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#1 geordief

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:42 AM

I have to reinstall WinMe on my machine (the reason being that my version of WinXP was pirated and I only found out when I really needed to use the CD for a reinstall)
I am having difficulties however with the Me CD also as the screen is going blank after the instruction to boot from the CD (the WinMe I suppose)
Is it as simple as persevering until the Pc accepts the WinME install -or are there bad mistakes I can make here?
I should say that this is not my main machine and I really only need to cobble it back together for backup purposes -although I do need it to be able to connect to the internet via its ethernet port.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:49 PM

So you were using this machine to perform Internet Connection Sharing?

What prompted for a reinstall in the first place?

Is your Windows ME Disk an official one, or is it burned back up copy?

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:17 PM

Well the problem you will have is WinXP is generally on a NTFS formatted drive which WinME won't see or recognize. Do you have a floppy drive? Download a Windows ME - Mirror bootdisk from http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm.

Make a boot disk, make sure the boot sequence in the BIOS is set to floppy. You haven't said how big the hard drive is? If its 60GB or less run Fdisk when the floppy finishes booting and delete the current partion. With Fdisk you can check the partions and sizes you have. Then make a new partion, after a restart format the drive the WinME should bootup after you change the boot sequence back to CDROM. :wink:

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