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Old January 19th 09, 01:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Dean
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Default Internet explorer updates for windows Me

Hello, I have a windows Me and I went to the microsoft updates site and it
suggested I download IE6 service pack, after downloading it will not fully
instal and the control panel is blank and the help menu will not work, it
claims there is an error accessing the registry, and the system information
files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank. Scan disk freezes just
before completing.

How doI fully instal the service pack? or is there something else I need to
do?

any help would be appreciated.
  #2  
Old January 19th 09, 11:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mart
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Posts: 1,190
Default Internet explorer updates for windows Me

Hmm... Perhaps a clue might be in your statement :-

... Scan disk freezes just
before completing.


You *may* have the onset of a failing HDD (main hard drive) - which could
explain your report that "there is an error accessing the registry, and the
system information files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank."

Depending on how important your personal files are to you, you may wish to
consider professional assistance to re-claim those file before they become
unrecoverable.

However, if you are prepared to 'have a go' yourself to see if you can fix
you PC, then you should try booting from your WinMe (floppy) Startup Disk
(if you have one. If not, come back and someone should be able to help) and
running Scandisk in Real Mode DOS as follows :-

Boot, using your WinMe Startup (floppy) Disk and select 'With CD-ROM
Support' then at the A:\ prompt, type "scandisk c:" (no quotes and note
there is a colon after the letter c) then press Return.

Follow the screen prompts - and for the first time at least, (unless you are
happy that either the disk is OK, or you can sacrifice your data) tell it
NOT to do a Surface Scan. See what it reports and keep a check on its
progress.

If it reports major problems, copy your important data to another drive (or
media) before attempting to write to (surface scan) the disk.

Don't forget to remove the floppy disk BEFORE you tell the machine to
reboot.

Worry about the IE 6 Service pack later.

Good luck

Mart



"Dean" wrote in message
...
Hello, I have a windows Me and I went to the microsoft updates site and it
suggested I download IE6 service pack, after downloading it will not fully
instal and the control panel is blank and the help menu will not work, it
claims there is an error accessing the registry, and the system
information
files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank. Scan disk freezes just
before completing.

How doI fully instal the service pack? or is there something else I need
to
do?

any help would be appreciated.



  #3  
Old January 27th 09, 05:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Dean
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Posts: 7
Default Internet explorer updates for windows Me

thanks Mart,

I found the Me installation disk and ran scan disk in MS Dos mode a number
of times and about 30 problems were fixed, the computer is running,
everything is working. After the fourth time at the end there was a message
reading, "the drive has some long file name errors that can be fixed by
running scan disk in windows". When i try to do that scandisk restarts many
times and a message appears saying, " Scandisk has restarted 10 times because
windows or another program is writing to it, quitting running some programs
may enable Scan disk to fininsh sooner."

So I have tried to uninstal some programs but that has not helped scandisk.
and the service pack for IE6 still won't instal.

Any further advice?

Dean.

"Mart" wrote:

Hmm... Perhaps a clue might be in your statement :-

... Scan disk freezes just
before completing.


You *may* have the onset of a failing HDD (main hard drive) - which could
explain your report that "there is an error accessing the registry, and the
system information files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank."

Depending on how important your personal files are to you, you may wish to
consider professional assistance to re-claim those file before they become
unrecoverable.

However, if you are prepared to 'have a go' yourself to see if you can fix
you PC, then you should try booting from your WinMe (floppy) Startup Disk
(if you have one. If not, come back and someone should be able to help) and
running Scandisk in Real Mode DOS as follows :-

Boot, using your WinMe Startup (floppy) Disk and select 'With CD-ROM
Support' then at the A:\ prompt, type "scandisk c:" (no quotes and note
there is a colon after the letter c) then press Return.

Follow the screen prompts - and for the first time at least, (unless you are
happy that either the disk is OK, or you can sacrifice your data) tell it
NOT to do a Surface Scan. See what it reports and keep a check on its
progress.

If it reports major problems, copy your important data to another drive (or
media) before attempting to write to (surface scan) the disk.

Don't forget to remove the floppy disk BEFORE you tell the machine to
reboot.

Worry about the IE 6 Service pack later.

