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Windows 32 Virtual Device Driver is invalid

Discussion in 'Malware Removal' started by limited, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. limited

    limited Private E-2

    Hello all,

    My computer is running Windows XP 32 bit.

    I've recently been suffering through the issue of my computer constantly rebooting when I try to run it normally. I can run it in safe mode no problem though.

    When I clicked the "Use last known configuration" option I was presented with the error "C:\WINDOWS\system32\command.com
    SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers. Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid" then the option to close or ignore. Ignore causes the warning to keep appearing until eventually the computer reboots anyway and the cycle continues.

    When I looked in the registry for that pathway I found that I had no "VirtualDeviceDrivers" path in my "C:\WINDOWS\system32\command.com\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control.

    I only have MalwareBytes, Spybot, and Microsoft Security Essentials. Never had Norton. No firewall.

    I have no Windows XP disk and my search has turned up that most people have different fixes for this issue.

    A majority of these solutions were found in this forum and I'm hoping to get some as well.

    Thank you for any help and I apologize if I left anything out.
  2. limited

    limited Private E-2

    Okay, I just ran TDSSkiller and it seems to have fixed the issue.
    Marvelous piece of technology. Sorry for not doing that sooner guys.
  3. thisisu

    thisisu Malware Consultant

    Hello limited,

    Sorry for the delay but I am glad to hear you got it sorted out :)
    Be safe.

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