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Win2k Error Msg

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ahodes1    0

When I run some programs, especially older install programs, I get this message

Caption: 16 bit Windows Subsystem

Text: SYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlVirtualDeviceDrivers. VDD. Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application

Buttons: Close, Ignore

And heres the contents of the registry key listed above:

Name: VDD

Type: REG_MULTI_SZ

Data: C:PROGRA~1SymantecS32EVNT1.DLL

Thanks in advance for the help

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sdibias    0

Good question, I have gotten that same error message on my Win2k Pro machine. I just click *ignore* I tried to come up with an answer, no one could help me out.

If you come up with anything, please let us know :)

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WyllyWylly    0

Yah, that's an ugly message that you can cure. Here's how:

1) Start the Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe). Don't use REGEDIT.EXE!

2) Drill down to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlVirtualDeviceDriversVDD

3) Delete the value.

4 From the Edit menu, click Add Value.

5) Type "VDD" in the Value Name box, click REG_MULTI_SZ for the Data Type, and then click OK.

6) In the multi-string editor leave the entry blank and click OK.

7) Close regedit and voila, your problem is gone.

Microsoft has a KB article on this.... http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/q254/9/14.asp

Happy editing!


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