Windows ME Startup problem

  QualBob 16:39 22 Feb 2005
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Windows ME Does not load. It boots up and the background picture loads up. then scandisk runs and the cursor appears. Then nothing, it just hangs. Cannot get system restore to work via dos and am stuck for ideas. tried loading XP on separate hard drive and that also failed!help!

  ^wave^ 16:48 22 Feb 2005

possible mother board failure just had that on my system got so far then hung

  Modo 19:01 22 Feb 2005

Have you any options in the BIOS?

If you are getting that far you should be able to access the BIOS.

  Technotiger 19:27 22 Feb 2005

Hi, when scandisk runs, do you have the option to Pause the scan? I used to have ME but so long ago, can't remember. If you can pause the scan, then close all items running in background by holding ctrl/alt/del and stopping them. Then Resume the scan. Also if you have the option, then set it to do a Quick Scan not a Full Scan.

Hope this makes sense, and that it does help.

Cheers.

  britto 21:23 22 Feb 2005

Try to restore the registry click here

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