Article ID: 258471
When you restart your computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:
When you receive any of these error messages, you must reboot your computer.
The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\Windows\Ifshlp.sys
The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\Windows\System\Vmm32.vxd
Type the name of the Windows loader (e.g., C:\Windows\System\Vmm32.vxd
While initializing device IFSMGR
The Microsoft Installable File System Manager cannot find the helper driver.
Please ensure that IFSHLP.SYS has been installed. System halted.
The following file is missing or corrupted: C:\Windows\System\Imagehlp.dll
These error messages can occur for the following reasons:
To resolve this issue, restart the computer with a Windows Millennium Edition Startup disk, and then perform each step until the problem is resolved:
Article ID: 258471 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Retired KB Content Disclaimer
This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.