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vredir.vxd ME


FPCH Member
Jan 15, 2008
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows 7- Home Premium
my friend is having a problem with his me machine, i went to look at it and he said ages ago he had a virus or something..and it went kaput..
and now when its turned on it says the file vredir.vxd(either that or vredir.vmx or something along them lines)in the SYSTEM.INI file may be damaged and may be needed by the system..

and then reboots or goes to a screen with E_ on and nothing else and turns black and stays there forever..

help is needed as there are files that are desperatley needed on the HDD


FPCH Long Term Member
Jan 10, 2008
London England
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
Hi do they have a Win ME boot disk?
Check that the Bios is set to boot from the boot disk first.
Start with the boot disk in the the drive.
At the A: prompt Type

It should say files have been transfered.
Remove floppy disk.


If no luck..the virus may well have damaged some of the system files and a reinstall would be the way to go.
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FPCH Long Term Member
Jan 9, 2008
34° 12' 35" N, 118° 29' 21" W
With a boot disk you can go in and edit the WIN.INI or SYSTEM.INI and look for that file entry and then see if you can find it on the system.

Sound like it is needed if it causes a reboot, and it could be the path is wrong now and needs fixing.