Error Loading OS

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

Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell Dimension
4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a problem
with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."

I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during the
preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run scandisk,
I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg AVG, ZA,
Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete virus
scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were found.
I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan frequently with
both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.

When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the error
message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing drivers,
bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."

Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I get the
error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using the
Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the program
freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.

I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the technician
was unable to help me. She said that she would have another technician call
me back if they could determine what the problem was.

Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be most
appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(

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

    From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is physically
    failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and difficult
    problem.

    Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and running
    scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first completes and
    then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test software
    from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.

    Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new HD so
    low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive before
    it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as a test.

    Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the evaluation
    copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests should
    tell you if the drive is failing.

    And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my recent
    experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just a
    memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her company's
    success.

    So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
    --
    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/default.aspx
    Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    ------
    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell Dimension
    > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a
    problem
    > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
    > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
    > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    >
    > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during the
    > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
    scandisk,
    > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg AVG, ZA,
    > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete virus
    > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were
    found.
    > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan frequently
    with
    > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
    >
    > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the error
    > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing drivers,
    > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    >
    > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I get the
    > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using the
    > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the program
    > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
    >
    > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
    technician
    > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another technician
    call
    > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    >
    > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be most
    > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
    >
    > Herman
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Jack--

    Thanks for your prompt response.

    When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message "WinME
    has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition." Scandisk
    found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't seem
    to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax Advanced
    Test is in progress.

    I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
    restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the problem,
    however.

    I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before the
    Dell technician even answered the phone.

    I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has finished.

    Thanks again.

    Herman


    "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
    news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is physically
    > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and difficult
    > problem.
    >
    > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and running
    > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first completes
    and
    > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
    software
    > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    >
    > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new HD
    so
    > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive before
    > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as a
    test.
    >
    > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the evaluation
    > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests should
    > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >
    > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
    recent
    > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just a
    > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
    company's
    > success.
    >
    > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
    > --
    > 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/default.aspx
    > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > ------
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell Dimension
    > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a
    > problem
    > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may
    be
    > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
    > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >
    > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during the
    > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
    > scandisk,
    > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg AVG,
    ZA,
    > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete virus
    > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were
    > found.
    > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan frequently
    > with
    > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
    > >
    > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the error
    > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
    drivers,
    > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    > >
    > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I get
    the
    > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using the
    > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
    program
    > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
    > >
    > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
    > technician
    > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another technician
    > call
    > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    > >
    > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be most
    > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
    > >
    > > Herman
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Jack--

    Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is certified
    error-free." Any further ideas?

    HB


    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Jack--
    >
    > Thanks for your prompt response.
    >
    > When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message
    "WinME
    > has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition." Scandisk
    > found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't seem
    > to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
    Advanced
    > Test is in progress.
    >
    > I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
    > restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
    problem,
    > however.
    >
    > I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before the
    > Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >
    > I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has finished.
    >
    > Thanks again.
    >
    > Herman
    >
    >
    > "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
    > news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
    physically
    > > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
    difficult
    > > problem.
    > >
    > > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and running
    > > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first completes
    > and
    > > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
    > software
    > > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    > >
    > > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new HD
    > so
    > > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive
    before
    > > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as a
    > test.
    > >
    > > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the evaluation
    > > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests
    should
    > > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >
    > > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
    > recent
    > > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just a
    > > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
    > company's
    > > success.
    > >
    > > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
    > > --
    > > 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/default.aspx
    > > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > > ------
    > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
    Dimension
    > > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a
    > > problem
    > > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
    may
    > be
    > > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
    VxD
    > > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    > > >
    > > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during the
    > > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
    > > scandisk,
    > > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg AVG,
    > ZA,
    > > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete
    virus
    > > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were
    > > found.
    > > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan frequently
    > > with
    > > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
    > > >
    > > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the
    error
    > > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
    > drivers,
    > > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    > > >
    > > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I get
    > the
    > > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using
    the
    > > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
    > program
    > > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
    > > >
    > > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
    > > technician
    > > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
    technician
    > > call
    > > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    > > >
    > > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be
    most
    > > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
    > > >
    > > > Herman
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need to
    read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with GoBack
    installed.
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776

    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Jack--
    >
    > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is certified
    > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >
    > HB
    >
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> Jack--
    >>
    >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >>
    >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message
    > "WinME
    >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
    >> Scandisk
    >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't
    >> seem
    >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
    > Advanced
    >> Test is in progress.
    >>
    >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
    >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
    > problem,
    >> however.
    >>
    >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before the
    >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >>
    >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has finished.
    >>
    >> Thanks again.
    >>
    >> Herman
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
    > physically
    >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
    > difficult
    >> > problem.
    >> >
    >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and running
    >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
    >> > completes
    >> and
    >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
    >> software
    >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    >> >
    >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new
    >> > HD
    >> so
    >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive
    > before
    >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as a
    >> test.
    >> >
    >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
    >> > evaluation
    >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests
    > should
    >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >
    >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
    >> recent
    >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just a
    >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
    >> company's
    >> > success.
    >> >
    >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
    >> > --
    >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> > ------
    >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
    > Dimension
    >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a
    >> > problem
    >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
    > may
    >> be
    >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
    > VxD
    >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    >> > >
    >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during
    >> > > the
    >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
    >> > scandisk,
    >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg
    >> > > AVG,
    >> ZA,
    >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete
    > virus
    >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were
    >> > found.
    >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
    >> > > frequently
    >> > with
    >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
    >> > >
    >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the
    > error
    >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
    >> drivers,
    >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    >> > >
    >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I
    >> > > get
    >> the
    >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using
    > the
    >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
    >> program
    >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
    >> > >
    >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
    >> > technician
    >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
    > technician
    >> > call
    >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    >> > >
    >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be
    > most
    >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
    >> > >
    >> > > Herman
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Noel--

    I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec website, but I
    still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found no
    errors on my C drive.

    Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to buy time
    to troubleshoot the old one?

    Any further ideas? Thanks!

    Herman


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need to
    > read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with GoBack
    > installed.
    >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Jack--
    > >
    > > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
    certified
    > > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >
    > > HB
    > >
    > >
    > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> Jack--
    > >>
    > >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >>
    > >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message
    > > "WinME
    > >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
    > >> Scandisk
    > >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't
    > >> seem
    > >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
    > > Advanced
    > >> Test is in progress.
    > >>
    > >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
    > >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
    > > problem,
    > >> however.
    > >>
    > >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before
    the
    > >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >>
    > >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
    finished.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks again.
    > >>
    > >> Herman
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
    > >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
    > > physically
    > >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
    > > difficult
    > >> > problem.
    > >> >
    > >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
    running
    > >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
    > >> > completes
    > >> and
    > >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
    > >> software
    > >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    > >> >
    > >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new
    > >> > HD
    > >> so
    > >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive
    > > before
    > >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as
    a
    > >> test.
    > >> >
    > >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
    > >> > evaluation
    > >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests
    > > should
    > >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >
    > >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
    > >> recent
    > >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just
    a
    > >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
    > >> company's
    > >> > success.
    > >> >
    > >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
    > >> > --
    > >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> > ------
    > >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
    > > Dimension
    > >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is
    a
    > >> > problem
    > >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
    > > may
    > >> be
    > >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
    > > VxD
    > >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >> > >
    > >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during
    > >> > > the
    > >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
    > >> > scandisk,
    > >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg
    > >> > > AVG,
    > >> ZA,
    > >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete
    > > virus
    > >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses
    were
    > >> > found.
    > >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
    > >> > > frequently
    > >> > with
    > >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the
    > > error
    > >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
    > >> drivers,
    > >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    > >> > >
    > >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I
    > >> > > get
    > >> the
    > >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using
    > > the
    > >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
    > >> program
    > >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
    > >> > technician
    > >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
    > > technician
    > >> > call
    > >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be
    > > most
    > >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
    > >> > >
    > >> > > Herman
    > >> > >
    > >> > >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when you
    boot to Windows?

