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VxD errors are specific to Windows 95, 98, and ME. It's hard to determine exactly what causes them, but there are a couple areas to look at.
I've used Spybot, etc. to get rid of a number of problems. However, my system performance (and I have cable) is still extremely slow. I receive constant blue screens that relate to error messages in VxD. Most of the time it allows you to press Enter and continue. Could you please lend some assistance with these numerous errors in VxD blue screen error messages?
A "VxD" is a "Virtual Device Driver", so named for the ".vxd" file extension they're given. They're unique to the Windows 9x family - Windows 95, 98, and Me - and provide the software that allows Windows to communicate with and control the computer's hardware.
So what do you do when a VxD reports an error?
Without more information, just "VxD errors" by itself is impossible to diagnose. As I've mentioned, VxD's are all about hardware and errors are typically due to driver issues. If there's particular scenario where errors happens that involves a particular piece of hardware, or perhaps even if not, my first step would be to check for updated hardware drivers. A visit to Windows Update might also be a good idea. This page on techadvice.com may also help with specific issues.
It might also be a hardware problem. Quite often a system about to die will start to suffer from these types of problems. It's hard to say exactly what it is until your system actually kicks the bucket. You might test the memory with this tool - though it is kinda techie.
It's worth noting that this is one of the areas that has improved significantly in Windows XP. Windows 9x was much more vulnerable to device driver problems as well as application bugs. In short, Windows 9x blue screens more often than Windows XP.
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