Re-formatting WINDOWS ME

  Dirty Dick 16:16 01 Apr 2005

A friend is in the process of re-formatting his hard drive. He has cleared everything off and is now running in what I think is MS DOS. He has his original CD with Windows ME and a Floppy recovery Disc. What does he type into the MS DOS promp to get Windows to load. It is very difficult as we are passing info by phone and he's not very good at describing things to me !!!



  Taff36 16:29 01 Apr 2005

Can he see his CD Rom drive (I doubt it) type in

dir d: and he should see a list of files on the ME disk. You are looking for setup.exe

Try here for a Win ME bootdisk and follow the instructions to reload the OS click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:29 01 Apr 2005

1. back up all docs, settings, drivers,

2. boot from floppy

select with CD support

3 At the a:\ prompt tpye format c: /s (this will add system files to HDD.

on completion of format type e:\ press enter, assumming "e"is CD drive remember tools push CD drive back one letter when booting of floppy.

4. at e:\ prompt tpye setup press enter windows should now start to install by inspecting the system and running scann disk. on completion of scandisk press exit to continue setting up windows.

  Taff36 16:40 01 Apr 2005

Thanks Fruit Bat!

  woodchip 16:44 01 Apr 2005

Tell him to Go into BIOS Setup when the computer is starting it should tell him what key to press to enter setup then tell him to set the first boot device as CD-ROM save settings and exit BIOS restart with WinME disc in comp it should start automatic in setup

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