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Put it in the top one....
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Same results, the only difference is that it did make an attempt to read the drive, (lights flashed, hissing sound et. al) but it produced the same notices as before... I tried several times...
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Hmmm...

Let's try it back in the bottom drive. At the E:\ prompt, type f: and press "Enter". At the F:\ prompt, type setup.exe and press "Enter".
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We're in business... :whistling:

It's doing a setup check now and Drive C and D had no errors. I guess I'm suppose to exit from this window for the next step to happen, right?
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It should just continue on it's own. Unless there is a prompt such as "Press [a key] to continue", see if it will go on by itself.
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No it needs my response....my choices are to View Log or Exit ( I'm in a Microsoft ScanDisk blue screen)
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Exit would be the choice you need...it already said it found no errors... :whistling:

The installation should then begin. It's been a while since I've done this with an OEM cd. :blink:
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Now you tell me.... :whistling:

In any event we're at the wizard Windows ME Set up screen, so I'm going to follow instructions and watch out for the warnings.....Wish Me Luck :blink:
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If you were going to get the warnings, you would have already seen them. You are on the downhill side now...good job! :whistling:

Let me know how it goes...
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Yes, I will and anything they recommend, I will go with their recommendations! I don't want to start getting creative now that I've gotten this far!!!! :whistling: (Of course that's thanks to you!)
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Question?

On second thought, I'm being asked if I want to keep my existing Windows system files (which is assuming that I'm using something other than WIN ME.)

Now if my existing file is a corruptive WIN ME file, do I want to keep it, just the same or what?
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No...there may be some corruption present in those files...plus they'll take up quite a bit of space on the drive. Say no and continue on... :whistling:
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Just checking in...it seems as though all's going according to the program..

It states that 17 minutes are left, although it's been on this Setting up Hardware page for a long time....there's no bar meter there so I can't tell if it is really doing anything
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Hardware setup sometimes takes a while...be patient.
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You are so right; it just swithed over to a second restart.

However, each time it stopped on the set-up screen with the 4 choices. Normal was pre-selected and on a timer so, I did nothing.

Now it's on to some other things....

Gosh, what would I have done if I did not have this laptop to stay tuned in to you!!! :whistling:
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