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Mossstock

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Hi, ime John, not at all computer 'minded' and need help please. We have a HP Pavilion 7340P with Windows millenium, that we bought second hand which has decided to stop working on us. It starts up, shows the millenium page and then tells me that i need to insert the 'Emergency boot up Disc'. It will go no futher than this. When we got the computer, there was not any discs with it, so i dont know what to do. can anyone kindly help please? I have had a look inside at the mother board thing, and can see REV HA1 if that helps any.

all help and suggestions sincerely appreciated, thank you,

John
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As Windows ME is a notoriously bad operating system (probably the worst version of Windows that Microsoft ever released) I would take this opportunity to get hold of a copy of Windows 98 or preferably 98SE and install that instead. You can find it in the classified ads of the weekly 'Micro Mart' magazine on the back pages under 'Software for sale'. The mag is published every thursday.

Edited by pip22, 02 September 2007 - 04:43 AM.

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Hi Pip,

thanks very much. I have a disc for 98se and 2000 pro, but how do i get them to load please when the computer wont go any further than it does now? Sincere thanks,

John
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Hi again Pip. I am getting the message as follows; cannot find system INI.

boot with Emergency Boot Disc and type SCANREG/RESTORE.

i can't bet it to go any further than this.

Any help or advice sincerely appreciated,

Thank you,

John.
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First use your Windows ME emergency boot disk to do a format of the C: drive thus:

1. boot from the emergency boot disc

2. At the command prompt, type FORMAT C: (then press Enter)

3. When format is finished, insert the Windows 98SE CD, give it a few seconds to spin up, then at the command prompt change the drive letter to that which your CD-ROM uses (usually it's D:), so type D: (then press Enter).

4. Now type SETUP (then press Enter).

The Windows 98SE installation should start.

Edited by pip22, 02 September 2007 - 06:24 AM.

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Hi Pip. thats my big problem, i did not get an emergency boot disc with th pc when we got it second hand. is there any way round this please?

Thanks again,
John.
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You can get boot disks from

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

all you need is a floppy or two and access to the internet, choose the one you need and download the file, insert a floppy run the exe to create a bootdisk.

Choose if you want 98 or ME disks

Windows 98 SE OEM or Windows Me OEM not the custom ones

Guide to

Microsoft's Windows 98 SE - Floppy and CD Install on Blank Hard Drive

http://www.windowsre...loppy/index.htm
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Also, why not install Windows 2000? A lot more of the new modern software requires Windows 2000 or higher because you said you had a copy of Windows 2000 pro and its a very good OS I used it in the past and it works very well. You just pop in the cd and it will do the formatting for you.
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Thanks very much for all your help. i have now loaded Windows 2000 and its working well.
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Glad to hear it! :whistling:
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