Good luck

Mart



"Dean" wrote in message
...
Hello, I have a windows Me and I went to the microsoft updates site and it
suggested I download IE6 service pack, after downloading it will not fully
instal and the control panel is blank and the help menu will not work, it
claims there is an error accessing the registry, and the system
information
files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank. Scan disk freezes just
before completing.

How doI fully instal the service pack? or is there something else I need
to
do?

any help would be appreciated.




  #4  
Old January 27th 09, 09:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mart
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 1,190
Default Internet explorer updates for windows Me

Oh dear!... Well, my original diagnosis of a potentially failing HDD hasn't
really been alleviated at all. "..a number of times" "and about 30
problems were fixed .." does not sound too promising.

The fact that "Scandisk has restarted 10 times" is not in itself unusual and
there may be a 'good' unrelated reason which I won't expand on at this
stage. You could try running Scandisk in Safe Mode which may temporality
overcome the 10 restart report.

However, did you try my original suggestion of running a surface scan in
Real Mode DOS and if so, do you get consistently clear runs? Any bad
sectors? You must completely eliminate your HDD beyond all doubt.

Sadly, I also think that the '30 problems' may have included some important
stuff which although allegedly 'fixed', have caused other issues - lost or
damaged files which may by now have actually been deleted and/or become
unrecoverable.

Not knowing (from here) what else is damaged (and my guess is a lot), my
strategy would be to cut my losses and do a complete CLEAN re-install. It
could save an awful lot of time.

Probably not what you really wanted to hear g

Mart


"Dean" wrote in message
...
thanks Mart,

I found the Me installation disk and ran scan disk in MS Dos mode a
number
of times and about 30 problems were fixed, the computer is running,
everything is working. After the fourth time at the end there was a
message
reading, "the drive has some long file name errors that can be fixed by
running scan disk in windows". When i try to do that scandisk restarts
many
times and a message appears saying, " Scandisk has restarted 10 times
because
windows or another program is writing to it, quitting running some
programs
may enable Scan disk to fininsh sooner."

So I have tried to uninstal some programs but that has not helped
scandisk.
and the service pack for IE6 still won't instal.

Any further advice?

Dean.

"Mart" wrote:

Hmm... Perhaps a clue might be in your statement :-

... Scan disk freezes just
before completing.


You *may* have the onset of a failing HDD (main hard drive) - which could
explain your report that "there is an error accessing the registry, and
the
system information files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank."

Depending on how important your personal files are to you, you may wish
to
consider professional assistance to re-claim those file before they
become
unrecoverable.

However, if you are prepared to 'have a go' yourself to see if you can
fix
you PC, then you should try booting from your WinMe (floppy) Startup Disk
(if you have one. If not, come back and someone should be able to help)
and
running Scandisk in Real Mode DOS as follows :-

Boot, using your WinMe Startup (floppy) Disk and select 'With CD-ROM
Support' then at the A:\ prompt, type "scandisk c:" (no quotes and note
there is a colon after the letter c) then press Return.

Follow the screen prompts - and for the first time at least, (unless you
are
happy that either the disk is OK, or you can sacrifice your data) tell it
NOT to do a Surface Scan. See what it reports and keep a check on its
progress.

If it reports major problems, copy your important data to another drive
(or
media) before attempting to write to (surface scan) the disk.

Don't forget to remove the floppy disk BEFORE you tell the machine to
reboot.

Worry about the IE 6 Service pack later.

Good luck

Mart



"Dean" wrote in message
...
Hello, I have a windows Me and I went to the microsoft updates site and
it
suggested I download IE6 service pack, after downloading it will not
fully
instal and the control panel is blank and the help menu will not work,
it
claims there is an error accessing the registry, and the system
information
files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank. Scan disk freezes
just
before completing.

How doI fully instal the service pack? or is there something else I
need
to
do?

any help would be appreciated.






  #5  
Old January 29th 09, 05:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Dean
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 7
Default Internet explorer updates for windows Me

after the surface scan the scan report claimed there are no bad sectors, but
the visual picture of the scan had a "B" for bad cluster over the seventh
cluster only and thats all. the scans went well in DOS mode.

I have let it run scandisk in windows for the past 2 days and it restarts
now only twice during the file allocation tables then continues without a
problem, and the restart message has stopped appearing.

How do I re-instal?

Dean

"Mart" wrote:

Oh dear!... Well, my original diagnosis of a potentially failing HDD hasn't
really been alleviated at all. "..a number of times" "and about 30
problems were fixed .." does not sound too promising.

