Any Ideas - Error message



I get this error message when trying to load some programs.

16 bit Windows Subsystem
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers. VDD. Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
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This problem is caused by invalid Registry data. To fix it:

1. Launch REGEDT32 (you can enter the name in the Start menu's Run dialog). You must use Regedit32, not Regedit.

2. Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subwindow.

3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers.

4. In the right-hand pane, select the value named VDD.

5. Select Delete from the Edit menu.

6. Select Add value from the Edit menu.

7. In the Add value dialog, enter VDD, and choose REG_MULTI_SZ as the data type.

8. When the Multi-String Editor appears, click OK without entering anything.

9. Quit the Registry Editor.

For more information see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q254914, titled "Virtual Device Driver Error Message in 16-Bit MS-DOS Subsystem," at



OSNN Senior Addict
3 Dec 2001
run a registry cleaner. I wood advise you to try FIX IT UTLITITIES, and fix all the errors. After that you ssystem should be normal.

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