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Anonymous
January 30, 2005 12:59:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was possible to repair
damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing installation.
Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not have room on my
hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade installation
CD.

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Anonymous
January 30, 2005 1:20:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an action to
take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you seeing?


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
> When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was possible to
> repair
> damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
> installation.
> Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not have room on
> my
> hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
> installation
> CD.
Anonymous
January 30, 2005 1:20:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Thanks for your reply.

Windows Explorer is causing an error on start-up that prevents completion of
the boot. An error window pops up stating this. I click on OK and the
window closes only to pop up again and again. I can't access AOL so I have
to request help from my home PC which runs XP. Thats why I don't have full
details on hand. On monday I will go through the boot and copy the details
if this matters.

It will boot in Safe Mode, but AOL doesn't work. I checked with AOL about
this.

A second problem is that System Restore doesn't set restore points
automatically or allow me to go back before the current month to look for
restore points. But wait....there's more.

The CD ROM drive is unusable. I'm thinking about getting a cheap drive with
my own money. (This is a very old government-owned PC. I have been waiting
for a replacement for over 10 months.) Before I spend money on this PC, I am
looking for options, hence my post.

I maintain another very old government PC that has troubles of its own, thus
my Display Name.

"Noel Paton" wrote:

> ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an action to
> take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
> what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you seeing?
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
> > When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was possible to
> > repair
> > damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
> > installation.
> > Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not have room on
> > my
> > hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
> > installation
> > CD.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
January 30, 2005 5:28:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

OK -one step at a time

Reboot to Safe Mode
Open Device Manager
Remove ALL CD-ROM devices
Remove ALL error-flagged devices
Remove ALL devices in the 'Other Devices' branch, if present

Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall devices required (if it boots
at all!<g>)

AOL can't work in Safe mode, because both DUN and networking are inactive in
Safe Mode.

If the error is 'Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>' then

You may have a virus/spyware hijack

download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that A-V-disabling
viruses are not present on your PC
http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.e...

- update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.

Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
CoolWebSearch hijacker.
http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html

Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip
http://www.merijn.org/files/CWShredder.exe
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.e...
http://www.zerosrealm.com/downloads/CWShredder.zip

download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com, install,
update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties from
your system.


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:5BFDDCC6-0201-47B8-B5C8-D292419BFF30@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for your reply.
>
> Windows Explorer is causing an error on start-up that prevents completion
> of
> the boot. An error window pops up stating this. I click on OK and the
> window closes only to pop up again and again. I can't access AOL so I
> have
> to request help from my home PC which runs XP. Thats why I don't have
> full
> details on hand. On monday I will go through the boot and copy the
> details
> if this matters.
>
> It will boot in Safe Mode, but AOL doesn't work. I checked with AOL about
> this.
>
> A second problem is that System Restore doesn't set restore points
> automatically or allow me to go back before the current month to look for
> restore points. But wait....there's more.
>
> The CD ROM drive is unusable. I'm thinking about getting a cheap drive
> with
> my own money. (This is a very old government-owned PC. I have been
> waiting
> for a replacement for over 10 months.) Before I spend money on this PC, I
> am
> looking for options, hence my post.
>
> I maintain another very old government PC that has troubles of its own,
> thus
> my Display Name.
>
> "Noel Paton" wrote:
>
>> ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an action
>> to
>> take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
>> what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you seeing?
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
>> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> wrote in message
>> news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
>> > When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was possible to
>> > repair
>> > damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
>> > installation.
>> > Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not have room
>> > on
>> > my
>> > hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
>> > installation
>> > CD.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
January 30, 2005 7:37:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Thank you very much for the instructions. You stimulated my thought
processes. I will follow these instructions on monday. The problem PC's
CD-ROM drive doesn't work, but the floppy does. However, I don't have a
floppy. There's no way for me to save your indicated downloads to media that
can be read by the PC.

I will report back.

Meanwhile, I am left with my original post: Is there any way to repair ME
short of a fresh install?

Again, many thanks.