    From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?


    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Noel--
    >
    > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec website, but
    > I
    > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found no
    > errors on my C drive.
    >
    > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to buy
    > time
    > to troubleshoot the old one?
    >
    > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    >
    > Herman
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need to
    >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with
    >> GoBack
    >> installed.
    >>
    > http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    >>
    >> --
    >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >>
    >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >>
    >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >>
    >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > Jack--
    >> >
    >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
    > certified
    >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >> >
    >> > HB
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> Jack--
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >> >>
    >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message
    >> > "WinME
    >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
    >> >> Scandisk
    >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't
    >> >> seem
    >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
    >> > Advanced
    >> >> Test is in progress.
    >> >>
    >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
    >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
    >> > problem,
    >> >> however.
    >> >>
    >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before
    > the
    >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >> >>
    >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
    > finished.
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks again.
    >> >>
    >> >> Herman
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
    >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
    >> > physically
    >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
    >> > difficult
    >> >> > problem.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
    > running
    >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
    >> >> > completes
    >> >> and
    >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
    >> >> software
    >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a
    >> >> > new
    >> >> > HD
    >> >> so
    >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive
    >> > before
    >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as
    > a
    >> >> test.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
    >> >> > evaluation
    >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests
    >> > should
    >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
    >> >> recent
    >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is
    >> >> > just
    > a
    >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
    >> >> company's
    >> >> > success.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> >> > ------
    >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
    >> > Dimension
    >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is
    > a
    >> >> > problem
    >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly.
    >> >> > > You
    >> > may
    >> >> be
    >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
    >> > VxD
    >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during
    >> >> > > the
    >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
    >> >> > scandisk,
    >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg
    >> >> > > AVG,
    >> >> ZA,
    >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete
    >> > virus
    >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses
    > were
    >> >> > found.
    >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
    >> >> > > frequently
    >> >> > with
    >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each
    >> >> > > scan.
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the
    >> > error
    >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
    >> >> drivers,
    >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I
    >> >> > > get
    >> >> the
    >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME
    >> >> > > using
    >> > the
    >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
    >> >> program
    >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
    >> >> > technician
    >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
    >> > technician
    >> >> > call
    >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be
    >> > most
    >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > Herman
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Noel--

    Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk runs
    without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no text.

    FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.

    Thanks again!

    HB

    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when you
    > boot to Windows?
    >
    > From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Noel--
    > >
    > > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec website,
    but
    > > I
    > > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found no
    > > errors on my C drive.
    > >
    > > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to buy
    > > time
    > > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >
    > > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >
    > > Herman
    > >
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need
    to
    > >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with
    > >> GoBack
    > >> installed.
    > >>
    > >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >>
    > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >>
    > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    NG's
    > >>
    > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > Jack--
    > >> >
    > >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
    > > certified
    > >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> >
    > >> > HB
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> Jack--
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
    message
    > >> > "WinME
    > >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
    > >> >> Scandisk
    > >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
    didn't
    > >> >> seem
    > >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
    > >> > Advanced
    > >> >> Test is in progress.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
    > >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
    > >> > problem,
    > >> >> however.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
    before
    > > the
    > >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
    > > finished.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Thanks again.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Herman
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
    message
    > >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
    > >> > physically
    > >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
    > >> > difficult
    > >> >> > problem.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
    > > running
    > >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
    > >> >> > completes
    > >> >> and
    > >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk
    test
    > >> >> software
    > >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a
    > >> >> > new
    > >> >> > HD
    > >> >> so
    > >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new
    drive
    > >> > before
    > >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive
    as
    > > a
    > >> >> test.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
    > >> >> > evaluation
    > >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen
    tests
    > >> > should
    > >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in
    my
    > >> >> recent
    > >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is
    > >> >> > just
    > > a
    > >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
    > >> >> company's
    > >> >> > success.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this
    ng.
    > >> >> > --
    > >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> >> > ------
    > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
    > >> > Dimension
    > >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There
    is
    > > a
    > >> >> > problem
    > >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly.
    > >> >> > > You
    > >> > may
    > >> >> be
    > >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
    Windows.
    > >> > VxD
    > >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points
    during
    > >> >> > > the
    > >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to
    run
    > >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode,
    eg
    > >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> >> ZA,
    > >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
    complete
    > >> > virus
    > >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses
    > > were
    > >> >> > found.
    > >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
    > >> >> > > frequently
    > >> >> > with
    > >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each
    > >> >> > > scan.
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received
    the
    > >> > error
    > >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
    > >> >> drivers,
    > >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode;
    I
    > >> >> > > get
    > >> >> the
    > >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME
    > >> >> > > using
    > >> > the
    > >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD,
    the
    > >> >> program
    > >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone,
    the
    > >> >> > technician
    > >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
    > >> > technician
    > >> >> > call
    > >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would
    be
    > >> > most
    > >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > Herman
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!

    Try booting from a floppy
    at the A:\> prompt type

    SCANREG /FIX

    and hit [return]
    wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to Windows - what
    happens now?


    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Noel--
    >
    > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk runs
    > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no text.
    >
    > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.
    >
    > Thanks again!
    >
    > HB
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when you
    >> boot to Windows?
    >>
    >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >>
    >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >>
    >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >>
    >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > Noel--
    >> >
    >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec website,
    > but
    >> > I
    >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found no
    >> > errors on my C drive.
    >> >
    >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to buy
    >> > time
    >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    >> >
    >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    >> >
    >> > Herman
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need
    > to
    >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with
    >> >> GoBack
    >> >> installed.
    >> >>
    >> >
    > http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> 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
    >> >>
    >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > Jack--
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
    >> > certified
    >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > HB
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> Jack--
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
    > message
    >> >> > "WinME
    >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
    >> >> >> Scandisk
    >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
    > didn't
    >> >> >> seem
    >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
    >> >> > Advanced
    >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
    >> >> >> morning;
    >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
    >> >> > problem,
    >> >> >> however.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
    > before
    >> > the
    >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
    >> > finished.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Thanks again.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Herman
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
    > message
    >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
    >> >> > physically
    >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
    >> >> > difficult
    >> >> >> > problem.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
    >> > running
    >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
    >> >> >> > completes
    >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk
    > test
    >> >> >> software
    >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a
    >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> > HD
    >> >> >> so
    >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new
    > drive
    >> >> > before
    >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive
    > as
    >> > a
    >> >> >> test.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
    >> >> >> > evaluation
    >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen
    > tests
    >> >> > should
    >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in
    > my
    >> >> >> recent
    >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is
    >> >> >> > just
    >> > a
    >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
    >> >> >> company's
    >> >> >> > success.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this
    > ng.
    >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> >> >> > ------
    >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
    >> >> > Dimension
    >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There
    > is
    >> > a
    >> >> >> > problem
    >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly.
    >> >> >> > > You
    >> >> > may
    >> >> >> be
    >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
    > Windows.
    >> >> > VxD
    >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points
    > during
    >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to
    > run
    >> >> >> > scandisk,
    >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode,
    > eg
    >> >> >> > > AVG,
    >> >> >> ZA,
    >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
    > complete
    >> >> > virus
    >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
    >> >> >> > > viruses
    >> > were
    >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
    >> >> >> > > frequently
    >> >> >> > with
    >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each
    >> >> >> > > scan.
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received
    > the
    >> >> > error
    >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
    >> >> >> > > missing
    >> >> >> drivers,
    >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe
    >> >> >> > > mode;
    > I
    >> >> >> > > get
    >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME
    >> >> >> > > using
    >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD,
    > the
    >> >> >> program
    >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone,
    > the
    >> >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
    >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> > call
    >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would
    > be
    >> >> > most
    >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > Herman
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly; start
    hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and get
    error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop display
    settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is 640 X
    480, and can't be changed.


