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All went according to plan until format C: when it says Bad command or file name
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Use all lower case...try that command again. If it fails, try each of the following...all lower case...note the spaces

format c: /s

format c: /s /v

format.com c:
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all produce the same result Bad command or file name
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Ok...we've got a verified partition that is active...I've got some more information on using your computer's setup...

1) Turn off the computer.
2) Hold down the ESC key and turn on the computer.
3) When you receive the following message: “Check system...Then press [F1] key,” press F1.

This method will take you to the first of two screens, each of which is a table showing default settings. To change (or view) the options available at any particular setting, use the arrow keys to move to the setting and press the space bar to scroll through the options. Look for an option to enable the use of an external keyboard or one that allows you to configure the Fn function key emulation for an external keyboard.

Let me know what you find, if anything. (my test machine is still formatting....)
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Ok have done that, enabled to Fn of ext kboard, have connected ext keyboard, it has no affect. Have restarted machine, still no use of ext kboard. BUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! have accidently found a \ key The hash key produces a back slash !!!!
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Try typing format /h
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Bad command or file name
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With the ME cd in the drive, type extract ebd.cab format.com..."Enter"
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Sorry but Im going to have to go and get some sleep soon and hope that the stupid burglar alarm doesnt go crazy tonight. But at least we now have a \ key and the 6 XP boot files if and when you think we need them. And if the worst comes to the worst I guess I could buy a replacement hard drive on e-bay
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It did Extracting format.com , running the fdd, and then then returned to A:\>
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Let's download a different bootdisk...you can overwrite the ME startup disk if you are low on floppies.

Download This to your desktop and double click on it. Put a floppy in the drive when prompted....

Put this in the ME machine in place of the ME startup disk and type format c: /s
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Can I do this tomorrow as I need to get some sleep
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:) I had burglar alarm problems last night, too. Multiple trips at one of the malls I handle security for. Turns out there was a pigeon flying around in there tripping the motion sensors.... :tazz:
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Sure.....I'll be here when you're ready.
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Try format c: or format c: /s real quick
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