Al Bowman

Noel Paton wrote

> OK -one step at a time
>
> Reboot to Safe Mode
> Open Device Manager
> Remove ALL CD-ROM devices
> Remove ALL error-flagged devices
> Remove ALL devices in the 'Other Devices' branch, if present
>
> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall devices required (if it boots
> at all!<g>)
>
> AOL can't work in Safe mode, because both DUN and networking are inactive in
> Safe Mode.
>
> If the error is 'Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>' then
>
> You may have a virus/spyware hijack
>
> download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that A-V-disabling
> viruses are not present on your PC
> http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.e...
>
> - update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.
>
> Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
> CoolWebSearch hijacker.
> http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
>
> Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
> http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip
> http://www.merijn.org/files/CWShredder.exe
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.e...
> http://www.zerosrealm.com/downloads/CWShredder.zip
>
> download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com, install,
> update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties from
> your system.
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message news:5BFDDCC6-0201-47B8-B5C8-D292419BFF30@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for your reply.
> >
> > Windows Explorer is causing an error on start-up that prevents completion
> > of
> > the boot. An error window pops up stating this. I click on OK and the
> > window closes only to pop up again and again. I can't access AOL so I
> > have
> > to request help from my home PC which runs XP. Thats why I don't have
> > full
> > details on hand. On monday I will go through the boot and copy the
> > details
> > if this matters.
> >
> > It will boot in Safe Mode, but AOL doesn't work. I checked with AOL about
> > this.
> >
> > A second problem is that System Restore doesn't set restore points
> > automatically or allow me to go back before the current month to look for
> > restore points. But wait....there's more.
> >
> > The CD ROM drive is unusable. I'm thinking about getting a cheap drive
> > with
> > my own money. (This is a very old government-owned PC. I have been
> > waiting
> > for a replacement for over 10 months.) Before I spend money on this PC, I
> > am
> > looking for options, hence my post.
> >
> > I maintain another very old government PC that has troubles of its own,
> > thus
> > my Display Name.
> >
> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
> >
> >> ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an action
> >> to
> >> take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
> >> what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you seeing?
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
> >>
> >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> >> wrote in message
> >> news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
> >> > When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was possible to
> >> > repair
> >> > damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
> >> > installation.
> >> > Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not have room
> >> > on
> >> > my
> >> > hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
> >> > installation
> >> > CD.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 31, 2005 9:32:39 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

www.bootdisk.com
download the diskmaker for the OEM Win ME disk, run the program to create
the floppy on your home machine (or any other machine) and take it to work
with you

