device in front of it (looks like a P on top of a card)
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Here's where I got it
www.driverfiles.net//IBM-33l4889,beidge/download/page,show,22897,438,14,.html I tried several other links off of google but none of them were any good. But as you can see in my previous post, Winzip wouldn't open it so I will try the other program you suggested. My son said use ziprar. Have you heard of it? Is it any good? I will stick to your suggestion for now.
I'm going to look over that page for awhile before I bite this off....I am always leary of doing things like this with my comp. I don't want any chance of ending up worse than I started....know what I mean?
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absolutely know what you mean....I tend to have no fear when it comes to taking on PC risks because whatever goes wrong I will eventually get it.

I tend to be a little above average on PCs though.

As noted earlier, this is really a low-risk process (reinstalling tcpip)....the only issue is that you will not have net connectivity while doing it.

You really should not need the adapter driver as you are not removing the driver...I just prefer to be careful.

Any computer I work on, I always make sure I have the system drivers if applicable, and the NIC and modem drivers before doing anything since they enable you to get everything else you need
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Never heard of ziprar the application. Always on the look out for a better compression package, but I cannot even find that one.

I spend a lot of time looking at compression utilities for some reason as I am never quite pleased with them. Right now, I use tugzip for general use and winUHA (best compression).
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Ok, first off...Good Morning. I have a MAJOR problem now. I thought I could solve my own file association problem with a little download. It solved my problem alright, now Windows won't even load. I am using my daughters comp for you help on mine... I get this message "Configuration Manager cannot load because one of the following files is either not present or has an invalid version number.
VMM.VXD
SHELL.VXD
VTD.VXD
VXDLDR.VXD
VPICD.VXD
VWIN32.VXD
Try running setup again. Press any key to continue".
When I press a key the comp shuts down.
HELP HELP HELP!!!!!!
I will never do anything again without checking with you first....Geeeeezzzzzzz :tazz:
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what did you download?

(man, this fun)
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By the way my son looked at my posts and said "Mom, they are gonna think I'm stupid....the name of the program is WINRAR, not ziprar. Sorry
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ah, winrar....

Yes, use that one, too...it is a good one. Little less user friendly, is all
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Wish I could tell you. If you have just a few minutes I might can locate it again..
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please try....it is difficult to guess what to try without a little hint...what were you doing/searching for (and what search engine)?
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I was looking on google and I think I entered "fix file associations".. I am looking through them now.
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Found it. The address is nhyrvana.com/~e2c/commom_fix.html and the file I downloaded is a little ways down on the page and it is underlined. Name of file was VXDFIX.zip-17kb
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cannot seem to get that link, but the filename is kind of useful.

wasn't sure if it was a file issue or a setting issue, but that and the size looks like a file issue.

So, we need the original

get yourself a windows 98se boot disk from www.bootdisk.com, run the program with a blank floppy, restart your computer with the floppy,
choose start with cd-rom support...eventually it will get to an
a: prompt, then type

ext

follow the prompts
for example, when it asks for the location of the cabinet/archive files, type in
d:\win98
then list each file, one at a time

VMM.VXD
SHELL.VXD
VTD.VXD
VXDLDR.VXD
VPICD.VXD
VWIN32.VXD

then when it asks for the location to place the file, type
c:\windows\system
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When I typed ext it said bad command
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Be back in a little bit
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