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babygus0

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My niece has messed her laptop on, she uses to play games. It is Windows 95. When it goes to boot it has VMM32.vxd is required. If this file is not in your path you may need to reinstall.

It only has a removalbe cd drive. have not clue as to wear floppy is or if it even has one. I tried a bootdisk, but computer acts like it does not recognize drive.

I went into setup and changed boot order, in dos the cd-rom is not any drive letter i have tried b, d, e, f, g, h, and of-course the installation disk are missing
Is it just totally messed up.

Thanks
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You might get lucky and have the installation files in C:\Windows\Options\Cabs. If you do double click Setup.exe in that folder. This will reinstall 95 without removing anything.

Is this laptop connected to the internet?
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What you would need to do is make a boot floppy for win95, you can make one here on any computer

www.bootdisk.com

remove some of the files you don't need from it and download a copy of the missing file to it. Then you could copy the file over with this command after the machine is booted up

copy A:\vmm32.vxd C:\windows\system\

then hit Enter. It has to be written just that way with the spaces and backward slashes. The biggest problem is that it is a large file, about 900kb, so some files will need to be removed from the boot disk.
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Howdy:

You are in big trouble if you can't find the floppy drive as Tyger's reply won;t do anything for you..

Quoted from Easy desk Software..

"You will need to know exactly what the Vmm32.vxd file is. The Vmm32.vxd file is used on the Windows 9x and ME platforms only. The Vmm32.vxd is a monolithic file that contains many different VXD files (Virtual Device Driver), much like a CAB or a ZIP file. The Vmm32.vxd file is created by the Windows Setup program, and it contains different drivers for each machine. In many cases it will contain different drivers on each installation of Windows to the same machine, so replacing this file cannot be done by getting it from another machine. There is a standard VMM32.vxd file in the Windows Cabinet files, but it is not usable as is. It only contains a few basic VXDs and Windows adds to it as it installs Windows using the Wininit.ini file."

Take a look HERE for possible fixes but again, you will need the floppy drive..

Murray
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1. do you know where I can get the file?
2. Will it boot from cd. A is not available and evidently the cd drive does not have a designated letter. if so, i've not been able to find it
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Also if I re-do windows 95 can i boot from a cd instead of a floppy drive
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Also if I re-do windows 95 can i boot from a cd instead of a floppy drive

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No.. Win95 is NOT self-booting.. You need to use a bootdisk (floppy) to install the necessary files and cd-rom drivers in order to install Win98..

If you upgrade to Win98SE, the retail version is self-booting ..

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Wells I guess it's time to go find a copy of windows98 se. thanks for the help
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Howdy:

You are in big trouble if you can't find the floppy drive as Tyger's reply won;t do anything for you..

Quoted from Easy desk Software..

"You will need to know exactly what the Vmm32.vxd file is. The Vmm32.vxd file is used on the Windows 9x and ME platforms only. The Vmm32.vxd is a monolithic file that contains many different VXD files (Virtual Device Driver), much like a CAB or a ZIP file. The Vmm32.vxd file is created by the Windows Setup program, and it contains different drivers for each machine. In many cases it will contain different drivers on each installation of Windows to the same machine, so replacing this file cannot be done by getting it from another machine. There is a standard VMM32.vxd file in the Windows Cabinet files, but it is not usable as is. It only contains a few basic VXDs and Windows adds to it as it installs Windows using the Wininit.ini file."

Take a look HERE for possible fixes but again, you will need the floppy drive..

Murray

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Well, I sure blew that one. I guess I'll have to use Goggle more often to find out about these things.
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Tyger.. Your info wasn't all that bad, but they still needed a floppy which they don't have!!

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