HELP!!! I have Windows ME, the one with the hidden partition. Only stupid me decided to play about with partition magic and wiped the complete pc clean. When booting it now asks me for Master cd1 which i obviously didnt get with the PC. I however did have have Win 98 and a 98 boot disk. So ithought i'd try and load that just so i had a PC to use. Problem is when i put in the 98 cd itsays "This programme cannot be run in DOS mode. How can i get round this, do i need to type in something different. Or am i DOOMED to wander with no PC. (Fate worse than death). By the way i may not be able to answer any questions quickly as i am using works computer.
Try going into the BIOS and change the boot sequence such that the CD is the first device in the chain.
Reboot the computer with the CD already in and hopefully all will be well.
You could also try the 'beg' approach to your computer manufacturer advising them of your dilemna and asking for a copy of said cd, I doubt you will get it, but theymay come up with an alternative solution.
(can I comment that " been there, done that". not that its much consolation or help for you;My "claim to fame" on wiping out a computer"s memory was to type in in the address bar ( and please do NOT type it in as the same fate will happen to YOU.... I typed in . d l l (have spaced it out to ensure it does NOT apprear as a "click here" and wipe anyone else out).THAT appeard IN the address bar, and promptly ran through ALL my computer deleting each and every file; I managed to stop it after about 45 seconds after I realised what was happening, but , needless to say, the damage was done...... )
dogtrack, If you have nothing better to say, GO AWAY. Conquistador, try re-formatting from dos. At the dos prompt type FORMAT C: /S. Then follow Whisperer's thread. This way you are installing afresh, hopefully. Good luck.