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Need to wipe drive and reinstall ME...


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LadyButler

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I've got ME on an older Dell laptop... Recently installed antivirus software and then all h@ll broke loose! Computer couldn't function due to virus warnings every click. Anytime we tried to delete, quarantine, or really anything else... the same warning would simply pop up again in a few moments. YUCK! :thumbsup:

I disabled antivirus and then quickly became stuck as one of the nasty programs on my computer manages to open 50 IExplorer windows in a matter of seconds... leaving me helpless! I've tried to uninstall some of this stuff... but they reinstall upon startup. ARGH!!! :mad:

So... I need to wipe my drive entirely... I don't mind doing that- except that I can't seem to find any working startup disks... and any attempt to create a new one has failed. My desktop doesn't HAVE a floppy drive... so even if I could find an ME startup online, I couldn't create a floppy.

:tazz: I'm really at a loss of how to proceed. Any insight would be desperately appreciated!!!


TIA-
~Butler

1 more thing- my laptop's floppy is hotswappable (sp?) with the DVD ROM drive... and I also have a cable to have them both connected at the same time. Could I use the floppy drive and cable on my desktop? ;)
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You don't say what op system your desktop uses (XP ?). If it's xp that's a good start. plug in the floppy drive and see if Windows recognises it automatically. Then go to http://www.bootdisk.com and get an ME Boot-disk creator which is free. Good luck
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Thanks! (yes... I apologize... desktop is XP!)

Much appreciated!
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