Oh! I am so frustrated! Here's what's happened and happening:
I tried to setup in safe mode, but it wouldn't go. I kept getting conventional memory errors. I ran a thorough scan disk and defrag prior to installing in windows without loading any startup files. I first ran it with the setup I had in /INSTALL, but I got an error "unable to install Java package from c:\windows\system\dajava.cab. Generic trust failure." I continued the setup, but it locked up at components and I had to reboot.
I tried copying the files to a separate directory and installing from that directory, but that also gave me the conventional memory error, so I ran it in Windows with the /is option to bypass scandisk. I still got the "unable to install Java" error and when it complete the installl and restarted, I got "windows encountered an error accessing the registry. Windows will repair the registry for you and restart the computer."
I was almost confident until I couldn't access the internet. I have DSL and tried to reinstall from the CD. Error: I don't have the correct version of Internet Explorer now. I can't even remember the error I got trying to access Outlook Express. I also can't get my printer to work. Tried reinstalling that -- no go. I'm so burnt out on this dang thing.
I started to download IE to my son's computer, but have just now found out that he doesn't have a CDRW nor a floppy drive. I'm almost to the edge here.
I realized I could email those files to my husband and have him save them to a floppy (he doesn't have a CDRW either), and hopefully updating the IE, I will be able to get back on line. I should have known everything that could go wrong would, but I've really been trying to work the positive angle.
During one of the reboots, I had a strange file in my task manager or config file. I'm not sure when or where, I just wrote it down. Could you tell me what this is: DEVICE=C:\windows\dblbuff.sys /d+ I've never seen this one before.
I didn't think I had much to worry about overwriting my settings because I have the software to reinstall or have downloaded the drivers to update, but it didn't even cross my mind that I'd lose my internet connection with the reinstall of Windows ME. BTW, the only sfc.exe file I found after the complete reinstall on my system was the one I installed from you. It's still not on my system. Are you sure that it is a Windows ME file? I have an early night at work tonight, but 2 long shifts the next 2 nights. I'd really like to get it up soon. I'm so cranky because this is all I seem to do.
I'm now back on my son's computer and working on mine. Any suggestions would be so appreciated.