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Old March 8th 06, 06:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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I have a new 250 gig drive. Can I just go ahead and install Windows ME on it
or do I have to use the disk manager overlay on the drive? I ask this
because I have tried 3 times to install ME and after ME goes thru the
install and copies all the files to the disk and reboots, that's as far as
the install goes. I can't boot to the ME environment. My motherboard
supports large disks and USB 2.0, and has all the bells and whistles. Am I
missing something very basic?

I have a specific reason for wanting ME (along with XP for dual booting
purposes) on this disk.


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Old March 8th 06, 06:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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"jimrx4" wrote:

I have a new 250 gig drive. Can I just go ahead and install Windows ME on it
or do I have to use the disk manager overlay on the drive? I ask this
because I have tried 3 times to install ME and after ME goes thru the
install and copies all the files to the disk and reboots, that's as far as
the install goes. I can't boot to the ME environment. My motherboard
supports large disks and USB 2.0, and has all the bells and whistles. Am I
missing something very basic?

I have a specific reason for wanting ME (along with XP for dual booting
purposes) on this disk.


Windows Me supports only the FAT16 and FAT32 file systems on hard
drives. This means that the largest workable size for a hard drive
is 128 gb. Anything larger requires either a cluster size bigger than
32K or more than 4.1 million total clusters, and either will cause
problems.

You need to partition your hard drive so that it has a primary DOS
partition no larger than 128 gb with the remainder of the drive as an
extended DOS partition containing at least 1 logical drive (2 if the
extended partition is more than 128 gb).

Good luck

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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has never been in bed with a mosquito."
 




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