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spleenerhosen

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New poster here:

When I turn on my tower, I get the following message on a black screen:

"Cannot find device file that may be needed to run Windows or a Windows application.

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 it's uninstall or Setup program.

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

C:\PROGRA"1\CA\ETRUST"1\ETRUST"\VETMON9X.VXD

Press any key to continue"

I can press the enter key twice and my desktop finally appears. Then I can only get online but can't get into Outlook Express. Not sure it's all related, though. The only only thing I've done recently is to uninstall an HP printer driver, nothing else. This is a head scratcher and any help to get rid of this is appreciated.

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Dustinduse

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What Windows do you have?
when you get the it doent say insert Windows disk and hit R?


Hope i cant help
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Windows 98SE. No, it doesn't direct me to install a disk or anything like that. What's up with this one? Thanks for your ongoing help! :tazz:
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It's saying that you deleted something that has probably messed with the system registry, which could cause outlook not to work properly. Have you went into task manager and deleted anything under processes maybe? The only way to fix it is to either find the file that you deleted or to reinstall the OS.
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I think you're right, boob. Two problems though - I can't find the file in Task Manager and I inherited this Micron tower w/o an OS disc. Am I SOL or is there a fix for this registry issue? Thanks in advance for any response. spleenerhosen :tazz:
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