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    Junior Member arunster's Avatar
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    startup message

    Help
    I have win 98 <not second edition>
    At my startup screen this message comes ::

    Cannot find a device file that may be needed to run windows or a wndows application.

    The windows registry or SYSTEM.INI file refers to this device file,but the device file no longer exists.

    If you deleted this file on purpose , try installing the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.

    If you still want to use the application associated with this device file , try reinstalling that application to replace the missing file.

    D:\folder\freetel1.vxd

    Can anyone give me any way of ridding me of this message??

    tnx
    < experience is a wonderful thing it lets you recognize a mistake once you make it again :-P >

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    A few questions:

    What did you uninstall prior to that message suddenly appearing?
    Are there any references to freetel in add/remove programs?
    Did you uninstall by just deleting the folder?

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    Junior Member arunster's Avatar
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    freetel.vxd

    Yes freetel was just deleted without uninstalling it
    no freetel in add\remove
    in system.ini that reference is there to freetel.vxd
    freetel software is also tough to get <www.freetel.com>
    so do i edit system.ini and how ???
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    First of all,open Windows explorer and go to Tools > Folder Options.
    On the view tab enable Show hidden files and folders and click apply.

    Now got to Start > Run and type in sysedit , hit enter.
    Several windows will open, click on the system.ini window and scroll down until you find the following (yours will be slightly different,i've just used an example)

    [386Enh]
    device=C:\FREETEL\freetel1.vxd
    device=C:\FREETEL\freetel2.vxd


    add rem in front of device=
    save the changes and reboot.

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