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Original Problem Posted by: Frank on 10/22/2002
When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:

VMM32.VXD is required to run Windows. If this file is not in your PATH, you may need to reinstall Windows.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q194679&FR=1

CAUSE - This behavior can occur if the WindowsSystem folder is missing or renamed, or if the PATH line in the Autoexec.bat file is missing or does not include the WindowsSystem folder.
RESOLUTION - To resolve this behavior, use the appropriate method:

Method 1
At the command prompt, type:
dir vmm32.vxd /s
If the Vmm32.vxd file is not found, you must install Windows 95 or Windows 98 again. If the Vmm32.vxd file is found, note the folder in which it is located, and then continue with step 2. (the folder got renamed somehow, check for viruses too!)

At the command prompt, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command

cd windows
ren folder system
where folder is the folder you noted in step 1.

Restart your computer.

Method 2
Using a text editor (such as Notepad), edit the Autoexec.bat file and add or modify the PATH line so that it includes the WindowsSystem folder.
For example, add the following line to your Autoexec.bat file:
path=c:windowssystem

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