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System will not boot - even with system recovery disk


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soaks

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Sony Desktop with Windows ME will not boot up. Using the System Recovery CD which came with the computer takes me to a screen which says, Starting Recovery but the brings up the Microsoft End User Licence Agreement. OK to brings up another screen which states, " The hard drive is not partitioned. This utility creates DOS partitions and restarts your computer. If you see this message again, it may be caused by non-DOS partitions on the drive. You must delete the non-DOS partitions to proceed." Saying "Yes" just starts the cycle over again.

How can I delete the non-DOS partitions if I can't start the machine?

I never made a 'boot disk' so is the only option to purchase a new operating system? Can I even do that without being able to get past this endless loop?

Please help! :whistling:
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You need to be careful if you delete the partition you will loose all your data
go to www.bootdisk.com and download a windows me startup disk if you have more then 1 floppy then download a 98se startup disk also.
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You need to be careful if you delete the partition you will loose all your data
go to www.bootdisk.com and download a windows me startup disk if you have more then 1 floppy then download a 98se startup disk also.
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