Here is my problem: I am working on a computer that is running on Win 98. The woman had a Cable Modem installed about a month ago. Since then she has had trouble getting the computer to boot up right. When I arrived the vnetsetup.vxd, vredir.vxd, and dsf.vxd where missing. I copied these files over, and those errors went away. She was also getting a pop up saying "Dynamic Link Library could not find msnp32.dll". I replaced that file a couple times, but never got the error to go away. According to her, when the installer came out to put in the cable modem "he put something in the computer, and it didnt work. so he took it out and called tech support and they told him he didnt need to put it in" I am assuming this was an ethernet card since a crappy install can cause the above errors.
Ok, anyway. The problem now is, if the computer sits for a little bit, and you try to turn it on, the CPU looks and sounds like it is going thru its normal process. However, the monitor light stays orange and doesnt respond. After you restart a couple times, and ctrl alt del a few times, it will finally come on. It is fine once you get it on.