Windows ME not installing.

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extremelyawesome

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I have backed up vista, because it is so slow, and xp install disk don't work, so I have one choice, Windows ME. I get to the Startup menu, i choose start with cdrom support, i use fdisk to partition a 20gb hard drive so i type in y to enable large disk support.
it formats and then when i type in D:\setup.exe in the command prompt it says windows setup requires at least 1048576 bytes. Can you tell me whats wrong. I tried formating a 500mb partition and then it says the same message.
 

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Did you reboot the computer AFTER creating the partition and formatting it?

After you create a partition and format it, Windows won't recognize the partition until after you reboot.

Setup is saying that it requires 1048576 bytes to run, which equals 1 megabyte, so I have a feeling it's not recognizing the partition you just created because it can't see it until you reboot.
 
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You create the partition, then reboot
You then format the partition.

What does FDisk show for the file System?
It should show FAT32. If it says UNKNOWN it's not formatted.

Are you booting from the WinME Startup Floppy?
If so, the CD should be drive E:
Drive D: will be the RAM drive with the tools.
 

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