how do I get rid of question on boot/start
Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:40 PM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:32 PM
What's happened is XP has written new instructions to the boot sector...we need to undo this. You will need a WinME Startup disk (floppy) to accomplish this. To make a startup disk for ME, open Control Panel, open Add/Remove Programs, click the Startup Disk tab, and click the Create Disk button. You will need 1 formatted floppy diskette for this.
Boot the machine up with the Startup Disk in the floppy drive. At the Options screen, press Shift + F5 to go to Command Prompt. Once at command prompt (A:\), type c: and press "Enter". At the C:\ prompt, type sys c: and press "Enter". This will write a new boot sector to the drive overwriting the XP boot sector. Remove the floppy and reboot.
This procedure will usually not effect the data on the drive, but hey...it's Microsoft...back it up!
Edited by wannabe1, 26 September 2006 - 02:38 PM.
Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:27 PM
Why don't you just move in with us, you could sure save us (me) alot of headache, and even prevent a few wars. That fixed the daul operating system question. Now it has another problem but I'll save it for when I feel up to the flustration again. It likes to lock up after post a third of the time, then says it didn't start properly last time and offers safe mode but only works half of that third of the time, and the other third of the times you turn it on it just starts up says ME and goes right to the desktop like nothing is wrong and then works fine. One out of three starts ain't BAD! otta write a song about these computers
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