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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by RebelNija, Apr 9, 2004.

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  1. RebelNija

    RebelNija Thread Starter

    Apr 9, 2004
    I am attempting to install windows ME onto a blank, formatted harddrive from the DOS prompt. I used my ME Boot disk to start up with CD-ROM enabled, and I access my cd drive (E:\) with my ME disk in it. When I run setup.exe from the ME disk, I preforms a scandisk check, then once the scandisk is over, i get the following error:

    Standard Mode: Fault in MS-DOS Extender.
    EC=0000 CS=0053 IP=2970 AX=0000 DX=1060 CX=FFF0 DX=038D
    S1=03B4 DI=0001 BP=4278 DS=0000 ES=0394 SS=0048 SP=4260

    any idea what that is about??

  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    Standard Mode Messages
    If you get any of the following error messages, remove any
    memory managers (such as EMM386.exe, QEMM, or 386Max) from
    your Config.sys file, and then run Setup again.

    Standard Mode: Invalid DPMI return.
    Standard Mode: Fault in MS-DOS Extender.
    Standard Mode: Bad Fault in MS-DOS Extender.
    Standard Mode: Unknown stack in fault dispatcher.
    Standard Mode: Stack Overflow.

    NOTE: If you still have problems, add EMM386.exe back into
    your Config.sys file and exclude all ranges. For example:

    device=c:\windows\emm386.exe x=A000-FFFF

    If you encounter these messages or if your computer stops
    responding during Setup, turn on double-buffering in
    SmartDrive. Several SCSI hard drives and some ESDI drives
    require double-buffering.

    To turn on double buffering, add the following line to
    the beginning of your Config.sys file:

    device=c:\windows\smartdrv.exe /double_buffer+

    where "c:\windows" is the path to your Windows directory.
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