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    >
    > Try booting from a floppy
    > at the A:\> prompt type
    >
    > SCANREG /FIX
    >
    > and hit [return]
    > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to Windows -
    what
    > happens now?
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Noel--
    > >
    > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk runs
    > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no
    text.
    > >
    > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.
    > >
    > > Thanks again!
    > >
    > > HB
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when
    you
    > >> boot to Windows?
    > >>
    > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >>
    > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >>
    > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    NG's
    > >>
    > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > Noel--
    > >> >
    > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
    website,
    > > but
    > >> > I
    > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found
    no
    > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > >> >
    > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to
    buy
    > >> > time
    > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >> >
    > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >> >
    > >> > Herman
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you
    need
    > > to
    > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with
    > >> >> GoBack
    > >> >> installed.
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> 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
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > Jack--
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
    > >> > certified
    > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > HB
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> Jack--
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
    > > message
    > >> >> > "WinME
    > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
    > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
    > > didn't
    > >> >> >> seem
    > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
    PowerMax
    > >> >> > Advanced
    > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
    > >> >> >> morning;
    > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix
    the
    > >> >> > problem,
    > >> >> >> however.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
    > > before
    > >> > the
    > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
    > >> > finished.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Herman
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
    > > message
    > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
    > >> >> > physically
    > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
    > >> >> > difficult
    > >> >> >> > problem.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
    > >> > running
    > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
    > >> >> >> > completes
    > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk
    > > test
    > >> >> >> software
    > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of
    a
    > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> so
    > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new
    > > drive
    > >> >> > before
    > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable
    drive
    > > as
    > >> > a
    > >> >> >> test.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
    > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen
    > > tests
    > >> >> > should
    > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better
    in
    > > my
    > >> >> >> recent
    > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies
    is
    > >> >> >> > just
    > >> > a
    > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to
    her
    > >> >> >> company's
    > >> >> >> > success.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this
    > > ng.
    > >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> >> >> > ------
    > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my
    Dell
    > >> >> > Dimension
    > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
    "There
    > > is
    > >> > a
    > >> >> >> > problem
    > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
    correctly.
    > >> >> >> > > You
    > >> >> > may
    > >> >> >> be
    > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
    > > Windows.
    > >> >> > VxD
    > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points
    > > during
    > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode
    to
    > > run
    > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe
    mode,
    > > eg
    > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> >> >> ZA,
    > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
    > > complete
    > >> >> > virus
    > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
    > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > >> > were
    > >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
    > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each
    > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received
    > > the
    > >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
    > >> >> >> > > missing
    > >> >> >> drivers,
    > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe
    > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > > I
    > >> >> >> > > get
    > >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME
    > >> >> >> > > using
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD,
    > > the
    > >> >> >> program
    > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    reinstallation.
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone,
    > > the
    > >> >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
    > >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> > call
    > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas
    would
    > > be
    > >> >> > most
    > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer.
    :-(
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh doesn't
    help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.


    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly;
    start
    > hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and get
    > error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop display
    > settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is 640 X
    > 480, and can't be changed.
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > >
    > > Try booting from a floppy
    > > at the A:\> prompt type
    > >
    > > SCANREG /FIX
    > >
    > > and hit [return]
    > > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to Windows -
    > what
    > > happens now?
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >
    > > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >
    > > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    NG's
    > >
    > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > Noel--
    > > >
    > > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk
    runs
    > > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no
    > text.
    > > >
    > > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks again!
    > > >
    > > > HB
    > > >
    > > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when
    > you
    > > >> boot to Windows?
    > > >>
    > > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >> 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
    > > >>
    > > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> > Noel--
    > > >> >
    > > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
    > website,
    > > > but
    > > >> > I
    > > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax
    found
    > no
    > > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to
    > buy
    > > >> > time
    > > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > > >> >
    > > >> > Herman
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you
    > need
    > > > to
    > > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS
    with
    > > >> >> GoBack
    > > >> >> installed.
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >
    > > >
    >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> --
    > > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    to
    > > > NG's
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> > Jack--
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
    > > >> > certified
    > > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > HB
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> Jack--
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
    > > > message
    > > >> >> > "WinME
    > > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
    partition."
    > > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
    > > > didn't
    > > >> >> >> seem
    > > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
    > PowerMax
    > > >> >> > Advanced
    > > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
    > > >> >> >> morning;
    > > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix
    > the
    > > >> >> > problem,
    > > >> >> >> however.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
    > > > before
    > > >> > the
    > > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
    > > >> > finished.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> Herman
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
    > > > message
    > > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD
    is
    > > >> >> > physically
    > > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating
    and
    > > >> >> > difficult
    > > >> >> >> > problem.
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk,
    and
    > > >> > running
    > > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or
    first
    > > >> >> >> > completes
    > > >> >> >> and
    > > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a
    disk
    > > > test
    > > >> >> >> software
    > > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost
    of
    > a
    > > >> >> >> > new
    > > >> >> >> > HD
    > > >> >> >> so
    > > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new
    > > > drive
    > > >> >> > before
    > > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable
    > drive
    > > > as
    > > >> > a
    > > >> >> >> test.
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
    > > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen
    > > > tests
    > > >> >> > should
    > > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
    better
    > in
    > > > my
    > > >> >> >> recent
    > > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies
    > is
    > > >> >> >> > just
    > > >> > a
    > > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to
    > her
    > > >> >> >> company's
    > > >> >> >> > success.
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find,
    this
    > > > ng.
    > > >> >> >> > --
    > > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > > >> >> >> > ------
    > > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my
    > Dell
    > > >> >> > Dimension
    > > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
    > "There
    > > > is
    > > >> > a
    > > >> >> >> > problem
    > > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
    > correctly.
    > > >> >> >> > > You
    > > >> >> > may
    > > >> >> >> be
    > > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
    > > > Windows.
    > > >> >> > VxD
    > > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    > > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points
    > > > during
    > > >> >> >> > > the
    > > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode
    > to
    > > > run
    > > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe
    > mode,
    > > > eg
    > > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > > >> >> >> ZA,
    > > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
    > > > complete
    > > >> >> > virus
    > > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
    > > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > > >> > were
    > > >> >> >> > found.
    > > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
    > > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > > >> >> >> > with
    > > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before
    each
    > > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
    received
    > > > the
    > > >> >> > error
    > > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
    > > >> >> >> > > missing
    > > >> >> >> drivers,
    > > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    > > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe
    > > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > > > I
    > > >> >> >> > > get
    > > >> >> >> the
    > > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall
    WinME
    > > >> >> >> > > using
    > > >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the
    CD,
    > > > the
    > > >> >> >> program
    > > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    > reinstallation.
    > > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the
    phone,
    > > > the
    > > >> >> >> > technician
    > > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
    another
    > > >> >> > technician
    > > >> >> >> > call
    > > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    > > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas
    > would
    > > > be
    > > >> >> > most
    > > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer.
    > :-(
    > > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Reboot to Safe Mode
    Open Device Manager there
    See what it reports
    Reboot to Safe Mode
    Open Device Manager
    Remove ALL Display Adapters
    Remove ALL Monitors
    Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
    hopefully curing your problem.