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:ABBAB998-829B-4F05-96FC-37DDB077152F@microsoft.com...
> Thank you very much for the instructions. You stimulated my thought
> processes. I will follow these instructions on monday. The problem PC's
> CD-ROM drive doesn't work, but the floppy does. However, I don't have a
> floppy. There's no way for me to save your indicated downloads to media
> that
> can be read by the PC.
>
> I will report back.
>
> Meanwhile, I am left with my original post: Is there any way to repair ME
> short of a fresh install?
>
> Again, many thanks.
>
> Al Bowman
>
> Noel Paton wrote
>
>> OK -one step at a time
>>
>> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> Open Device Manager
>> Remove ALL CD-ROM devices
>> Remove ALL error-flagged devices
>> Remove ALL devices in the 'Other Devices' branch, if present
>>
>> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall devices required (if it
>> boots
>> at all!<g>)
>>
>> AOL can't work in Safe mode, because both DUN and networking are inactive
>> in
>> Safe Mode.
>>
>> If the error is 'Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>' then
>>
>> You may have a virus/spyware hijack
>>
>> download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that A-V-disabling
>> viruses are not present on your PC
>> http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.e...
>>
>> - update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.
>>
>> Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
>> CoolWebSearch hijacker.
>> http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
>>
>> Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
>> http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip
>> http://www.merijn.org/files/CWShredder.exe
>> http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.e...
>> http://www.zerosrealm.com/downloads/CWShredder.zip
>>
>> download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com, install,
>> update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties from
>> your system.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
>> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> wrote in message
>> news:5BFDDCC6-0201-47B8-B5C8-D292419BFF30@microsoft.com...
>> > Thanks for your reply.
>> >
>> > Windows Explorer is causing an error on start-up that prevents
>> > completion
>> > of
>> > the boot. An error window pops up stating this. I click on OK and the
>> > window closes only to pop up again and again. I can't access AOL so I
>> > have
>> > to request help from my home PC which runs XP. Thats why I don't have
>> > full
>> > details on hand. On monday I will go through the boot and copy the
>> > details
>> > if this matters.
>> >
>> > It will boot in Safe Mode, but AOL doesn't work. I checked with AOL
>> > about
>> > this.
>> >
>> > A second problem is that System Restore doesn't set restore points
>> > automatically or allow me to go back before the current month to look
>> > for
>> > restore points. But wait....there's more.
>> >
>> > The CD ROM drive is unusable. I'm thinking about getting a cheap drive
>> > with
>> > my own money. (This is a very old government-owned PC. I have been
>> > waiting
>> > for a replacement for over 10 months.) Before I spend money on this
>> > PC, I
>> > am
>> > looking for options, hence my post.
>> >
>> > I maintain another very old government PC that has troubles of its own,
>> > thus
>> > my Display Name.
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
>> >
>> >> ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an
>> >> action
>> >> to
>> >> take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
>> >> what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you seeing?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
>> >> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
>> >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> >> wrote in message
>> >> news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
>> >> > When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was possible to
>> >> > repair
>> >> > damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
>> >> > installation.
>> >> > Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not have
>> >> > room
>> >> > on
>> >> > my
>> >> > hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
>> >> > installation
>> >> > CD.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
January 31, 2005 9:32:40 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Thanks again for jogging my thinking. I supervise the computer room for
veterans disabled or partially disabled by mental illness. This problem PC
is the only one that connects to the Internet. Some of the veterans,
especially the in-patients, are isolated and need the Internet. This PC's
problems have been giving me a lot of anxiety, and I haven't been thinking as
well as I should. Thanks again.

"Noel Paton" wrote:

> www.bootdisk.com
> download the diskmaker for the OEM Win ME disk, run the program to create
