What VSafe Manager (MWAVTSR.EXE) Does and How It Works (95835)

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

This article was previously published under Q95835


VSafe Manager (MWAVTSR.EXE) is a Windows-based application that allows bidirectional communication with VSafe.

VSafe is not a Windows-based application; therefore, if you are running Windows, the only way VSafe can inform you that there is a problem is to cause the system to beep. When VSafe Manager is running, VSafe can send you messages through VSafe Manager. In addition, VSafe Manager lets you change VSafe settings while Windows is running.


The most common problem with VSafe Manager occurs when Windows beeps as you start it. This beeping occurs after you have upgraded Windows because VSafe checks the files that are loading against the CHKLIST.MS file in the loading file's directory. If they don't match, VSafe tries to prevent the file from loading.

NOTE: The problem also occurs if you delete and then reinstall Windows.

To work around this problem, do one of the following:
    Rescan your disk with Microsoft Anti-Virus after upgrading to create new checksum files. -or-

    Delete the current checksum files.

Creating New Checksum Files

To create new checksum files:
    From the Options menu, choose Set Options.
    Select the Create New Checksums check box and choose the OK button.
    Select the drive you want to scan and choose the Detect button.

Deleting the Current Checksum Files

To delete the checksum files:
    Select the drive from which you want to delete the checksum files.
    From the Scan menu, choose Delete CHKLIST Files.
    Choose the Delete button.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB95835