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virtual device driver
Last modified: Friday, April 12, 2002 

In Windows systems, a special type of device driver that has direct access to the operating system kernel. This allows them to interact with system and hardware resources at a very low level.

In Windows 95, virtual device drivers are often called VxDs because the filenames end with the .vxd extension .

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