Microsoft KB Archive/247965

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Windows 95 Hangs on Reboot with CardBus Card Installed


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95


After you install a CardBus card and a PC Card in a CardBus-based laptop computer, your computer may intermittently stop responding (hang) when you restart it.

Additionally, Windows may eventually display a "VFAT device initialization" error message.

This problem typically first occurs during the second restart after you install the cards.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem described in this article and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are normally incurred for support calls may be canceled, if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. Normal support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date       Time        Version     Size      File name
   01/04/00   9:32:30pm   4.03.1217   427,552   Vmm.vxd   


Note that disabling the COM port in the computer's BIOS settings may allow you to work around the problem until you can apply the update.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: pccard w95qfe

Keywords : kberrmsg kbhw osr2
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: February 23, 2001
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