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Old July 9th 04, 11:23 PM
Mikel
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Can anyone give me instructions on how to reformat
Windows Me or how to find the instructions?
Help! My mom is driving me nuts! (Its HER computer)
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Old July 9th 04, 11:34 PM
Mart
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If you want to start again and intend using an OEM 'Recovery' CD to
re-install from, then read the manufactures handbook for instructions,
otherwise:-

Assuming that you are intending to do a clean install, take a look at (and
print out) the "cleanhd.txt" file in the win9x folder on your WinMe CD. You
can also view the "Windows Millennium Edition Cleanhd.txt File Contents" at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;271673

Study it carefully and be sure you have a note of your 'productkey' code
(the 25 digit code that is supplied with your CD) and - if your WinMe CD is
an 'upgrade' version (rather than a 'full version') - some proof of a
'previous version' - e.g. your Win98 CD (N.B not required for OEM)

Before you go any further, you really ought to study the following KB
article, "How to Use the Fdisk Tool and the Format Tool to Partition or
Repartition a Hard Disk"
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;255867

Use your WinMe Startup (floppy) Disk to format your C: drive and remember
that ALL data will all be erased when you format the disk. Boot from the
floppy and select option 4) Minimal and at the A:\ prompt, type :-
"format c:" (no quotes and note the space between t and c and the colon
after the c)
Then Press Return.

You can download a WinMe boot disk making utility from www.bootdisk.com
Be sure to read the instructions.

HTH and good luck

Mart


"Mikel" wrote in message
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Can anyone give me instructions on how to reformat
Windows Me or how to find the instructions?
Help! My mom is driving me nuts! (Its HER computer)



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Old July 9th 04, 11:35 PM
Mike M
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For details of how to fdisk and format see the Microsoft Knowledge Base
article 255867 - "How to Use the Fdisk Tool and the Format Tool to Partition
or Repartition a Hard Disk" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=255867) as
well as the file CLEANHD.TXT which is in the Win 9x folder on the Win Me CD.

I am prompted however to ask why do you wish to do this? What problems are
you having that make you feel the best solution is to clean install your
operating system.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP



Mikel wrote:

Can anyone give me instructions on how to reformat
Windows Me or how to find the instructions?
Help! My mom is driving me nuts! (Its HER computer)

 




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