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Windows Me!

By sean herr ·
I need help!
My freind asked me to help him figure out why his HP Pavillion with Me is stuck in safe mode. I have gotten into the BIOS and restored the original settings without any help. I have gotten as far as in safe mode, but am not able to get ant further. It stops at a Blue screen that says safe mode in all four corners of the screen. Does any body know what I can do to get it into DOS. It also says I need to fix the SCANREG. But, I dn't know how to get anywhere to run anything.

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by willcomp In reply to Windows Me!

Getting late, so gotta make this brief. It's 2205 and pizza is calling. One of our other gurus will probably flesh this out for you. (Chas, where are you?).

Me does not have a "DOS" mode. You'll need a startup floppy disk to boot into DOS. Either make one on another Me PC or make one on an XP PC (yes, XP).

Don't think boot floppy will help you much.

Try a repair installation. Boot from Me CD and select "Start my PC with CD ROM Support" or similar. Then do the following:

Type CD\WIN9X and hit Enter
Type SETUP and hit Enter

Windows should do an overwrite (repair) install. Don't use auto install. It'll just upchuck when it sees an existing Windows installation.

After repair install, if problem persists, start working on drivers beginning with video driver. You can uninstall in safe mode.


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