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regisrty errors? 16 bit MS-DOS subsystem pblms


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pokeyone

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Hi.

this is my first post.

I have a Compaq Presario SR1603WM Desktop PC.

I get an Error message that states:
16 bit MS-DOS subsystem System/CurrentControlSet/Control/VirtualDeviceDrivers
Virtual device driver format in the registry is invalid.


Ran PC-Doctor5 which says the AMD processor fails the MMX, FPU, and SSE tests. here is an excerpt from the log:

Test Name: AMD FPU Test
Device Name: AMD Sempron™ Processor 3200+ CPU:0
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*Event Type: Test Started
Description: -
Time: 2009-03-05 11:29:20 EST
Engine Exit Code: ---

*Event Type: Test Finished
Description: Failed
Time: 2009-03-05 11:29:34 EST
Engine Exit Code: 4


Test Name: AMD MMXTest
Device Name: AMD Sempron™ Processor 3200+ CPU:0
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*Event Type: Test Started
Description: -
Time: 2009-03-05 11:29:34 EST
Engine Exit Code: ---

*Event Type: Test Finished
Description: Failed
Time: 2009-03-05 11:29:36 EST
Engine Exit Code: 4


Test Name: AMD SSE Test
Device Name: AMD Sempron™ Processor 3200+ CPU:0
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*Event Type: Test Started
Description: -
Time: 2009-03-05 11:29:36 EST
Engine Exit Code: ---

*Event Type: Test Finished
Description: Failed
Time: 2009-03-05 11:29:39 EST
Engine Exit Code: 4



I checked in REGEDITand found that VirtualDeviceDrivers is nowhere in the registry. The progression in the registry goes: HKEY_Local_Machine/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Video, then
HKEY_Local_Machine/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Watchdog
But NO HKEY_Local_Machine/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/VirtualDeviceDrivers entry is even in the registry?!

Can you help?
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happyrock

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when do you get this error message...tell us exactly what the computer is doing...
the more info you give us makes it easier to figure out whats going wrong
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16 bit MS-DOS error is often caused by an infection.

I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal - HiJackThis™ Logs Go Here area.

Before you post a log click on this link --> You Must Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log
this will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your Hijackthis log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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