can anyone plz tell me the command to re-run the WinME installation, replacing corrupt system files?
working on a pc that had over 10,000 virus infected files!!! (not mine but a colleague who didn't have AV obviously) but has lots of data...etc, wanted to see if i could re-install windows without wiping... (have already removed / repaired infected files)
second option will be to back-up data...etc but want to try reinstall first
Hi, You must have a FULL Win-ME Setup disc for this to work......... 1. Left click - MY COMPUTER 2. Put Win-ME Full Setup disc in CD-ROM drive. 3. Press SHIFT Key to prevent Auto Boot. 4. RIGHT click - on your CD-ROM drive letter and SELECT - OPEN 5. Look through the files and LEFT click on - SETUP or SETUP.EXE 6. WIN-ME will now reinstall over it's self keeping all your files and original setup intact. This will not work if you let the disc AUTO BOOT.(I don't know why that is.) I had to do this today because of errors in OUTLOOK EXPRESS and WINDOWS EXPLORER. It worked ok. I accept no responsibility for this advice. I know it worked for me, but you must decide for your self wether to try it or not. The same works for WIN98 and 98SE by the way. If you try it ... Best of luck. Have a nice one and hope this helps you out.
BRISIXTY Do you know if your solution works on XP? I did a re-install this week but did'nt know the trick of not letting the cd rom autorun so now I've got a clean installation with none of my old settings,data,apps,etc!I know they're still there somewhere because I can see them in windows explorer but I have no idea how to get them back.Any suggestions please.
Sorry late reply, been away visiting mother. Sorry, can't say if it will work on Windows XP as I have only used up to Win ME. I can't see why not but there again remembering that OS's up to Win ME uses FAT32 and most users install Win XP as NTFS. If Win Xp was installed Fat32 I should think it will work, but NTFS is another matter, can't say. Hope this is better late than never !!
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