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Solved: Windows ME PC will not boot

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mnscalhoun, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. mnscalhoun

    mnscalhoun Thread Starter

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    I recently recovered this PC due to many viruses. It is running Windows ME and all seemed fine after the recovery until we downloaded LimeWire. It locked up so the only thing I could do was hard boot it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to boot back up. It powers up and goes as far as the memory check but will not go into the F2 bios?, or anything past that screen. It did go past this once but would never load past checking PCI something ? Is there any way I can recover this PC? :confused:
     
  2. dvktc

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    try pressing f8 until you get the switch screen and chose safe mode.
    safe mode is a way that runs windows with the minimum required processes.

    then you uninstall the last program that locked down your pc. I believe it is lime wire.

    I hope this will help.
     
  3. mnscalhoun

    mnscalhoun Thread Starter

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    I tried getting into safe mode and it would not allow me to do so. It seems to freeze before being able to get there. It shows the monitor, then the mhz and last the memory. I replaced the CMOS battery in troubleshooting the PC and it did show CMOS defaults loaded after this, one time. I took the hard drive out and put it on another PC and it is fine. I went ahead and deleted Limewire and any unneccessary programs I added after the recovery. The PC will still not boot any further or let me into safe mode. Could it be the motherboard? How can you tell if the motherboard is gone... Checking forums... Thank you for any help!
     
  4. mnscalhoun

    mnscalhoun Thread Starter

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    Solved by using posts on the forums. I wish I could find the thread so I can repost. Basically I made sure everything was dusted out, had the PC unplugged overnight, pulled the CMOS battery for a few minutes, I reseated EVERYthing on the motherboard and the plugs on all the hardware. This seemed to do the trick so I don't know if it may have been the dust or something not seated properly. I am good to go. Thanks forums.
     
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