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Windows ME won't boot

By jdclyde ·
On day, it just came up to "non-system disk".

The drive is recognised in the BIOS.

I booted to a Windows CD, and had it boot to the HD with CD support. Then changed over to the HD and could look at everything.

Tried fdisk /mbr but that didn't help.

We have left this system as ME for all this time because it is running some timeclock software that IT had nothing to do with setting up so we know NOTHING about it. Of course, we don't have a support contract with the vendor either.

I desparately want this off of ME, but getting that timeclock up and going again is even more important, as they NEED to pull the data off the timeclocks first thing monday morning.

How do I get this to boot again?

Thanks!

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by w2ktechman In reply to Windows ME won't boot

boot to the cd and run a repair. Since the fdisk/mbr, it needs a new master boot record. The repair should fix the boot ptoblem(s).

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by jdclyde In reply to

Thanks, didn't know ME disk had a repair option. Will go check it out.

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by jdclyde In reply to Windows ME won't boot

What is "run a repair"? I do NOT use Windows ME and am a network guy, not a desktop guy, (just play one at work sometimes).

How do I find this?

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by Ben "Iron" Damper In reply to Windows ME won't boot

JD,
I think what he\she is saying is boot to the WIN ME install CD, start an install but choose the option "repair" let it run, remove the CD once completed and cross your fingers!
I had a similar issue with ME a long time ago and I was able to just do a repair install as well.
Hope this helps.

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by jdclyde In reply to

didn't know there was a repair option on the ME disk. I just know when the install on my quad-boot sytem at home died, I just told the EX that it was pooched and she HAD to convert over to the Win2k partition with the rest of us. Only had it loaded on a partition in case I ever had to support it, so I could boot to it to walk through something over the phone.

Thanks again.

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