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Up grade from win 98se to win Me

By kmatabula ·
When i upgrade my windows 98se running on a compaq deskpro, with a pentium II processor to Windows Millennium using the upgrade CD, the wave sound bell in the computer never stops ringing.

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by TheChas In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

I suspect that you have an error that has triggered, and is not displaying the error Window.

Personally, I always perform a clean installation when upgrading the OS.
It avoids problems, and starts you over with a clean slate.

Start by bootinginto safe mode.
If you can boot into safe mode, check device manager, and delete any device with an error mark ("?" "!").

If that doesn't correct the problem, run msconfig, and disable ALL programs that run at startup.
You don't want any applications running while you are installing device drivers.

Next, boot from a startup disk, and run setup from the CD again.
This sometimes corrects installation errors.

You might also try booting up with just the video card installed.
Get everything working properly, then add your other plug-in cards 1 at a time from a clean boot.

Chas

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by kmatabula In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

Thanks alot your Answer makes a lot of sense. i have always been urguing with my boss over ME. Coz i have been in support of Win98SE

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by joe In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

You may also consider just keeping Win98se. It is more stable than ME.

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by kmatabula In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

Thanks alot your Answer makes a lot of sense. i have always been urguing with my boss over ME. Coz i have been in support of Win98SE.

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by opatzg In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

Format and go back to 98se. I don't believe MS is supporting either after July this year. The only real difference is some of the media players which you can download for free anyway. Good Luck!

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by kmatabula In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

Thanks alot your Answer makes a lot of sense. i have always been urguing with my boss over ME. Coz i have been in support of Win98SE

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by cglrcng In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

I'm with that crowd. Dump the ME load and load the Win98SE setup and patch it fully right away if you aren't going to upgrade to at least 2K or XP Pro. You will have until June 27th or so of this year, after that support is gone. A fully patched andmaintained copy Win98SE will do you well...No BSOD's or illegals in 10 mos. on my latest here.

Try this page for help.

http://www.easydesksoftware.com/youformat.htm

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by kmatabula In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

Thanks alot your Answer makes a lot of sense. i have always been urguing with my boss over ME. Coz i have been in support of Win98SE

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by james.barker5 In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

Amen to that boys!!! ME is a complete waste of time. Windows 98SE is one of the most stable platforms I have come across. My advice is dont get infected by the 'must upgrade' bug and stick to 98.

If you use ME you'll be sorry......

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by kmatabula In reply to Up grade from win 98se to ...

Thanks alot your Answer makes a lot of sense. i have always been urguing with my boss over ME. Coz i have been in support of Win98SE

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