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    vsdata.vxd

    Hi all,
    my inlaws are using 98SE and have asked me to help (!!) because they are receiving an error message on boot up. The message is that the windows registry or system.ini is looking for vsdata.vxd and that they application should either be completed removed or reinstalled.
    I don't know if this is a file is part of something important that has been corrupted, or is something left behind by a partially cleaned up virus/trojan etc.
    Any advice on what the application is would be appreciated, and how to either fix it or remove it completely. (I can't find anything in the add/remove program list that looks worriesome, and spy ware searches and cleanup haven't prevented the message coming up.
    Cheers
    Willow

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    Re: vsdata.vxd

    Sorry, I could find nothing in TechNet, nor in my Windows 98 SE SYSTEM.INI, Registry, or anywhere on the hard disk.

    I found something on a Google search in 2003 that might help? It puts it down to Zone Alarm...

    John

    PS I would suggest that you check that PC's SYSTEM.INI for a RUN or LOAD entry for VSDATA.VXD and let us know what the line reads...
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: vsdata.vxd

    Like John says, it sounds like the classic ZoneAlarm uninstall "gotcha". There's an invisible running component that needs to be shut down for the uninstall to work properly; otherwise it's a mess. But of course if you don't know about the invisible bit ... <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15>. The info at Zone Labs Customer Care should straighten it out.

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    Re: vsdata.vxd

    Excellent, thanks folks - that all makes sense, I will try and track down the pesky little ######s.
    Willow

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