    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh doesn't
    > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    >
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly;
    > start
    >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and get
    >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
    >> display
    >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is 640 X
    >> 480, and can't be changed.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    >> >
    >> > Try booting from a floppy
    >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    >> >
    >> > SCANREG /FIX
    >> >
    >> > and hit [return]
    >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to Windows -
    >> what
    >> > happens now?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > 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
    >> >
    >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > > Noel--
    >> > >
    >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk
    > runs
    >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no
    >> text.
    >> > >
    >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.
    >> > >
    >> > > Thanks again!
    >> > >
    >> > > HB
    >> > >
    >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when
    >> you
    >> > >> boot to Windows?
    >> > >>
    >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >> --
    >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> > >>
    >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> > >>
    >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    >> NG's
    >> > >>
    >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > >> > Noel--
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
    >> website,
    >> > > but
    >> > >> > I
    >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax
    > found
    >> no
    >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive
    >> > >> > to
    >> buy
    >> > >> > time
    >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > Herman
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you
    >> need
    >> > > to
    >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS
    > with
    >> > >> >> GoBack
    >> > >> >> installed.
    >> > >> >>
    >> > >> >
    >> > >
    >>
    > http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    >> > >> >>
    >> > >> >> --
    >> > >> >> 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
    >> > >> >>
    >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > >> >> > Jack--
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive
    >> > >> >> > is
    >> > >> > certified
    >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > HB
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
    >> > > message
    >> > >> >> > "WinME
    >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
    > partition."
    >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
    >> > > didn't
    >> > >> >> >> seem
    >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
    >> PowerMax
    >> > >> >> > Advanced
    >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
    >> > >> >> >> morning;
    >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix
    >> the
    >> > >> >> > problem,
    >> > >> >> >> however.
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
    >> > > before
    >> > >> > the
    >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it
    >> > >> >> >> has
    >> > >> > finished.
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >> Herman
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
    >> > > message
    >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD
    > is
    >> > >> >> > physically
    >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating
    > and
    >> > >> >> > difficult
    >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    >> > >> >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk,
    > and
    >> > >> > running
    >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or
    > first
    >> > >> >> >> > completes
    >> > >> >> >> and
    >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a
    > disk
    >> > > test
    >> > >> >> >> software
    >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    >> > >> >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost
    > of
    >> a
    >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> > >> >> >> > HD
    >> > >> >> >> so
    >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a
    >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> > > drive
    >> > >> >> > before
    >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable
    >> drive
    >> > > as
    >> > >> > a
    >> > >> >> >> test.
    >> > >> >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run
    >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half
    >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    >> > > tests
    >> > >> >> > should
    >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> > >> >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
    > better
    >> in
    >> > > my
    >> > >> >> >> recent
    >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
    >> > >> >> >> > companies
    >> is
    >> > >> >> >> > just
    >> > >> > a
    >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important
    >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> her
    >> > >> >> >> company's
    >> > >> >> >> > success.
    >> > >> >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find,
    > this
    >> > > ng.
    >> > >> >> >> > --
    >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> > >> >> >> > ------
    >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my
    >> Dell
    >> > >> >> > Dimension
    >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
    >> "There
    >> > > is
    >> > >> > a
    >> > >> >> >> > problem
    >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
    >> correctly.
    >> > >> >> >> > > You
    >> > >> >> > may
    >> > >> >> >> be
    >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
    >> > > Windows.
    >> > >> >> > VxD
    >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
    >> > >> >> >> > > points
    >> > > during
    >> > >> >> >> > > the
    >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe
    >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    >> to
    >> > > run
    >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe
    >> mode,
    >> > > eg
    >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
    >> > > complete
    >> > >> >> > virus
    >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
    >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    >> > >> > were
    >> > >> >> >> > found.
    >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and
    >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    >> > >> >> >> > with
    >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before
    > each
    >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
    > received
    >> > > the
    >> > >> >> > error
    >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
    >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe
    >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    >> > > I
    >> > >> >> >> > > get
    >> > >> >> >> the
    >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall
    > WinME
    >> > >> >> >> > > using
    >> > >> >> > the
    >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the
    > CD,
    >> > > the
    >> > >> >> >> program
    >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    >> reinstallation.
    >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the
    > phone,
    >> > > the
    >> > >> >> >> > technician
    >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
    > another
    >> > >> >> > technician
    >> > >> >> >> > call
    >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas
    >> would
    >> > > be
    >> > >> >> > most
    >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer.
    >> :-(
    >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> > >> >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >>
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >>
    >> > >> >>
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty except
    for Computer at the top. :-(


