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    Default Windows Protection error

    I have just installed windows 98 and i have started it for the first time after the hardward detction and the system settings thing and this message has come up

    Windows protectino error. You need to restart your computer.

    C:\WINDOWS\system\vmm32.vxd: Missing/unable to load.

    I have had this message twice - when it showed the first time (this morning) i reinstalled that didnt help

    Could that file be corrupt on my install cd?

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    Default Re: Windows Protection error

    A quick Google of "vmm32.vxd" produced a lot of results. Such as : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=191874

    If you havn't already, check some of these out. Adding a few or you device manufacturer names might narrow it down a bit too.

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    Default Re: Windows Protection error

    download memtest86 and test your Ram. These error messages are somtimes caused by faulty RAM .

    Another thing you may want to try is boot with a 98 Boot disk go to a command prompt cd "C:\WINDOWS\system" then do a
    dir vmm32.vxd see if its there

    if not copy that file from another 98 machine to that directory location
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    Default Re: Windows Protection error

    It was the ram -- i replaced 1 of the sticks of ram and the computer is working perfectly, problem solved -- thankyou to everyone for their input

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