The fact that "Scandisk has restarted 10 times" is not in itself unusual and
there may be a 'good' unrelated reason which I won't expand on at this
stage. You could try running Scandisk in Safe Mode which may temporality
overcome the 10 restart report.

However, did you try my original suggestion of running a surface scan in
Real Mode DOS and if so, do you get consistently clear runs? Any bad
sectors? You must completely eliminate your HDD beyond all doubt.

Sadly, I also think that the '30 problems' may have included some important
stuff which although allegedly 'fixed', have caused other issues - lost or
damaged files which may by now have actually been deleted and/or become
unrecoverable.

Not knowing (from here) what else is damaged (and my guess is a lot), my
strategy would be to cut my losses and do a complete CLEAN re-install. It
could save an awful lot of time.

Probably not what you really wanted to hear g

Mart


"Dean" wrote in message
...
thanks Mart,

I found the Me installation disk and ran scan disk in MS Dos mode a
number
of times and about 30 problems were fixed, the computer is running,
everything is working. After the fourth time at the end there was a
message
reading, "the drive has some long file name errors that can be fixed by
running scan disk in windows". When i try to do that scandisk restarts
many
times and a message appears saying, " Scandisk has restarted 10 times
because
windows or another program is writing to it, quitting running some
programs
may enable Scan disk to fininsh sooner."

So I have tried to uninstal some programs but that has not helped
scandisk.
and the service pack for IE6 still won't instal.

Any further advice?

Dean.

"Mart" wrote:

Hmm... Perhaps a clue might be in your statement :-

... Scan disk freezes just
before completing.

You *may* have the onset of a failing HDD (main hard drive) - which could
explain your report that "there is an error accessing the registry, and
the
system information files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank."

Depending on how important your personal files are to you, you may wish
to
consider professional assistance to re-claim those file before they
become
unrecoverable.

However, if you are prepared to 'have a go' yourself to see if you can
fix
you PC, then you should try booting from your WinMe (floppy) Startup Disk
(if you have one. If not, come back and someone should be able to help)
and
running Scandisk in Real Mode DOS as follows :-

Boot, using your WinMe Startup (floppy) Disk and select 'With CD-ROM
Support' then at the A:\ prompt, type "scandisk c:" (no quotes and note
there is a colon after the letter c) then press Return.

Follow the screen prompts - and for the first time at least, (unless you
are
happy that either the disk is OK, or you can sacrifice your data) tell it
NOT to do a Surface Scan. See what it reports and keep a check on its
progress.

If it reports major problems, copy your important data to another drive
(or
media) before attempting to write to (surface scan) the disk.

Don't forget to remove the floppy disk BEFORE you tell the machine to
reboot.

Worry about the IE 6 Service pack later.

Good luck

Mart



"Dean" wrote in message
...
Hello, I have a windows Me and I went to the microsoft updates site and
it
suggested I download IE6 service pack, after downloading it will not
fully
instal and the control panel is blank and the help menu will not work,
it
claims there is an error accessing the registry, and the system
information
files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank. Scan disk freezes
just
before completing.

How doI fully instal the service pack? or is there something else I
need
to
do?

any help would be appreciated.






  #6  
Old January 29th 09, 03:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mart
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Posts: 1,190
Default Internet explorer updates for windows Me

Before we consider a clean install, in my experience, even one bad cluster
is one bad cluster too many - and a sure sign of an impending (catastrophic)
failure of your HDD, especially if it is more than 3 or 4 years old. You
really should consider a new, replacement drive - BUT, you've got to weigh
the economic costs (and time!) of 'repairing' an old, obsolete PC
(motherboard, other hardware, etc.) and its old, obsolete operating
ystem - Good money after bad? You might want to think about putting your
money towards a brand new PC and OS. Prices of PC's are about a quarter of
the price when WinMe originally came out in June of 2000. - For a much
improved spec.

How do I re-instal?


Depends :-

Assuming your WinMe CD is an MS retail version, then if you still want to
proceed then there are a couple of very useful documents on your WinMe CD
called setup.txt file and cleanhd.txt which are well worth reading. You
should also print out and have handy, a copy of the cleanhd.txt file - a
copy of which you can also see here :-
"Windows Millennium Edition Cleanhd.txt File Contents"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271673/en-us

You should also make sure that you have a note of your 25 digit product ID
code issued with the CD, you'll need it during the installation process.