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Reboot to Safe Mode
    > Open Device Manager there
    > See what it reports
    > Reboot to Safe Mode
    > Open Device Manager
    > Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > Remove ALL Monitors
    > Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    > Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
    > hopefully curing your problem.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >
    > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >
    > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh doesn't
    > > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly;
    > > start
    > >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and
    get
    > >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
    > >> display
    > >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is 640
    X
    > >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > >> >
    > >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > >> >
    > >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > >> >
    > >> > and hit [return]
    > >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
    Windows -
    > >> what
    > >> > happens now?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >
    > >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >
    > >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    > > NG's
    > >> >
    > >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > > Noel--
    > >> > >
    > >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk
    > > runs
    > >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no
    > >> text.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage
    100%.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > Thanks again!
    > >> > >
    > >> > > HB
    > >> > >
    > >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message
    when
    > >> you
    > >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >> --
    > >> > >> 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
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > >> > Noel--
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
    > >> website,
    > >> > > but
    > >> > >> > I
    > >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax
    > > found
    > >> no
    > >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive
    > >> > >> > to
    > >> buy
    > >> > >> > time
    > >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >> > Herman
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack -
    you
    > >> need
    > >> > > to
    > >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS
    > > with
    > >> > >> >> GoBack
    > >> > >> >> installed.
    > >> > >> >>
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >
    > >>
    > >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > >> > >> >>
    > >> > >> >> --
    > >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> > >> >>
    > >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> > >> >>
    > >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    messages
    > > to
    > >> > > NG's
    > >> > >> >>
    > >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > >> > >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive
    > >> > >> >> > is
    > >> > >> > certified
    > >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> > >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> > HB
    > >> > >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the
    error
    > >> > > message
    > >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
    > > partition."
    > >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but
    it
    > >> > > didn't
    > >> > >> >> >> seem
    > >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
    > >> PowerMax
    > >> > >> >> > Advanced
    > >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
    > >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not
    fix
    > >> the
    > >> > >> >> > problem,
    > >> > >> >> >> however.
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on
    hold
    > >> > > before
    > >> > >> > the
    > >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it
    > >> > >> >> >> has
    > >> > >> > finished.
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote
    in
    > >> > > message
    > >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the
    HD
    > > is
    > >> > >> >> > physically
    > >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
    irritating
    > > and
    > >> > >> >> > difficult
    > >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
    bootdisk,
    > > and
    > >> > >> > running
    > >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or
    > > first
    > >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > >> > >> >> >> and
    > >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a
    > > disk
    > >> > > test
    > >> > >> >> >> software
    > >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    > >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the
    cost
    > > of
    > >> a
    > >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> > >> >> >> > HD
    > >> > >> >> >> so
    > >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a
    > >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> > > drive
    > >> > >> >> > before
    > >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
    bootable
    > >> drive
    > >> > > as
    > >> > >> > a
    > >> > >> >> >> test.
    > >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run
    > >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half
    > >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    > >> > > tests
    > >> > >> >> > should
    > >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
    > > better
    > >> in
    > >> > > my
    > >> > >> >> >> recent
    > >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
    > >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > >> is
    > >> > >> >> >> > just
    > >> > >> > a
    > >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important
    > >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> her
    > >> > >> >> >> company's
    > >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find,
    > > this
    > >> > > ng.
    > >> > >> >> >> > --
    > >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    message
    > >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6,
    my
    > >> Dell
    > >> > >> >> > Dimension
    > >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
    > >> "There
    > >> > > is
    > >> > >> > a
    > >> > >> >> >> > problem
    > >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
    > >> correctly.
    > >> > >> >> >> > > You
    > >> > >> >> > may
    > >> > >> >> >> be
    > >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
    reinstall
    > >> > > Windows.
    > >> > >> >> > VxD
    > >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
    > >> > >> >> >> > > points
    > >> > > during
    > >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe
    > >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > >> to
    > >> > > run
    > >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe
    > >> mode,
    > >> > > eg
    > >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed
    two
    > >> > > complete
    > >> > >> >> > virus
    > >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
    > >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > >> > >> > were
    > >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and
    > >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > >> > >> >> >> > with
    > >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before
    > > each
    > >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
    > > received
    > >> > > the
    > >> > >> >> > error
    > >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
    > >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    > >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or
    safe
    > >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > >> > > I
    > >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > >> > >> >> >> the
    > >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall
    > > WinME
    > >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > >> > >> >> > the
    > >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from
    the
    > > CD,
    > >> > > the
    > >> > >> >> >> program
    > >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    > >> reinstallation.
    > >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the
    > > phone,
    > >> > > the
    > >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
    > > another
    > >> > >> >> > technician
    > >> > >> >> >> > call
    > >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    > >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any
    ideas
    > >> would
    > >> > > be
    > >> > >> >> > most
    > >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
    computer.
    > >> :-(
    > >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >>
    > >> > >> >> >
    > >> > >> >> >
    > >> > >> >>
    > >> > >> >>
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >> >
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >
    > >> > >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Did you see a + next to it?
    if so, then click on that

    If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!


    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
    > except
    > for Computer at the top. :-(
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> Open Device Manager there
    >> See what it reports
    >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> Open Device Manager
    >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    >> Remove ALL Monitors
    >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
    >> hopefully curing your problem.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> 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
    >>
    >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh doesn't
    >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly;
    >> > start
    >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and
    > get
    >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
    >> >> display
    >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is
    >> >> 640
    > X
    >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    >> >> >
    >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    >> >> >
    >> >> > and hit [return]
    >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
    > Windows -
    >> >> what
    >> >> > happens now?
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > 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
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > > Noel--
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk
    >> > runs
    >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with
    >> >> > > no
    >> >> text.
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage
    > 100%.
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > Thanks again!
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > HB
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message
    > when
    >> >> you
    >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >> --
    >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    > to
    >> >> NG's
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > >> > Noel--
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
    >> >> website,
    >> >> > > but
    >> >> > >> > I
    >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax
    >> > found
    >> >> no
    >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new
    >> >> > >> > drive
    >> >> > >> > to
    >> >> buy
    >> >> > >> > time
    >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >> > Herman
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack -
    > you
    >> >> need
    >> >> > > to
    >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS
    >> > with
    >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    >> >> > >> >> installed.
    >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >
    >> >>
    >> >
    > http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> --
    >> >> > >> >> 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
    >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your
    >> >> > >> >> > drive
    >> >> > >> >> > is
    >> >> > >> > certified
    >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> > HB
    >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the
    > error
    >> >> > > message
    >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
    >> > partition."
    >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but
    > it
    >> >> > > didn't
    >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
    >> >> PowerMax
    >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
    >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not
    > fix
    >> >> the
    >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on
    > hold
    >> >> > > before
    >> >> > >> > the
    >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it
    >> >> > >> >> >> has
    >> >> > >> > finished.
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote
    > in
    >> >> > > message
    >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the
    > HD
    >> > is
    >> >> > >> >> > physically
    >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
    > irritating
    >> > and
    >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
    > bootdisk,
    >> > and
    >> >> > >> > running
    >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or
    >> > first
    >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    >> >> > >> >> >> and
    >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a
    >> > disk
    >> >> > > test
    >> >> > >> >> >> software
    >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
    >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the
    > cost
    >> > of
    >> >> a
    >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    >> >> > >> >> >> so
    >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a
    >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> > > drive
    >> >> > >> >> > before
    >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
    > bootable
    >> >> drive
    >> >> > > as
    >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run
    >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half
    >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    >> >> > > tests
    >> >> > >> >> > should
    >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
    >> > better
    >> >> in
    >> >> > > my
    >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
    >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    >> >> is
    >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
    >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> her
    >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to
    >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    >> > this
    >> >> > > ng.
    >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > message
    >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6,
    > my
    >> >> Dell
    >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
    >> >> "There
    >> >> > > is
    >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
    >> >> correctly.
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    >> >> > >> >> > may
    >> >> > >> >> >> be
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
    > reinstall
    >> >> > > Windows.
    >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
    >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    >> >> > > during
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    >> >> to
    >> >> > > run
    >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    >> >> mode,
    >> >> > > eg
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed
    > two
    >> >> > > complete
    >> >> > >> >> > virus
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    >> >> > >> > were
    >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    >> > each
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
    >> > received
    >> >> > > the
    >> >> > >> >> > error
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
    >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or
    > safe
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    >> >> > > I
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    >> >> > >> >> >> the
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall
    >> > WinME
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    >> >> > >> >> > the
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from
    > the
    >> > CD,
    >> >> > > the
    >> >> > >> >> >> program
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    >> >> reinstallation.
    >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the
    >> > phone,
    >> >> > > the
    >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
    >> > another
    >> >> > >> >> > technician
    >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any
    > ideas
    >> >> would
    >> >> > > be
    >> >> > >> >> > most
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
    > computer.
    >> >> :-(
    >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >> >
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Did you see a + next to it?
    > if so, then click on that
    >
    > If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
    > > except
    > > for Computer at the top. :-(
    > >
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> Open Device Manager there
    > >> See what it reports
    > >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> Open Device Manager
    > >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > >> Remove ALL Monitors
    > >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    > >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
    > >> hopefully curing your problem.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> 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
    > >>
    > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
    doesn't
    > >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
    properly;
    > >> > start
    > >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard
    and
    > > get
    > >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
    > >> >> display
    > >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is
    > >> >> 640
    > > X
    > >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > and hit [return]
    > >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
    > > Windows -
    > >> >> what
    > >> >> > happens now?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > --
    > >> >> > 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
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > > Noel--
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
    scandisk
    > >> > runs
    > >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with
    > >> >> > > no
    > >> >> text.
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage
    > > 100%.
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > Thanks again!
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > HB
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message
    > > when
    > >> >> you
    > >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >> --
    > >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    messages
    > > to
    > >> >> NG's
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > >> > Noel--
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
    > >> >> website,
    > >> >> > > but
    > >> >> > >> > I
    > >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
    PowerMax
    > >> > found
    > >> >> no
    > >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new
    > >> >> > >> > drive
    > >> >> > >> > to
    > >> >> buy
    > >> >> > >> > time
    > >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >> > Herman
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    message
    > >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack -
    > > you
    > >> >> need
    > >> >> > > to
    > >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to
    DOS
    > >> > with
    > >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    > >> >> > >> >> installed.
    > >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> --
    > >> >> > >> >> 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
    > >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your
    > >> >> > >> >> > drive
    > >> >> > >> >> > is
    > >> >> > >> > certified
    > >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> > HB
    > >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    message
    > >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the
    > > error
    > >> >> > > message
    > >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
    > >> > partition."
    > >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times,
    but
    > > it
    > >> >> > > didn't
    > >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    > >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
    Maxtor
    > >> >> PowerMax
    > >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    > >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am
    every
    > >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did
    not
    > > fix
    > >> >> the
    > >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    > >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on
    > > hold
    > >> >> > > before
    > >> >> > >> > the
    > >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when
    it
    > >> >> > >> >> >> has
    > >> >> > >> > finished.
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    wrote
    > > in
    > >> >> > > message
    > >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that
    the
    > > HD
    > >> > is
    > >> >> > >> >> > physically
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
    > > irritating
    > >> > and
    > >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
    > > bootdisk,
    > >> > and
    > >> >> > >> > running
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often,
    or
    > >> > first
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > >> >> > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain
    a
    > >> > disk
    > >> >> > > test
    > >> >> > >> >> >> software
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
    available.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the
    > > cost
    > >> > of
    > >> >> a
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> > >> >> >> so
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to
    a
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> > > drive
    > >> >> > >> >> > before
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
    > > bootable
    > >> >> drive
    > >> >> > > as
    > >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and
    run
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    > >> >> > > tests
    > >> >> > >> >> > should
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
    > >> > better
    > >> >> in
    > >> >> > > my
    > >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > >> >> is
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    > >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> her
    > >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    > >> > this
    > >> >> > > ng.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE
    6,
    > > my
    > >> >> Dell
    > >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
    message:
    > >> >> "There
    > >> >> > > is
    > >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
    > >> >> correctly.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    > >> >> > >> >> > may
    > >> >> > >> >> >> be
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
    > > reinstall
    > >> >> > > Windows.
    > >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
    800A."
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    > >> >> > > during
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into
    safe
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> > > run
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    > >> >> mode,
    > >> >> > > eg
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed
    > > two
    > >> >> > > complete
    > >> >> > >> >> > virus
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > >> >> > >> > were
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster
    and
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    > >> > each
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
    > >> > received
    > >> >> > > the
    > >> >> > >> >> > error
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured
    HD."
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or
    > > safe
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > >> >> > > I
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > >> >> > >> >> >> the
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
    reinstall
    > >> > WinME
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > >> >> > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from
    > > the
    > >> > CD,
    > >> >> > > the
    > >> >> > >> >> >> program
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    > >> >> reinstallation.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on
    the
    > >> > phone,
    > >> >> > > the
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
    > >> > another
    > >> >> > >> >> > technician
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any
    > > ideas
    > >> >> would
    > >> >> > > be
    > >> >> > >> >> > most
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
    > > computer.
    > >> >> :-(
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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    Urk!

