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    Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Hi all,
    I just got a cable modem installed. I rebooted [after the installer left-dumb me] and got error messages about the following missing files:
    vnetsup.vxd, vredir.vxd, and dfs.vxd.
    The error message says it "cannot find a device file maybe needed to run Windows or a Windows app. The windows registry or system.ini file refers to this device file but the device file no longer exists." Then it says if I deleted it on purpose try uninstalling the associated application. Or if I want the application try reinstalling.
    I get the message for each of the files after which it says to "press any key to continue". When I do, it boots. However, I get a Windows dialog box that says "unable to load msnp32.dll - the system cannot find the file specified. Some or all of the following feature is not available - Microsoft Network. When I press OK I am at the desktop.
    I can use the Internet, but am getting frequent errors "Explorer caused invalid page fault in module msvbvm60.dll". Most of the time I can continue to use the Internet.
    I tried removing the network card installed by the cable company [in device manager] and then rebooting. It finds the device and reinstalls the drivers it finds in Win98. After rebooting I get the same error message. I then uninstalled the card and on rebooting forced it to look at the Driver CD that came with the card. The only file I can point to is an .inf file. It seems to find something then immediately asks for the Win98 CD and installs drivers. The card is a Realtec RTL 8139/810X Family Fast Ethernet NIC.
    Device Manager does not show any problems. However when I look at the driver file details for the card I can see the "vredir.vxd" among other files listed. I don't see the other 2 missing files.
    So, does anyone have any ideas? I tried to get the installer back but I was on my lunch hour and decided I would try to figure it out myself. Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

    TIA
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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    In Reply to: missing vnetsup.vxd, vredir.vxd, dfs.vxd and msnp32.dll


    dfs.vxd, vredir.vxd, msnp32.dll FIX
    SOLUTION FOR ERROR MESSAGES ABOUT THESE FILES: dfs.vxd, vredir.vxd, and msnp32.dll (WINDOWS 98).
    DFS.VXD, VREDIR.VXD:

    "Start" Menu > "Run" and type in sfc. This starts the "System file checker".

    Select the "extract one file" option.

    Type in the name of the first file you are missing (with the .vxd extension) and press "start".

    A window will appear with the destination and source paths requested. Type in :win98 for the source and C:windowssystem for the destination.

    Repeat the process again substituting C:windowssystemvmm32 for the destination path.

    Do this for every file reported missing.


    MSNP32.DLL:

    Go to "Start" Menu > "Configurations"/"Settings" > "Control Panel" > "Network" > "Configurations"/"Setting" Guide

    CLICK "Microsoft network client" AND "Microsoft products logon"
    CLICK The "Remove" button
    your system will ask for a confirmation and restart the machine.

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Here is another way of doing it also.

    These files are included on the 98 CD, but they're contained inside a .cab file that you'll need to extract to get to. These files are related to your Windows 98 networking components. What would be best is to just go into your Network Neighborhood properties, remove everything you see there, restart the computer and then reinstall the Windows 98 networking components. The reinstallation will ask for your Windows 98 CD, at which point you need only to insert the CD into the CD drive and the installation will find the appropriate files.

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    I never had NN on my desktop before - never needed it. And it could be there now after the installer did whatever he did. I just didn't notice yesterday. On the Network Neighborhood suggestion:

    <UL><LI>Do you mean click on NN and delete everything - or right-click and then?
    <LI>Are there any negative side-effects of doing this? I especially don't want to do anything that will affect Outlook [I use Outlook for Corporate or Workgroups].[/list]TIA
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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Cowboy,
    you're second solution worked like a charm! PC boots successfully now.

    Thanks a bunch! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

    Now, can I ask a related question? I am still getting frequent Explorer errors "Explorer caused invalid page fault in module msvbvm60.dll". Most of the time I can continue to use the Internet but it does close the current window. Should I be worried? Do you know what that particular .dll file is for?

    TIA
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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    I can't help you with a solution; I can only tell you what msvbvm60.dll is: it is the Visual Basic 6 runtime module. It comes with Visual Basic 6 (obviously) and applications written in it, also with Office 2000 and XP, and probably with other apps too. Perhaps the ethernet card installation installed an older version of this dll.

