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26-05-2007, 08:18 PM
Hi My other computer has a problem,The following message is displayed (The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS WININIT.EXE: Missing\unable to load.

The following file is missing or corrupted:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS\VMM32.VXD

It also asks me to Type the name of the windows loader

I would be grateful for any help as it will keep my kids of my laptop

Regards Bernard

US Iceman
26-05-2007, 08:46 PM

Here are some links that might help you.





chillin out
26-05-2007, 09:17 PM
What operating system are you using 95,98 ME?

Have you tried 'system restore'?

It's pointing towards a virus.
Have you installed DirectX recently?

Chillin:) :)

27-05-2007, 04:07 PM

Thanks for the links

Originally it had millenium then I bought xp,the system was not used for over a year.I fired it up for the kids the other night it work great for two days then my son tried to run lord of the ring game this is when the problems started.On start up instead of showing xp its gone back to millenium before the message appears.Will try system restore if I can remember how.

Thanks Bernard

chillin out
27-05-2007, 06:26 PM
Ah ha, start the comp in 'safe mode' and change the boot sequence from ME to XP.

(Start--Run, type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and look to 'boot.ini)

Set XP to default or delete the ME one.


27-05-2007, 08:18 PM
Hi Chillin thanks for your help,unfortunately the millenium page is only there for a few seconds and never gets to the desktop.It goes to a black screen with the following displayed.

The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\Windows\IFSHLP.SYS WININIT.EXE: Missing/unable to load.
Press any key to continue........

When I press any key the following appears

The following file is missing or corrupted:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD
Type the name of the windows loader (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS\VMM32.VXD)


I,m lost:confused: :confused:

Regards Bernard

chillin out
27-05-2007, 10:16 PM
Start it in 'Safe' mode then.

Do you know how to do this?

What is the make of your PC?
How old is it? (roughly)


28-05-2007, 07:39 AM
Morning Chillin

I still get the black screen when in safe mode,its about 8 year old evesham desktop pc.

I,ll send it to the doctors on tuesday,

Thanks for your help

31-05-2007, 05:32 PM
Hi Chiilin just to let you know,the hardrive required replacing.

Cheers Bernard

chillin out
31-05-2007, 06:37 PM
Hi Chiilin just to let you know,the hardrive required replacing.

Cheers Bernard
I just hope you trust that decision.

To me it looked like you got infected with a virus and it deleted that file.

Chillin:) :)

31-05-2007, 07:16 PM
Hi yes the thought had passed my mind,however there comes a time when you have to trust the engineer.140 pound gets me a fully working computer.

Regards Bernard

chillin out
31-05-2007, 09:48 PM
140.. wow, I am in the wrong line of business...lol

Shame you didn't live closer or I would have sorted it for nowt.

Oh well, at least it's sorted and you get peace on your laptop.

Chillin:) :)