Hi, everyone out there, I have an odd problem on a friends computer. Basically, somehow, he has lost a lot of files that make up ME. ie No Windows Help is available,the CD won,t recocognize discs, the USB function is gone, and numerous other problems. The computer boots up to ME welcome page, and you can use and access the various programs from desk top, so a ME rescue disk didn't help. In short I want to uninstall ME and reinstall-but I can't! Even if I access the ME installation disc(setup)via windows explorer, I am presented with a fatal error and blue screen of death!Any suggestions to remove ME, reinstall and save my sanity.
If you can get hold of a cheap copy of XP and if the computer will take it, it's best to install that as ME was never very stable. However, as tullie says, if you want to keep ME put the installation disc in, reset it and it should boot. If it doesn't, reset it and tap DEL just as it starts up (or whatever key it tells you to press to enter setup) then change the boot order to make CD-ROM 1st, Floppy 2nd and HDD or IDE-0 3rd. Reboot and it should start from the CD. Use this method to start the XP CD as well if you decide to go with that.