> the floppy on your home machine (or any other machine) and take it to work
> with you
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message news:ABBAB998-829B-4F05-96FC-37DDB077152F@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you very much for the instructions. You stimulated my thought
> > processes. I will follow these instructions on monday. The problem PC's
> > CD-ROM drive doesn't work, but the floppy does. However, I don't have a
> > floppy. There's no way for me to save your indicated downloads to media
> > that
> > can be read by the PC.
> >
> > I will report back.
> >
> > Meanwhile, I am left with my original post: Is there any way to repair ME
> > short of a fresh install?
> >
> > Again, many thanks.
> >
> > Al Bowman
> >
> > Noel Paton wrote
> >
> >> OK -one step at a time
> >>
> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> Open Device Manager
> >> Remove ALL CD-ROM devices
> >> Remove ALL error-flagged devices
> >> Remove ALL devices in the 'Other Devices' branch, if present
> >>
> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall devices required (if it
> >> boots
> >> at all!<g>)
> >>
> >> AOL can't work in Safe mode, because both DUN and networking are inactive
> >> in
> >> Safe Mode.
> >>
> >> If the error is 'Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>' then
> >>
> >> You may have a virus/spyware hijack
> >>
> >> download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that A-V-disabling
> >> viruses are not present on your PC
> >> http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.e...
> >>
> >> - update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.
> >>
> >> Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
> >> CoolWebSearch hijacker.
> >> http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
> >>
> >> Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
> >> http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip
> >> http://www.merijn.org/files/CWShredder.exe
> >> http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.e...
> >> http://www.zerosrealm.com/downloads/CWShredder.zip
> >>
> >> download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com, install,
> >> update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties from
> >> your system.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
> >>
> >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> >> wrote in message
> >> news:5BFDDCC6-0201-47B8-B5C8-D292419BFF30@microsoft.com...
> >> > Thanks for your reply.
> >> >
> >> > Windows Explorer is causing an error on start-up that prevents
> >> > completion
> >> > of
> >> > the boot. An error window pops up stating this. I click on OK and the
> >> > window closes only to pop up again and again. I can't access AOL so I
> >> > have
> >> > to request help from my home PC which runs XP. Thats why I don't have
> >> > full
> >> > details on hand. On monday I will go through the boot and copy the
> >> > details
> >> > if this matters.
> >> >
> >> > It will boot in Safe Mode, but AOL doesn't work. I checked with AOL
> >> > about
> >> > this.
> >> >
> >> > A second problem is that System Restore doesn't set restore points
> >> > automatically or allow me to go back before the current month to look
> >> > for
> >> > restore points. But wait....there's more.
> >> >
> >> > The CD ROM drive is unusable. I'm thinking about getting a cheap drive
> >> > with
> >> > my own money. (This is a very old government-owned PC. I have been
> >> > waiting
> >> > for a replacement for over 10 months.) Before I spend money on this
> >> > PC, I
> >> > am
> >> > looking for options, hence my post.
> >> >
> >> > I maintain another very old government PC that has troubles of its own,
> >> > thus
> >> > my Display Name.
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an
> >> >> action
> >> >> to
> >> >> take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
> >> >> what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you seeing?
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> >> >> NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> >> >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> >> >> wrote in message
> >> >> news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was possible to
> >> >> > repair
> >> >> > damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
> >> >> > installation.
> >> >> > Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not have
> >> >> > room
> >> >> > on
> >> >> > my
> >> >> > hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
> >> >> > installation
> >> >> > CD.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 31, 2005 11:36:12 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Stay with us, Sleepless, and I'm sure Noel and the rest of us can get you
going well again.
Run the McAfee Stinger and all the anti-spyware tools ASAP so we can proceed
witthout those issues handicapping your efforts.
Don't be shy about asking for instructions.

