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By whiter ·
I have recently installed ME on my computer. It was running fine until I tried to download the latest critical update about defragmentation. It would download but only install partially and then lock up. I have tried it again a few times and it still seems to not be installing. I went to the restore feature to restore to an earlier date but there was nothing there in HELP. I then tried to make a restore point but the only one that is there is one that is dated around december of 1899. HELP!!!!!

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by dmiles In reply to Windows ME Critical Upda ...

I have been plauged by the same problem when using System Restore for the first tim and it seems to be a bug in ME.Until the computer has recorded a restore you will continuously get this message,I suggest using the system start up disk and run setup again,you donot have to reinstall the operating system,after system installs the files from floppy ,do a cold boot and then use the download updates again.SFP runs in the background and it will cause problems with downloads,because it protects system files from being overwritten.
With ME you will have to be careful and use the read me file that that accompanies the updates.

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by whiter In reply to Windows ME Critical Upda ...

What do you mean "the files from floppy"? What is SFP?

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by rwlap In reply to Windows ME Critical Upda ...

Are you running anti virus software? If so, typically you will need to disable particularly the auto protect feature while your installation takes place. After the install, you should then re-enable the autoprotect feature.

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by whiter In reply to Windows ME Critical Upda ...

I tried this already. Thanks anyway.

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by dmiles In reply to Windows ME Critical Upda ...

SFP-Is System File Protection that is running in the background while the operating system is processing,a feature that is added to keep files current.

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by whiter In reply to Windows ME Critical Upda ...

By 'cold boot', Do you mean to shut the computer all the way down, wait and restart it youself???How do I install the files from floppy when all I have is a Win ME upgrade disk???

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by dmiles In reply to Windows ME Critical Upda ...

Yes that is what it means to restart from a cold boot.First of all it sounds as though you chose to not make a ERD (emergency repair disk)during the initial upgrade to Windows ME,so this may cause you to reinstall the operating system by just inserting the cd and run it alone,it will reinstall the operating sysstem and then you can create a start up disk when asked.

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