Nothing works on ME
Posted 16 September 2005 - 06:23 AM
Posted 24 September 2005 - 07:02 PM
Formatting will remove ALL data from the HDD and prepare the drive to receive and store data. To really do it up right, you could delete the primary dos partition and then create the partition and format it. If you do format, you will have to install your drivers again and get all the Windows Updates. Your OEM ME cd will take your machine back to "Factory Fresh" condiditon.
Posted 25 September 2005 - 07:27 AM
How do I do that?
Posted 29 September 2005 - 07:06 PM
Can you do the following please :
Boot from the floppy disk you created earlier.
At the A:> prompt, type :
extract ebd.cab format.com <enter>
Let me know if you get any error messages.
Next, type fdisk <enter>
When you see the screen regarding large drive support, answer Y
On the menu screen, select option 4 (display partition information)
Let me know exactly what is written under the headings :
If you see a message asking whether you want to view logical drive info, reply Y.
Let me know what is listed under the headings :
Press ESC at each screen to quit fdisk, remove the boot disk & shut down the system. Let me know the info I've asked for before we go any further.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 01:45 PM
type: PRI DOS
It never gave me the option to view logical drive info, so I couldn't get the rest.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 02:38 PM
Next step, is to boot from the floppy again & when you get to the a:> prompt, type :
dir format.com <enter>
You should see the filename format.com listed after pressing enter.
Next, type :
and again press Y to large drive support.
On the menu screen, select option 3 to delete partition
On next screen, select option 1 to delete primary dos partition
You will be asked to enter the volume label as confirmation, so just type in exactly what appears under the heading Volume Label. If this is blank, then don't type anything, just press enter.
When asked if you wish to create primary partition using 100% of drive space & to make it active, select Y <enter>
When finished, fdisk will tell you to reboot the system.
Exit out of fdisk to the A:> prompt, leave floppy disk in drive & press [ctrl][alt][del] (all 3 keys at once to reboot the system.
When rebooted back to the A:> prompt, type :
format c: /s <enter>
This will format the c drive for you. When thats done, let me know & I'll give you further instructions.
Posted 04 October 2005 - 06:05 AM
Posted 04 October 2005 - 04:21 PM
Glad to hear its all ok now. The reason for the /s switch not working on format, is because you were using winME boot disk & ME's version of format.com doesn't support making the drive bootable on format. Its been a while since I played with Millenium (thankfully) so I forgot about that!
If you get any more problems, let us know
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