win 98 networking

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by seperatist, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    i am having trouble with my friends computer. when it starts up before i get to windows it tells me these files are missing; vnetsup.vxd, vredir.vxd and dfs.vxd. it says there are missing. also when windows starts up before the music starts i get this error; Windows Networking missing file msnp32.dll.


    can anyone help?


    thanks
     
  2. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    sounds like the networking stuff has become partially uninstalled. does the internet work ok? or is your friend not on the internet?

    I fixed this once, but I cant remember offhand how I managed it, so I'm not much use at the minute lol.

    If your friend has a network card in his machine, try uninstalling it and reinstalling it - that may reinstall the networking stuff again therefore replacing the missing or corrupt files.
     
  3. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Try going into the control panel under network settings (I honestly can't remember what it's called under Windows 98). Note which protocols (TCP/IP, etc.) and clients (Client for Microsoft Networks) are installed. Uninstall them, restart the computer, and reinstall them. Hopefully that should help.