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Check this out.
    This is an update to the error I have been getting when trying to open more than one window in IE 6.

    EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in
    module MSVBVM60.DLL

    To solve this I went to BHO COP and downloaded an ran BHO COP. Read the article on BHO's and how they intergreat into IE. Sometimes these BHO's can be corupt or just bad and make you spend endless hours trying to troubleshoot errors in IE. I disabled all but one of these BHO's and haven't had the error I mentioned above since. You will see a box on your right when you get to the site, look at the bottom of that box were it says Download BHO COP and click to Download.

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Important Question. Do you use Norton Anti Virus? If so read this Click Here

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Error: "Invalid page fault in module MSVBVM60.DLL" in Visual Basic application if Script Blocking is enabled

    Situation:
    When using a program written in Visual Basic, you see the message "Invalid page fault in module MSVBVM60.DLL." You have enabled Script Blocking in Norton AntiVirus 2001.

    Solution:
    This problem has been reported to Symantec Technical Support, and the cause is unknown. We will continue to track this problem, and this document will be updated if new information or a solution is found.

    As a workaround, you may disable the Script Blocking option.

    To disable Script Blocking:

    1. Start Norton AntiVirus.
    2. Click Options.
    3. Click Script Blocking.
    4. Uncheck "Enable Script Blocking (recommended)."
    5. Click OK.


    Product(s): Norton AntiVirus 2001
    Operating System(s): Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me
    Document ID: 2001032116132006
    Date Created: 03/21/2001
    Last Modified: 03/22/2001

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Cowboy,
    Thanks for all the info. I tried clicking on the BHO Cop link in your message but IE won't let me have more than one window open without crashing. I searched for BHO and all the links take me to PC World Magazine where it says it is no longer available except by subscription.

    Also, I do have Norton, but I'm running 5.0 and there isn't a Script Blocking Option.

    I downloaded vbrun60sp5.exe which was supposed to install updated VB run files. Still getting the error message. I'm wondering if a good old clean install is in order? <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Maybe you could upgrade Norton to the newer version. The version you have probably has Script Blocking but it can't be disabled. And I'm afraid if you do a clean install and it is the script blocking from Norton your going to be right back in the same boat after all that hard work. I wonder if you uninstalled Norton if you would still have that problem? Might be worth a try. There are free AntiVirus programs I can lead you to.

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    So, do you think it is coincidental that I started having this problem or do you think it has something to do with getting the cable modem <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15> Everything was fine before I got the modem.

    I will try uninstalling Norton and see what happens. The reason I'm running 5.0 is because updates are free. So if Norton is the problem, I would be interested in a free AntiVirus program.
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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Free Anti-Virus Program. Several people in this Lounge use this one.. AVG
    I think the Norton is having a problem with your Modem. But thats just me.

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Norton's has nothing to do with "vnetsup.vxd, vredir.vxd, and dfs.vxd" files. They are windows generated based on the hardware and drivers you have installed.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Missing VXD Files-After Ethernet Card Install

    Yeah we already fixed that problem with those files. It is true that those files are generated by Windows, but they are links between Hardware { The Modem in this case } and Software on the system { possibly Norton }. You just never know. Software Programs can do some very funny things sometimes and can be affected by a VXD file. Ask Bill Gates. And Norton can do some very weird things that even Symantic hasn't completly figured out yet. Maybe installing the Cable Modem set off a chain of events, including Nortons Software misunderstanding something that was going on with those files, especially sense they are all tied in together one way or the other. Modem, Internet, and Anti-Virus protection Scan Engines.


    VXD - virtual device driver files.

    In Windows, a virtual device driver is a program for each of the computer's main hardware devices, including the hard disk drive controller, keyboard, and serial and parallel ports. They're used to maintain the status of a hardware device that has changeable settings. Virtual device drivers handle software interrupts from the operating system rather than hardware interrupts. A virtual device driver usually has a file name suffix of VXD.

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