'while initializing device VK

  MFL 09:25 10 Jan 04
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My friends Dell Latitude XPi CD laptop, running Windows 98, fails to boot up. It gets as far as the Windows 98 screen and then reverts to a black screen with the message 'While initializing device VK'.

Help!

  Gongoozler 10:28 10 Jan 04

Hi MFL. I can't find any reference to Device VK that I can recognise. Does the computer boot correctly in Safe Mode? If it does, then try disabling programs in th Start menu via msconfig (Start - Run - msconfig - Startup) and see if you can find the problem device that way.

  MFL 16:09 10 Jan 04

No, after previous unsuccessful attempts to boot up the laptop is automatically trying to run in safe mode.

  MichelleC 16:19 10 Jan 04

if you can get into safemode have a look in device manager as one of your device drivers may be in dire straits.

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