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Ok so now what do I do? It booted before, now it isn't.
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Did you find the ME cd...with that we're still ok. :tazz:
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I found the CD's for the Desktop and Laptop of ME.
I have the Key to the laptop CD product # but for the life of me I cannot find the darn key # for the desktop ME CD!! Does it matter??
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What can I do?
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Are they the same version of ME? If they are, we'll try the key you have. Did you look on the back or side of the machine for a sticker that has the key...some builders do that.
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Same ME version. No it was a custom build. What steps do I take now?
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Put the cd in the drive and see if it will autostart the installation. What we have to be careful of here, and I'm telling you so you can watch for it, it to install to the C:\Windows folder. Can't let it create a new directory. We'll take it a step at a time.
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No autostart...
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No autostart...no boot...
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Do you have the startup floppy? If not, we'll download one.
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No, I can't find it :tazz:
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No worries. I'm going to have you download a Win98SE OEM startup disk. The ME startup disk is a little glitchy...we've got enough of that going on....

Save the file to your desktop. Double click on the file and put the floppy in the drive when prompted to do so. This will create the startup disk for the bad machine.

Let me know when you have the disk ready...
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I can't get to the desktop on the "Desktop" machine so I saved it to a floppy from the laptop. Is that ok? and how do I get the bad machine to boot off it?
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That's what I intended...you'll be fine... :tazz:

Put the floppy in the machine and take the cd out for the moment.

Restart with the floppy in the drive and it will boot to the floppy. At the options screen, press Shift + F5 to get a command prompt. (A:\)
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It isn't booting from the floppy.
"Non System Disk or Disk Error"
Replace and strike any key when ready...
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