    OK
    in Safe Mode....

    SCANREG /RESTORE

    See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then use
    it. If not then post back for instructions.

    (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for composition!! -
    see you in the morning!)


    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Did you see a + next to it?
    >> if so, then click on that
    >>
    >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >>
    >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >>
    >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >>
    >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
    >> > except
    >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> Open Device Manager there
    >> >> See what it reports
    >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> Open Device Manager
    >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
    >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >>
    >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >>
    >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    > NG's
    >> >>
    >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
    > doesn't
    >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
    > properly;
    >> >> > start
    >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard
    > and
    >> > get
    >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
    >> >> >> display
    >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is
    >> >> >> 640
    >> > X
    >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
    >> > Windows -
    >> >> >> what
    >> >> >> > happens now?
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    > to
    >> >> > NG's
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > > Noel--
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
    > scandisk
    >> >> > runs
    >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen
    >> >> >> > > with
    >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> >> text.
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage
    >> > 100%.
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > HB
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
    >> >> >> > >> message
    >> > when
    >> >> >> you
    >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> > >> --
    >> >> >> > >> 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
    >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
    >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    >> >> >> website,
    >> >> >> > > but
    >> >> >> > >> > I
    >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
    > PowerMax
    >> >> > found
    >> >> >> no
    >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new
    >> >> >> > >> > drive
    >> >> >> > >> > to
    >> >> >> buy
    >> >> >> > >> > time
    >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > message
    >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
    >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    >> > you
    >> >> >> need
    >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to
    > DOS
    >> >> > with
    >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >
    > http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> --
    >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> > >> >> message
    >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your
    >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    >> >> >> > >> > certified
    >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > message
    >> >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the
    >> > error
    >> >> >> > > message
    >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
    >> >> > partition."
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times,
    > but
    >> > it
    >> >> >> > > didn't
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
    > Maxtor
    >> >> >> PowerMax
    >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am
    > every
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did
    > not
    >> > fix
    >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    >> > hold
    >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> >> > >> > the
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when
    > it
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    > wrote
    >> > in
    >> >> >> > > message
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that
    > the
    >> > HD
    >> >> > is
    >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
    >> > irritating
    >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
    >> > bootdisk,
    >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > >> > running
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often,
    > or
    >> >> > first
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    > a
    >> >> > disk
    >> >> >> > > test
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
    > available.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> > cost
    >> >> > of
    >> >> >> a
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > a
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> > > drive
    >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
    >> > bootable
    >> >> >> drive
    >> >> >> > > as
    >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and
    > run
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    >> >> >> > > tests
    >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    >> >> > better
    >> >> >> in
    >> >> >> > > my
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    >> >> >> is
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> her
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    >> >> > this
    >> >> >> > > ng.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> > message
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE
    > 6,
    >> > my
    >> >> >> Dell
    >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
    > message:
    >> >> >> "There
    >> >> >> > > is
    >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
    >> >> >> correctly.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
    >> > reinstall
    >> >> >> > > Windows.
    >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
    > 800A."
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    >> >> >> > > during
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into
    > safe
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> > > run
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    >> >> >> mode,
    >> >> >> > > eg
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    >> > two
    >> >> >> > > complete
    >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call,
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    >> >> >> > >> > were
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster
    > and
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> > each
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
    >> >> > received
    >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured
    > HD."
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    >> > safe
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    >> >> >> > > I
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
    > reinstall
    >> >> > WinME
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    >> > the
    >> >> > CD,
    >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    >> >> >> reinstallation.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on
    > the
    >> >> > phone,
    >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
    >> >> > another
    >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any
    >> > ideas
    >> >> >> would
    >> >> >> > > be
    >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
    >> > computer.
    >> >> >> :-(
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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    Noel--

    We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my display is
    not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the desktop.
    I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused this error
    message?

    However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact same
    error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with a
    system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be able to
    fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link
    call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."

    The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number 28,
    service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup to
    correct this problem. System halted.

    Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?

    Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.

