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XP will not install on ME operated Desktop


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Is the cd in G?
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should we try C? or F?
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Let's see something...

Type C: and press "Enter"

At the C:\ prompt, type dir /p and press "Enter"

You should get a long list of things. Look for Windows in that list. If not on the first screen, press the down arrow key for the rest of the list. Let me know what you find.

Edited by wannabe1, 12 February 2006 - 03:01 PM.

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there is a Windows
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What prompt are you at? C:\?
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yes
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From the C:\ prompt, type windows\command\scanreg /restore (note the space after scanreg) and press "Enter"

You should see a window containing 5 "Files". Use the down arrow key to select the next to last one down and press "Enter"
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there's 4:
2/11/06 Started rb002.cab
2/03/06 Started rb001.cab
2/02/06 Started rb000.cab
1/18/06 Started rboo5.cab
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Hmmm...there should be 5. I wonder if we stumbled on the problem.

Take the floppy and cd out of their respective drives.

Choose the nearliest one (1-18-06) and press "Enter"
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ok on the restart it says select operating system to start:

Microsoft Windows XP professional setup
Cancel Windows XP setup

Past experience If I chose 1 I would get the blue screen error saying that stuff about the bios shadowing, memory etc. and stop with a bunch of numbers.
So I would choose Cancel Windows Setup and it would take me to Windows Me startup and boot up fine in ME

Which one should I choose this time?
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We want to boot into ME, so choose the second option.
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When you get to the desktop, create a new folder in the D drive and name it "backups". Move all your important documents, photos, and what not into that folder for safe keeping.

Once you have done that, put the Windows XP disk in the cd-rom drive and restart your machine.

Then we'll go step by step through the rest.
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it says:
(black screen)

C:\WINDOWS\system\vmm32.vxd: Missing/unable to load

and it won't boot up
what is vmm32.vxd? Can we get it and put it in the windows system?
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The best way is with setup.

Restart with the floppy (startup disk) in the drive and the ME disk in the cd-rom...the top one (I hope this is the right one)

Type 1 and press "Enter"

At the A:\ prompt, type F:setup and press "Enter"

Let me know if this starts the installation...
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it's going through ScanDisk...
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