Back to you, Noel.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:A7786012-1782-4830-B1A1-905BA6A58E3B@microsoft.com...
> Thanks again for jogging my thinking. I supervise the computer room for
> veterans disabled or partially disabled by mental illness. This problem
PC
> is the only one that connects to the Internet. Some of the veterans,
> especially the in-patients, are isolated and need the Internet. This PC's
> problems have been giving me a lot of anxiety, and I haven't been thinking
as
> well as I should. Thanks again.
>
> "Noel Paton" wrote:
>
> > www.bootdisk.com
> > download the diskmaker for the OEM Win ME disk, run the program to
create
> > the floppy on your home machine (or any other machine) and take it to
work
> > with you
> >
> > --
> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >
> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >
> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >
> > "Sleepless in New Jersey"
<SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > wrote in message
news:ABBAB998-829B-4F05-96FC-37DDB077152F@microsoft.com...
> > > Thank you very much for the instructions. You stimulated my thought
> > > processes. I will follow these instructions on monday. The problem
PC's
> > > CD-ROM drive doesn't work, but the floppy does. However, I don't have
a
> > > floppy. There's no way for me to save your indicated downloads to
media
> > > that
> > > can be read by the PC.
> > >
> > > I will report back.
> > >
> > > Meanwhile, I am left with my original post: Is there any way to
repair ME
> > > short of a fresh install?
> > >
> > > Again, many thanks.
> > >
> > > Al Bowman
> > >
> > > Noel Paton wrote
> > >
> > >> OK -one step at a time
> > >>
> > >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> > >> Open Device Manager
> > >> Remove ALL CD-ROM devices
> > >> Remove ALL error-flagged devices
> > >> Remove ALL devices in the 'Other Devices' branch, if present
> > >>
> > >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall devices required (if
it
> > >> boots
> > >> at all!<g>)
> > >>
> > >> AOL can't work in Safe mode, because both DUN and networking are
inactive
> > >> in
> > >> Safe Mode.
> > >>
> > >> If the error is 'Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>' then
> > >>
> > >> You may have a virus/spyware hijack
> > >>
> > >> download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that
A-V-disabling
> > >> viruses are not present on your PC
> > >> http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.e...
> > >>
> > >> - update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.
> > >>
> > >> Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
> > >> CoolWebSearch hijacker.
> > >> http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
> > >>
> > >> Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
> > >> http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip
> > >> http://www.merijn.org/files/CWShredder.exe
> > >> http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.e...
> > >> http://www.zerosrealm.com/downloads/CWShredder.zip
> > >>
> > >> download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com,
install,
> > >> update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties
from
> > >> your system.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >>
> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >>
> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> > >>
> > >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> > >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > >> wrote in message
> > >> news:5BFDDCC6-0201-47B8-B5C8-D292419BFF30@microsoft.com...
> > >> > Thanks for your reply.
> > >> >
> > >> > Windows Explorer is causing an error on start-up that prevents
> > >> > completion
> > >> > of
> > >> > the boot. An error window pops up stating this. I click on OK and
the
> > >> > window closes only to pop up again and again. I can't access AOL
so I
> > >> > have
> > >> > to request help from my home PC which runs XP. Thats why I don't
have
> > >> > full
> > >> > details on hand. On monday I will go through the boot and copy the
> > >> > details
> > >> > if this matters.
> > >> >
> > >> > It will boot in Safe Mode, but AOL doesn't work. I checked with
AOL
> > >> > about
> > >> > this.
> > >> >
> > >> > A second problem is that System Restore doesn't set restore points
> > >> > automatically or allow me to go back before the current month to
look
> > >> > for
> > >> > restore points. But wait....there's more.
> > >> >
> > >> > The CD ROM drive is unusable. I'm thinking about getting a cheap
drive
> > >> > with
> > >> > my own money. (This is a very old government-owned PC. I have
been
> > >> > waiting
> > >> > for a replacement for over 10 months.) Before I spend money on
this
> > >> > PC, I
> > >> > am
> > >> > looking for options, hence my post.
> > >> >
> > >> > I maintain another very old government PC that has troubles of its
own,
> > >> > thus
> > >> > my Display Name.
> > >> >
> > >> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >> ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an
> > >> >> action
> > >> >> to
> > >> >> take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
> > >> >> what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you
seeing?
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> --
> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
to
> > >> >> NG's
> > >> >>
> > >> >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> > >> >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > >> >> wrote in message
> > >> >> news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
> > >> >> > When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was
possible to
> > >> >> > repair
> > >> >> > damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
> > >> >> > installation.
> > >> >> > Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not
have
> > >> >> > room
> > >> >> > on
> > >> >> > my
> > >> >> > hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
> > >> >> > installation
> > >> >> > CD.
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 12:33:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Thanks for your interest Jack. This thread is becoming cumbersome. Please
see my new post: Repairing ME Part 2