    Herman


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Urk!
    >
    > OK
    > in Safe Mode....
    >
    > SCANREG /RESTORE
    >
    > See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then use
    > it. If not then post back for instructions.
    >
    > (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    composition!! -
    > see you in the morning!)
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> Did you see a + next to it?
    > >> if so, then click on that
    > >>
    > >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >>
    > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >>
    > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    NG's
    > >>
    > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
    > >> > except
    > >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> Open Device Manager there
    > >> >> See what it reports
    > >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> Open Device Manager
    > >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    > >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    > >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
    drivers -
    > >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    > > NG's
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
    > > doesn't
    > >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
    > > properly;
    > >> >> > start
    > >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard
    > > and
    > >> > get
    > >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
    Desktop
    > >> >> >> display
    > >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution
    is
    > >> >> >> 640
    > >> > X
    > >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    > >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
    > >> > Windows -
    > >> >> >> what
    > >> >> >> > happens now?
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    messages
    > > to
    > >> >> > NG's
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > > Noel--
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
    > > scandisk
    > >> >> > runs
    > >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen
    > >> >> >> > > with
    > >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> text.
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%,
    Usage
    > >> > 100%.
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > HB
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    message
    > >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
    > >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> > when
    > >> >> >> you
    > >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    > >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> > >> --
    > >> >> >> > >> 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
    > >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
    > >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    > >> >> >> website,
    > >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> > >> > I
    > >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
    > > PowerMax
    > >> >> > found
    > >> >> >> no
    > >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new
    > >> >> >> > >> > drive
    > >> >> >> > >> > to
    > >> >> >> buy
    > >> >> >> > >> > time
    > >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
    > >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    > >> > you
    > >> >> >> need
    > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot
    to
    > > DOS
    > >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    > >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    > >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >
    > >> >
    > >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> --
    > >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    > >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> > >> >> message
    > >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> > >> > certified
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received
    the
    > >> > error
    > >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
    > >> >> > partition."
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
    times,
    > > but
    > >> > it
    > >> >> >> > > didn't
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
    > > Maxtor
    > >> >> >> PowerMax
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am
    > > every
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did
    > > not
    > >> > fix
    > >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    > >> > hold
    > >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> > >> > the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test
    when
    > > it
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    > >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    > > wrote
    > >> > in
    > >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible
    that
    > > the
    > >> > HD
    > >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
    > >> > irritating
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
    > >> > bootdisk,
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> > >> > running
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
    (often,
    > > or
    > >> >> > first
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    > > a
    > >> >> > disk
    > >> >> >> > > test
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
    > > available.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> > cost
    > >> >> > of
    > >> >> >> a
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > > a
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> > > drive
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
    > >> > bootable
    > >> >> >> drive
    > >> >> >> > > as
    > >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs,
    and
    > > run
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    > >> >> >> > > tests
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    > >> >> > better
    > >> >> >> in
    > >> >> >> > > my
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > >> >> >> is
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    > >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> her
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    > >> >> > this
    > >> >> >> > > ng.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> > message
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using
    IE
    > > 6,
    > >> > my
    > >> >> >> Dell
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
    > > message:
    > >> >> >> "There
    > >> >> >> > > is
    > >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to
    run
    > >> >> >> correctly.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
    > >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> > > Windows.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
    > > 800A."
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
    restore
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    > >> >> >> > > during
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into
    > > safe
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > >> >> >> to
    > >> >> >> > > run
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run
    in
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    > >> >> >> mode,
    > >> >> >> > > eg
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    > >> > two
    > >> >> >> > > complete
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call,
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > >> >> >> > >> > were
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster
    > > and
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> > each
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday
    I
    > >> >> > received
    > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured
    > > HD."
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    > >> > safe
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > >> >> >> > > I
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
    > > reinstall
    > >> >> > WinME
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    > >> > the
    > >> >> > CD,
    > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    > >> >> >> reinstallation.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on
    > > the
    > >> >> > phone,
    > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would
    have
    > >> >> > another
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem?
    Any
    > >> > ideas
    > >> >> >> would
    > >> >> >> > > be
    > >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
    > >> > computer.
    > >> >> >> :-(
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  17. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    would seem to be a likely suspect.


    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Noel--
    >
    > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my display
    > is
    > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
    > desktop.
    > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused this
    > error
    > message?
    >
    > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact same
    > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with a
    > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be able
    > to
    > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic
    > link
    > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    >
    > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number 28,
    > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup to
    > correct this problem. System halted.
    >
    > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    >
    > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    >
    > Herman
    >
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> Urk!
    >>
    >> OK
    >> in Safe Mode....
    >>
    >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    >>
    >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then
    >> use
    >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    >>
    >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    > composition!! -
    >> see you in the morning!)
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >>
    >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >>
    >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >>
    >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    >> >> if so, then click on that
    >> >>
    >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> 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
    >> >>
    >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
    >> >> > except
    >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    >> >> >> See what it reports
    >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
    > drivers -
    >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> 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
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
    >> > doesn't
    >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
    >> > properly;
    >> >> >> > start
    >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
    >> >> >> >> wizard
    >> > and
    >> >> > get
    >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
    > Desktop
    >> >> >> >> display
    >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution
    > is
    >> >> >> >> 640
    >> >> > X
    >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
    >> >> > Windows -
    >> >> >> >> what
    >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> >> > 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
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
    >> > scandisk
    >> >> >> > runs
    >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen
    >> >> >> >> > > with
    >> >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> >> >> text.
    >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%,
    > Usage
    >> >> > 100%.
    >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > > HB
    >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > message
    >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
    >> >> >> >> > >> message
    >> >> > when
    >> >> >> >> you
    >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> --
    >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    >> > messages
    >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> NG's
    >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> > >> message
    >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
    >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    >> >> >> >> website,
    >> >> >> >> > > but
    >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
    >> > PowerMax
    >> >> >> > found
    >> >> >> >> no
    >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my
    >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    >> >> >> >> buy
    >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    >> > message
    >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    >> >> > you
    >> >> >> >> need
    >> >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot
    > to
    >> > DOS
    >> >> >> > with
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >
    > http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations!
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> > message
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received
    > the
    >> >> > error
    >> >> >> >> > > message
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
    >> >> >> > partition."
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
    > times,
    >> > but
    >> >> > it
    >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
    >> > Maxtor
    >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am
    >> > every
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    >> > not
    >> >> > fix
    >> >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    >> >> > hold
    >> >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test
    > when
    >> > it
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    >> > wrote
    >> >> > in
    >> >> >> >> > > message
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible
    > that
    >> > the
    >> >> > HD
    >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
    >> >> > irritating
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
    >> >> > bootdisk,
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
    > (often,
    >> > or
    >> >> >> > first
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    >> > a
    >> >> >> > disk
    >> >> >> >> > > test
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
    >> > available.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> > cost
    >> >> >> > of
    >> >> >> >> a
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> > a
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> >> > > drive
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
    >> >> > bootable
    >> >> >> >> drive
    >> >> >> >> > > as
    >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs,
    > and
    >> > run
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    >> >> >> >> > > tests
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    >> >> >> > better
    >> >> >> >> in
    >> >> >> >> > > my
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    >> >> >> >> is
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> her
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    >> >> >> > this
    >> >> >> >> > > ng.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
    >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using
    > IE
    >> > 6,
    >> >> > my
    >> >> >> >> Dell
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
    >> > message:
    >> >> >> >> "There
    >> >> >> >> > > is
    >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to
    > run
    >> >> >> >> correctly.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
    >> >> > reinstall
    >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
    >> > 800A."
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
    > restore
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    >> >> >> >> > > during
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into
    >> > safe
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    >> >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> >> > > run
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run
    > in
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    >> >> >> >> mode,
    >> >> >> >> > > eg
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    >> >> > two
    >> >> >> >> > > complete
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call,
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    >> > and
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> >> > each
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    > I
    >> >> >> > received
    >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured
    >> > HD."
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    >> >> > safe
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    >> >> >> >> > > I
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
    >> > reinstall
    >> >> >> > WinME
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > CD,
    >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    >> > the
    >> >> >> > phone,
    >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would
    > have
    >> >> >> > another
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem?
    > Any
    >> >> > ideas
    >> >> >> >> would
    >> >> >> >> > > be
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
    >> >> > computer.
    >> >> >> >> :-(
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  18. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that error
    message when I boot into safe mode.

