[Wine] Re: How to deal with the message: winedevice.exe has encountered

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat May 2 08:14:21 CDT 2009

mocham wrote:
> I guess I'm late to the party.  I'm getting this error on just about every program I run under Wine since I updated to 1.1.20.  Even the Wine Configuration tool makes this error show up first.  What is happening here?
> I had 4 files in my ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers directory.
> mountmgr.sys
> MrtRate.sys
> PxHelp20.sys
> pxhelper.sys
> If I move all of them out, the error popup stops showing up, but what are these files there for and what problems will I cause by moving them out?  I use Wine with a number of CD/DVD applications, is this going to cause problems?

Those are all device drivers, probably installed by the CD/DVD apps, none of which Wine can use anyway. In Windows they would load at boot, so Wine will try to load them whenever you start anything in Wine. They have been crashing in the background all along, you just didn't know about it until the useless and annoying GUI crash dialog was added in 1.1.20.

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