"Jack E Martinelli" wrote:

> Stay with us, Sleepless, and I'm sure Noel and the rest of us can get you
> going well again.
> Run the McAfee Stinger and all the anti-spyware tools ASAP so we can proceed
> witthout those issues handicapping your efforts.
> Don't be shy about asking for instructions.
>
> Back to you, Noel.
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message news:A7786012-1782-4830-B1A1-905BA6A58E3B@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks again for jogging my thinking. I supervise the computer room for
> > veterans disabled or partially disabled by mental illness. This problem
> PC
> > is the only one that connects to the Internet. Some of the veterans,
> > especially the in-patients, are isolated and need the Internet. This PC's
> > problems have been giving me a lot of anxiety, and I haven't been thinking
> as
> > well as I should. Thanks again.
> >
> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
> >
> > > www.bootdisk.com
> > > download the diskmaker for the OEM Win ME disk, run the program to
> create
> > > the floppy on your home machine (or any other machine) and take it to
> work
> > > with you
> > >
> > > --
> > > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >
> > > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >
> > > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
> > >
> > > "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > > wrote in message
> news:ABBAB998-829B-4F05-96FC-37DDB077152F@microsoft.com...
> > > > Thank you very much for the instructions. You stimulated my thought
> > > > processes. I will follow these instructions on monday. The problem
> PC's
> > > > CD-ROM drive doesn't work, but the floppy does. However, I don't have
> a
> > > > floppy. There's no way for me to save your indicated downloads to
> media
> > > > that
> > > > can be read by the PC.
> > > >
> > > > I will report back.
> > > >
> > > > Meanwhile, I am left with my original post: Is there any way to
> repair ME
> > > > short of a fresh install?
> > > >
> > > > Again, many thanks.
> > > >
> > > > Al Bowman
> > > >
> > > > Noel Paton wrote
> > > >
> > > >> OK -one step at a time
> > > >>
> > > >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> > > >> Open Device Manager
> > > >> Remove ALL CD-ROM devices
> > > >> Remove ALL error-flagged devices
> > > >> Remove ALL devices in the 'Other Devices' branch, if present
> > > >>
> > > >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall devices required (if
> it
> > > >> boots
> > > >> at all!<g>)
> > > >>
> > > >> AOL can't work in Safe mode, because both DUN and networking are
> inactive
> > > >> in
> > > >> Safe Mode.
> > > >>
> > > >> If the error is 'Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>' then
> > > >>
> > > >> You may have a virus/spyware hijack
> > > >>
> > > >> download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that
> A-V-disabling
> > > >> viruses are not present on your PC
> > > >> http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.e...
> > > >>
> > > >> - update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.
> > > >>
> > > >> Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
> > > >> CoolWebSearch hijacker.
> > > >> http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
> > > >>
> > > >> Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
> > > >> http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip
> > > >> http://www.merijn.org/files/CWShredder.exe
> > > >> http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.e...
> > > >> http://www.zerosrealm.com/downloads/CWShredder.zip
> > > >>
> > > >> download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com,
> install,
> > > >> update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties
> from
> > > >> your system.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >>
> > > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >>
> > > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
> > > >>
> > > >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> > > >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > > >> wrote in message
> > > >> news:5BFDDCC6-0201-47B8-B5C8-D292419BFF30@microsoft.com...
> > > >> > Thanks for your reply.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Windows Explorer is causing an error on start-up that prevents
> > > >> > completion
> > > >> > of
> > > >> > the boot. An error window pops up stating this. I click on OK and
> the
> > > >> > window closes only to pop up again and again. I can't access AOL
> so I
> > > >> > have
> > > >> > to request help from my home PC which runs XP. Thats why I don't
> have
> > > >> > full
> > > >> > details on hand. On monday I will go through the boot and copy the
> > > >> > details
> > > >> > if this matters.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > It will boot in Safe Mode, but AOL doesn't work. I checked with
> AOL
> > > >> > about
> > > >> > this.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > A second problem is that System Restore doesn't set restore points
> > > >> > automatically or allow me to go back before the current month to
> look
> > > >> > for
> > > >> > restore points. But wait....there's more.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > The CD ROM drive is unusable. I'm thinking about getting a cheap
> drive
> > > >> > with
> > > >> > my own money. (This is a very old government-owned PC. I have
> been
> > > >> > waiting
> > > >> > for a replacement for over 10 months.) Before I spend money on
> this
> > > >> > PC, I
> > > >> > am
> > > >> > looking for options, hence my post.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > I maintain another very old government PC that has troubles of its
> own,
> > > >> > thus
> > > >> > my Display Name.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
> > > >> >
> > > >> >> ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an
> > > >> >> action
> > > >> >> to
> > > >> >> take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
> > > >> >> what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you
> seeing?
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> --
> > > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> to
> > > >> >> NG's
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> > > >> >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > > >> >> wrote in message
> > > >> >> news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
> > > >> >> > When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was
> possible to
> > > >> >> > repair
> > > >> >> > damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
> > > >> >> > installation.
> > > >> >> > Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not
> have
> > > >> >> > room
> > > >> >> > on
> > > >> >> > my
> > > >> >> > hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
> > > >> >> > installation
> > > >> >> > CD.
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 12:35:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Thanks for your interest and help. This thread is becoming cumbersome.
Please see my new post: Repairing ME Part 2

"Noel Paton" wrote:

