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When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:
Your computer then starts to a command prompt.
VMM32.VXD is required to run Windows. If this file is not in your PATH, you may need to reinstall Windows.
This behavior can occur if the Windows\System folder is missing or renamed, or if the PATH line in the Autoexec.bat file is missing or does not include the Windows\System folder.
To resolve this behavior, use the appropriate method:
Method 2Using a text editor (such as Notepad), edit the Autoexec.bat file and add or modify the PATH line so that it includes the Windows\System folder. For example, add the following line to your Autoexec.bat file: