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Windows 98 Installation Error


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Dan - Phoenix

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wondering if anyone can help. i have an old pc lying around and have decided that i need an internal server, for many reasons, website testing, network issues etc etc.

decided that because the system requirements do not meet those for windows server 2k3, then i would install windows 98 on there instead.

when i installed it onto the system, installation seemed to be fine, all files were copied etc etc but when i get to booting windows after the install, i get an error.

"Windows 98 protection error. vmm32.vxd File missing / cannot be read" something along the lines of that

now ive researched this on the net and someone sed that its a problem with the drivers for my hardware or something.

i havent a clue what to do. i e managed so far to open it up in safe mode and figured that if i foud a copy of the file on the internet that this may work BUT i also now know that apparently it is system specific so i wont be able to do this...

anyone shed some light???
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Hi Dan - Phoenix, Welcome to GTG !! :)

here are a few places to check :

Vmm32.vxd (1)

Vmm32.vxd (2)

Hope these help!! :tazz:
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Dan - Phoenix

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no luck im affraid... id seen those sites b4 and tried to use them but im no further in my quest
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When you boot into Windows, did you boot into Normal Mode with the CD out of the CDROM dive ??

here is another look:

vmm32.vxd
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Did you by any chance do a thorough diagnostic check of the hard drive? Scandisk is good, but it doesn't catch everything. I recommend getting a diagnostic boot flopppy from the hard drive makers website, and running it on older drives.
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