problems booting when not connected to broadband

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Doug, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Doug

    Doug Guest


    A friend has a laptop running windows 98 that was running fine. Another
    person in the house that he lives in has setup broadband via a router and
    setup the laptop to use the router. However, now if the laptop is switched
    on without being connected to the router there are errors about missing .vxd
    files, and the boot procedure fails. If the laptop is connected to the
    router it boots fine, and then works if it is then disconnected from the

    Can anyone suggest where I should start looking to fix this problem?

    Doug, Nov 27, 2004
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    Graham Guest

    Post a list of the full filenames that are reported missing.
    Did someone try to uninstall a redundant modem? which one.

    Probably searching the registry and win.ini for references of the files and
    deleting them manually would work, but make backups first.
    Graham, Nov 28, 2004
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