If your WinMe CD is an OEM version (ie originally supplied with the PC) you
should refer to the User Manual that came with the PC for advice as
differing manufacturers methods can be quite different.

Depending on which route you choose (if at all) then there are still a few
of us lurking these WinMe News Group pages who be able to help you further.

Mart


"Dean" wrote in message
...
after the surface scan the scan report claimed there are no bad sectors,
but
the visual picture of the scan had a "B" for bad cluster over the seventh
cluster only and thats all. the scans went well in DOS mode.

I have let it run scandisk in windows for the past 2 days and it restarts
now only twice during the file allocation tables then continues without a
problem, and the restart message has stopped appearing.

How do I re-instal?

Dean

"Mart" wrote:

Oh dear!... Well, my original diagnosis of a potentially failing HDD
hasn't
really been alleviated at all. "..a number of times" "and about 30
problems were fixed .." does not sound too promising.

The fact that "Scandisk has restarted 10 times" is not in itself unusual
and
there may be a 'good' unrelated reason which I won't expand on at this
stage. You could try running Scandisk in Safe Mode which may temporality
overcome the 10 restart report.

However, did you try my original suggestion of running a surface scan in
Real Mode DOS and if so, do you get consistently clear runs? Any bad
sectors? You must completely eliminate your HDD beyond all doubt.

Sadly, I also think that the '30 problems' may have included some
important
stuff which although allegedly 'fixed', have caused other issues - lost
or
damaged files which may by now have actually been deleted and/or become
unrecoverable.

Not knowing (from here) what else is damaged (and my guess is a lot), my
strategy would be to cut my losses and do a complete CLEAN re-install. It
could save an awful lot of time.

Probably not what you really wanted to hear g

Mart


"Dean" wrote in message
...
thanks Mart,

I found the Me installation disk and ran scan disk in MS Dos mode a
number
of times and about 30 problems were fixed, the computer is running,
everything is working. After the fourth time at the end there was a
message
reading, "the drive has some long file name errors that can be fixed by
running scan disk in windows". When i try to do that scandisk restarts
many
times and a message appears saying, " Scandisk has restarted 10 times
because
windows or another program is writing to it, quitting running some
programs
may enable Scan disk to fininsh sooner."

So I have tried to uninstal some programs but that has not helped
scandisk.
and the service pack for IE6 still won't instal.

Any further advice?

Dean.

"Mart" wrote:

Hmm... Perhaps a clue might be in your statement :-

... Scan disk freezes just
before completing.

You *may* have the onset of a failing HDD (main hard drive) - which
could
explain your report that "there is an error accessing the registry,
and
the
system information files claim they are corrupt and the page is
blank."

Depending on how important your personal files are to you, you may
wish
to
consider professional assistance to re-claim those file before they
become
unrecoverable.

However, if you are prepared to 'have a go' yourself to see if you can
fix
you PC, then you should try booting from your WinMe (floppy) Startup
Disk
(if you have one. If not, come back and someone should be able to
help)
and
running Scandisk in Real Mode DOS as follows :-

Boot, using your WinMe Startup (floppy) Disk and select 'With CD-ROM
Support' then at the A:\ prompt, type "scandisk c:" (no quotes and
note
there is a colon after the letter c) then press Return.

Follow the screen prompts - and for the first time at least, (unless
you
are
happy that either the disk is OK, or you can sacrifice your data) tell
it
NOT to do a Surface Scan. See what it reports and keep a check on its
progress.

If it reports major problems, copy your important data to another
drive
(or
media) before attempting to write to (surface scan) the disk.

Don't forget to remove the floppy disk BEFORE you tell the machine to
reboot.

Worry about the IE 6 Service pack later.

Good luck

Mart



"Dean" wrote in message
...
Hello, I have a windows Me and I went to the microsoft updates site
and
it
suggested I download IE6 service pack, after downloading it will not
fully
instal and the control panel is blank and the help menu will not
work,
it
claims there is an error accessing the registry, and the system
information
files claim they are corrupt and the page is blank. Scan disk
freezes
just
before completing.

How doI fully instal the service pack? or is there something else I
need
to
do?

any help would be appreciated.








 




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