> www.bootdisk.com
> download the diskmaker for the OEM Win ME disk, run the program to create
> the floppy on your home machine (or any other machine) and take it to work
> with you
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message news:ABBAB998-829B-4F05-96FC-37DDB077152F@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you very much for the instructions. You stimulated my thought
> > processes. I will follow these instructions on monday. The problem PC's
> > CD-ROM drive doesn't work, but the floppy does. However, I don't have a
> > floppy. There's no way for me to save your indicated downloads to media
> > that
> > can be read by the PC.
> >
> > I will report back.
> >
> > Meanwhile, I am left with my original post: Is there any way to repair ME
> > short of a fresh install?
> >
> > Again, many thanks.
> >
> > Al Bowman
> >
> > Noel Paton wrote
> >
> >> OK -one step at a time
> >>
> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> Open Device Manager
> >> Remove ALL CD-ROM devices
> >> Remove ALL error-flagged devices
> >> Remove ALL devices in the 'Other Devices' branch, if present
> >>
> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall devices required (if it
> >> boots
> >> at all!<g>)
> >>
> >> AOL can't work in Safe mode, because both DUN and networking are inactive
> >> in
> >> Safe Mode.
> >>
> >> If the error is 'Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>' then
> >>
> >> You may have a virus/spyware hijack
> >>
> >> download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that A-V-disabling
> >> viruses are not present on your PC
> >> http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.e...
> >>
> >> - update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.
> >>
> >> Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
> >> CoolWebSearch hijacker.
> >> http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
> >>
> >> Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
> >> http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip
> >> http://www.merijn.org/files/CWShredder.exe
> >> http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.e...
> >> http://www.zerosrealm.com/downloads/CWShredder.zip
> >>
> >> download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com, install,
> >> update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties from
> >> your system.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
> >>
> >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> >> wrote in message
> >> news:5BFDDCC6-0201-47B8-B5C8-D292419BFF30@microsoft.com...
> >> > Thanks for your reply.
> >> >
> >> > Windows Explorer is causing an error on start-up that prevents
> >> > completion
> >> > of
> >> > the boot. An error window pops up stating this. I click on OK and the
> >> > window closes only to pop up again and again. I can't access AOL so I
> >> > have
> >> > to request help from my home PC which runs XP. Thats why I don't have
> >> > full
> >> > details on hand. On monday I will go through the boot and copy the
> >> > details
> >> > if this matters.
> >> >
> >> > It will boot in Safe Mode, but AOL doesn't work. I checked with AOL
> >> > about
> >> > this.
> >> >
> >> > A second problem is that System Restore doesn't set restore points
> >> > automatically or allow me to go back before the current month to look
> >> > for
> >> > restore points. But wait....there's more.
> >> >
> >> > The CD ROM drive is unusable. I'm thinking about getting a cheap drive
> >> > with
> >> > my own money. (This is a very old government-owned PC. I have been
> >> > waiting
> >> > for a replacement for over 10 months.) Before I spend money on this
> >> > PC, I
> >> > am
> >> > looking for options, hence my post.
> >> >
> >> > I maintain another very old government PC that has troubles of its own,
> >> > thus
> >> > my Display Name.
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> ME is pretty good a protecting itself, and reinstalling is not an
> >> >> action
> >> >> to
> >> >> take lightly - try fixing the problems first!
> >> >> what are you experiencing? what EXACT error messages are you seeing?
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> >> >> NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "Sleepless in New Jersey"
> >> >> <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
> >> >> wrote in message
> >> >> news:8F3314CC-DD01-4715-8CEB-89D6183CAA08@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > When earlier versions of Windows became corrupted it was possible to
> >> >> > repair
> >> >> > damaged files or to make an installation on top of the existing
> >> >> > installation.
> >> >> > Are one or both of these options available for ME? I do not have
> >> >> > room
> >> >> > on
> >> >> > my
> >> >> > hard drive to make a fresh installation. I have an ME Upgrade
> >> >> > installation
> >> >> > CD.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 12:00:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Ten four.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Sleepless in New Jersey" <SleeplessinNewJersey@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:0DC0ABAE-7A93-4066-B2BF-865E0E0408F3@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for your interest Jack. This thread is becoming cumbersome.
Please
> see my new post: Repairing ME Part 2
>
> "Jack E Martinelli" wrote:
>
> > Stay with us, Sleepless, and I'm sure Noel and the rest of us can get
you
> > going well again.
> > Run the McAfee Stinger and all the anti-spyware tools ASAP so we can
proceed
> > witthout those issues handicapping your efforts.
> > Don't be shy about asking for instructions.
> >
> > Back to you, Noel.
> > --
> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >

<SNIP>
!