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upgrading ME to XP

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I have inherited a pc (not the one I'm currently using) which used to run ME. Unfortunately ALL the Windows files have been deleted and I can only get the error message VMM32.vxd missing. I know this is a major problem. I want to upgrade to XP and have a CD. I have changed the BIOS so it should boot from the CD drive but nothing happens.

Apart from digging a deep hole for it - any suggestions? :tazz:
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is it a full version of xp? or an upgrade disk? did the machine come to you with a recovery disk?
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More quesstions, how big is the hard drive and do you know the make?

You can go to www.allbootdisk.com and get a boot disk for win98se (the ME one doesn't have format) on any computer and use it to check the disk for files, etc. If it has the Install folder you can reinstall ME if you need to first.

You can also take the drive out and make it slave or cable select in your current machine, which might actually be easier and give you better options for fomating. Some older machines may need BIOS updates to handle XP, check with the mfrs.. first because they usually have free ones that actually work.
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