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cinders1
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The following file is missing or currupt C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD
It then asks me to type the name of the windows loader. e.g.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VM32.VXD.
Can anyone help/ I am running Windows ME 😥

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Posted : 10/04/2005 9:08 pm
Andy
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You have re-installed windows – incorrectly by the looks of things. Windows.000 denotes this. That’s a possible reason for the error. That error message relates to a dynamic link library file missing or corrupt (Dibeng.dll). It’s a loader or driver file, probably an incompatible display driver (VXD) - Virtual Device Drivers or Value-added Driver. A .VXD file is a "helper" file.

You need to replace the file Dibeng.dll either from your original Windows ME CD - to the Windows\System folder.

Or you can go here and grab the file: http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?dibeng

Google is your best tool.

If this doesn’t work try re-installing your graphic card/video drivers.

Andy

P.S. Let us know if this works.

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Posted : 10/04/2005 9:40 pm
cinders1
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Thanks Andy,

I am a little confused as I's not an computer expert. I looked at the web siteyou refered too, my biggest problem is the system won't load at all so if I did load the file from http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?dibeng . will I be abe to fix the problem? Or would it be better for an expert to fix it for me

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Posted : 10/04/2005 9:59 pm
Andy
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Try booting in safe mode first, to see if you can copy the driver in Windows - keep pressing the F8 key during the boot/post process and select 'SAFE MODE'.
If that doesn't work and if you have nothing to lose by re-installing the operating system, (i.e. no vital data), then I suggest you format the drive and re-install windows ME, and any video drivers it does not have in its library. That's the most simple option. Another option is using another machine to grab the driver (from the above link) and copy it to floppy. Use your DOS/WindowsME boot disk to copy the file to the correct location.

If all fails your latter option sounds appropriate……you need to enlist the aid of some geeky friend to help, you must have one living nearby…

Andy

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Posted : 11/04/2005 9:36 am
keydet89
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Since you're dealing with Windows ME, another option might be to copy the file down to another computer, and put it on a diskette. Boot the system with a bootable DOS diskette, if you have one or can make one.

The issue is that you may be running into repeated problems. I don't know what lead to this issue, but it may have been either user error or a virus of some kind. Either way, I'd go with the advice of completely reloading Windows from scratch.

H. Carvey
"Windows Forensics and Incident Recovery"
http://www.windows-ir.com
http://windowsir.blogspot.com

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Posted : 11/04/2005 11:59 am
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