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Old 08-01-12, 22:55
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Default Windows 32 Virtual Device Driver is invalid

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.
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Old 08-02-12, 10:31
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Default Re: Windows 32 Virtual Device Driver is invalid

Okay, I just ran TDSSkiller and it seems to have fixed the issue.
Marvelous piece of technology. Sorry for not doing that sooner guys.
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Old 08-02-12, 14:17
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Default Re: Windows 32 Virtual Device Driver is invalid

Hello limited,

Sorry for the delay but I am glad to hear you got it sorted out
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