VSafe Message: You Must Load VSafe Before Starting Windows (108752)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft Windows 3.11
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q108752


When you start Windows or Windows for Workgroups, you may receive the following error message:

You must load VSafe before starting Windows


You receive this message if the VSAFE command has been removed from the AUTOEXEC.BAT file and you are loading MWAVTSR.EXE in either the Startup group or the Load= line of the WIN.INI file.


To work around this problem, either add the VSAFE command to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, or remove MWAVTSR.EXE from the Startup group and the WIN.INI Load= line.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB108752