Edited by powerkord, 23 November 2005 - 05:08 PM.
Windows 98 upgrade to 98 ME
Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 07:43 PM
Also, by any chance did you have the foresight to make a boot disk before you started this. It can be very handy. If you didn't you can go to www.allbootdisks.com and make one for 98SE, make it with ramdrive. Note that the cd-rom drive letter is R: for their disks.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:41 PM
The software i used was an windows 98 ME upgrade version. When i make a boot disk what will I need to do? I'm pretty rusty on my DOS knowledge.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:27 PM
So you're doing an upgrade to ME. It should have worked. Did it ask for the product key yet? It should be included with the upgrade disk.
As for making a boot disk, just follow the instuctions they have on the link I gave you. I can't explain it any better than they can. You can still use a 98SE disk for this, an ME disk doesn't have the format function on it.
What I highly reccomend for anyone installing on older machines is that they run a thorough scandisk in ms-dos mode before doing anything else, to find and repair any problelms on the hard drive. You can use the boot disk to get into ms-dos mode, then just type scandisk and hit Enter to start it. Then you can reboot the computer and see if it works.
If all else fails, you may have to format the drive, again you can use the boot disk for that, reinstall win98 and then reinstall winME on top of that. You will need the product key for win98 and the one for winME to do it.
Posted 24 November 2005 - 01:24 AM
I ran scandisk and everything was okay, but windows ME still would not run. I used the bootdisk to enable me to setup windows ME again and it still just sits there at that Windows ME screen. I do not have my data backed up on this hard drive so formatting is not an option at this time. Any more ideas on how i can get ME to run?
Posted 24 November 2005 - 10:54 AM
After that you can try rerunning the ME upgrade disk and see if you can do a repair or reinstall. If that doesn't work you may just have to wipe the disk, put in win98 or 95, then install the winME upgrade.
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