VXD devices at start-up

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  1. Eric Samonte

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    I was cleaning out my HD and I removed the rocketboard folder. Now, when I reboot the PC, it says device not found...rbrd.vxd whatever. I have disposed of the software all together. I know there is a way to get rid of these "non-existent" devices pertaining to the vxd files but I can't remember how to anymore. Anyone can help out?
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  2. Rob Gillespie

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    Have you stripped it from the registry? Few packages actually remove themselves totally from the system. There's often some residue left in the registry.
     
  3. Eric Samonte

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    I try to access the registry via regedit and am frankly stomped. I don't even know what to look for. Where could I edit it off...where is the system.ini thingy?
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  4. Chris T. Kennedy

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    If you don't want to search the registry to remove the software, there are programs that you can download to help out. Microsoft has their own program called regclean that helps clean it out. There is another third party program called "recleaner" that is available at tweakfiles.com.
    Good luck,
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    There are two registry editors - regedit.exe and regedt32.exe
    The '32' variety is the real deal. There you will get access to everything. Regedit.exe doesn't give you so much access, but includes a search facility to help you track down problems. If you run it, click on Edit, then Find, and put in the name of the application you're trying to track down (make sure you tick all the boxes), it'll go off and find every instance of that name. You don't have to do anything once you've found them, but it can be useful in seeing what debris is left.
     
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    OK, I d/l regcleaner from tweakfiles. Got it running and started removing anything and everything related to that Rocketboard crap. When I restart I still get that windows message saying a device is missing or something..rbrd.vxd...have to install it again yada yada yada....
    I've run the OLE and everything else to no avail.
    I really appreciate u guys helping out.
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  7. Rob Gillespie

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    Eric - what operating system are you using?
     
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    Right. Click on the Start button, then select Run, then enter msconfig
    When the window pops up, click on the Start (or Startup) tag at the end. Here you can see all the apps that are loaded at boot. Have a look and see if there's anything in there that relates to the app you're having problems with. If you find it, just delete or disable it.
     
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    Have you tried a CTRL-ALT-DEL to see what is running? Something must be trying to use it.
     
  12. Eric Samonte

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    Good, 'cause I've just run out of ideas [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks anyway Rob. I do remember this happening before but there wer a whole lot of stuff more then with missing vxds and files. I ended up reformatting the HD...not sure I'm ready to do that yet.
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    So what was left in the registry that you didn't spot before?
     
  17. SteveMc

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    VXDs are usually referenced in the registry, or occasionally in system.ini.
    Run SYSEDIT from the run box. Particualarly check the system.ini file and [BOOT] or [RUN] sections of WIN.INI. If there isn't anything there, it is in the registry. Try one of the utilities already mentioned or search the registry with the file name of the missing VXD.
    [EDIT]: DOH! Missed the post that said you fixed it [​IMG]
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  18. Eric Samonte

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    I actually don't know what I missed. I couldn't see anything that pertained to Rocketboard. I just fired up that shareware nad crossed my fingers.
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