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Need help reinstalling WindowsME

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by elvis @ cape, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. elvis @ cape

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    Was wondering if anyone could assist me in reinstalling windowsME. I have tried using the restoration disk #2 and it automatically restarts the computer, but then nothing. It should auto run a wizard, or uninstaller, but it isn't. Any ideas?

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    Windows ME Restoration Disk allows 3 options: Install over ME, Erase ME and Reinstall, and Erase everything and re-install. Which one have you chosen, and what happens ?
     
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    I'd like to wipe out everything, and then put ME back on, fresh and new. But the menu hat comes up from disk #2 for doing this has me click a restart button, and tells me to follow directions that will come up after the restart. Nothing comes up, however, after the restart.

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    Each computer manufacturer makes it's own version of Restoration disks. Mine is Gateway, and I had to use it last week. It does require restart, but it did resume the restoration process after the restart. What brand and model computer are you using ? Maybe someone familiar with it can help you.
     
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    Its a Gateway purchased new in late 2001. I have the system restoration kit disks 1, 2, and 3. On disk #2 is says it has "Operating system restoration program". I believe that it probably does, it just doesn't automatically start after reboot.

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    Have you read the manual section "Reinstalling Windows" ? The instructions in my manual are to place Disc 2 in the CD drive and restart your computer. The Gateway System Restoration Startup Menu opens.

    I had to try it several times to get it all done, but it always did start running after the restart. (IF NOT: Click start then select RUN . In the open text box, type D:\RUNMENU.EXE (where D is the drive letter of the CD drive), Then click OK.

    If it does not work, all I can suggest at this point is that you contact Gateway Support. They do have on-line 'chat' with a technician, and Email support, and if I remember correctly they have phone support as well.
     
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