Help with installing ME

  Ex plorer 14:19 24 Sep 2006

Hi I am trying to load Windows ME.

I have formated a 20gig drive Fat 32 and set it active. After following instructions on the net how to install ME I had no luck I just keep bad command at final stage.

I have tried to load Win 98 and that wont load.
HD jumper is master as is CD Drive and it spins the cd ok.
After typing the following at C: for Win98,
md win98 and enter.
cd win98 enter
copy d:\win98 enter and then Setup once it runs I get bad command.
I dont want 98 but I expected it to work ok.

I have down loaded winME boot disk.

  terryf 14:26 24 Sep 2006
  terryf 14:27 24 Sep 2006

Or google 'how to instal windows me' and you will get a number of hits

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:31 24 Sep 2006

boot from the ME floppy select with cd rom support

remember the letter of the cd drive will be move forward one letter ie d: becomes e:

and run setup from the cd drive i.e. at the a:\ prompt type e: enter

then at the e: propmt type setup

  Pineman100 14:41 24 Sep 2006

I assume you've booted from a normal floppy recovery disk, and you've enabled "start computer with CD-ROM support"?

When you formatted the hard drive, did you use the /s switch (to install system files)? I seem to remember reading somewhere that Windows ME and 98SE don't support this switch. (Maybe someone else can confirm this?)

Try formatting the hard drive again, just using the command A:\>format x: (where x is the drive letter). Then put your windows cd into its drive, type A:\>cd z: (where z is your cd drive) and run setup.

  Ex plorer 15:00 24 Sep 2006

yes I started with the CD-ROM support.
Hi terry this is the page I chose to follow and still no go I will try Fruit Bat way, I must be missing somethig I will plod 0n.

  Pineman100 15:11 24 Sep 2006

OK - but did you format/s the drive? This may be the problem.

  Ex plorer 16:44 24 Sep 2006

Yes Formated as I said Fat 32 the whole drive no partitions.

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