    However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm, Hotsync,
    K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can see
    their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this occurs?
    Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS? Do I
    really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?

    Thanks again.


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    > would seem to be a likely suspect.
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Noel--
    > >
    > > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
    display
    > > is
    > > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
    > > desktop.
    > > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused this
    > > error
    > > message?
    > >
    > > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact same
    > > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with a
    > > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be able
    > > to
    > > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic
    > > link
    > > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >
    > > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number
    28,
    > > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup
    to
    > > correct this problem. System halted.
    > >
    > > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    > >
    > > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    > >
    > > Herman
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> Urk!
    > >>
    > >> OK
    > >> in Safe Mode....
    > >>
    > >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    > >>
    > >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then
    > >> use
    > >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    > >>
    > >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    > > composition!! -
    > >> see you in the morning!)
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> 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
    > >>
    > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    > >> >> if so, then click on that
    > >> >>
    > >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> 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
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also
    empty
    > >> >> > except
    > >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    > >> >> >> See what it reports
    > >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    > >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    > >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    > >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
    > > drivers -
    > >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> 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
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
    > >> > doesn't
    > >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
    > >> > properly;
    > >> >> >> > start
    > >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
    > >> >> >> >> wizard
    > >> > and
    > >> >> > get
    > >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
    > > Desktop
    > >> >> >> >> display
    > >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
    Resolution
    > > is
    > >> >> >> >> 640
    > >> >> > X
    > >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    > >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot
    to
    > >> >> > Windows -
    > >> >> >> >> what
    > >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> >> > 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
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
    > >> > scandisk
    > >> >> >> > runs
    > >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
    screen
    > >> >> >> >> > > with
    > >> >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> >> text.
    > >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%,
    > > Usage
    > >> >> > 100%.
    > >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    > >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > > HB
    > >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
    > >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> >> > when
    > >> >> >> >> you
    > >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    > >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> --
    > >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    > >> > messages
    > >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> NG's
    > >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    > >> >> >> >> website,
    > >> >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
    > >> > PowerMax
    > >> >> >> > found
    > >> >> >> >> no
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> buy
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    > >> >> > you
    > >> >> >> >> need
    > >> >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to
    boot
    > > to
    > >> > DOS
    > >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >
    > >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations!
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received
    > > the
    > >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a
    valid
    > >> >> >> > partition."
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
    > > times,
    > >> > but
    > >> >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
    > >> > Maxtor
    > >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2
    am
    > >> > every
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    > >> > not
    > >> >> > fix
    > >> >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    > >> >> > hold
    > >> >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test
    > > when
    > >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
    <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    > >> > wrote
    > >> >> > in
    > >> >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible
    > > that
    > >> > the
    > >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
    > >> >> > irritating
    > >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
    > >> >> > bootdisk,
    > >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
    > > (often,
    > >> > or
    > >> >> >> > first
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    > >> > a
    > >> >> >> > disk
    > >> >> >> >> > > test
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
    > >> > available.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but
    with
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> > cost
    > >> >> >> > of
    > >> >> >> >> a
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> > > drive
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the
    main,
    > >> >> > bootable
    > >> >> >> >> drive
    > >> >> >> >> > > as
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs,
    > > and
    > >> > run
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD.
    A
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    > >> >> >> >> > > tests
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    > >> >> >> > better
    > >> >> >> >> in
    > >> >> >> >> > > my
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune
    500
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > >> >> >> >> is
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> her
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    > >> >> >> > this
    > >> >> >> >> > > ng.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
    > >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet
    using
    > > IE
    > >> > 6,
    > >> >> > my
    > >> >> >> >> Dell
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
    > >> > message:
    > >> >> >> >> "There
    > >> >> >> >> > > is
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to
    > > run
    > >> >> >> >> correctly.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
    > >> >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
    > >> > 800A."
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
    > > restore
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    > >> >> >> >> > > during
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went
    into
    > >> > safe
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > >> >> >> >> to
    > >> >> >> >> > > run
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally
    run
    > > in
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    > >> >> >> >> mode,
    > >> >> >> >> > > eg
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    > >> >> > two
    > >> >> >> >> > > complete
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House
    Call,
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    > >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
    updates
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> > each
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    > > I
    > >> >> >> > received
    > >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility
    mode
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
    configured
    > >> > HD."
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    > >> >> > safe
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > >> >> >> >> > > I
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
    > >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> > WinME
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
    booting
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> > CD,
    > >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    > >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    > >> > the
    > >> >> >> > phone,
    > >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would
    > > have
    > >> >> >> > another
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
    problem
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem?
    > > Any
    > >> >> > ideas
    > >> >> >> >> would
    > >> >> >> >> > > be
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    > >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a
    new
    > >> >> > computer.
    > >> >> >> >> :-(
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  19. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
    yersen' yet!!)

    We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this

    In Normal Mode,
    Start|Run

    SCANREG

    - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!

    then again,
    Start|run

    SCANREG /FIX

    - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the way............see
    what happens after that.


    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that error
    > message when I boot into safe mode.
    >
    > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
    > Hotsync,
    > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can see
    > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this occurs?
    > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS? Do I
    > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
    >
    > Thanks again.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >>
    >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >>
    >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >>
    >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > Noel--
    >> >
    >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
    > display
    >> > is
    >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
    >> > desktop.
    >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused this
    >> > error
    >> > message?
    >> >
    >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact same
    >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with a
    >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
    >> > able
    >> > to
    >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic
    >> > link
    >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    >> >
    >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number
    > 28,
    >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup
    > to
    >> > correct this problem. System halted.
    >> >
    >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    >> >
    >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    >> >
    >> > Herman
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> Urk!
    >> >>
    >> >> OK
    >> >> in Safe Mode....
    >> >>
    >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    >> >>
    >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then
    >> >> use
    >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    >> >>
    >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    >> > composition!! -
    >> >> see you in the morning!)
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> 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
    >> >>
    >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    >> >> >> if so, then click on that
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    >> >> >> to
    >> > NG's
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also
    > empty
    >> >> >> > except
    >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    >> >> >> >> See what it reports
    >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
    >> > drivers -
    >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    >> >> >> >> messages
    >> >> >> >> to
    >> >> > NG's
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
    >> >> >> >> > Refresh
    >> >> > doesn't
    >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
    >> >> > properly;
    >> >> >> >> > start
    >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
    >> >> >> >> >> wizard
    >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > get
    >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
    >> > Desktop
    >> >> >> >> >> display
    >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
    > Resolution
    >> > is
    >> >> >> >> >> 640
    >> >> >> > X
    >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> message
    >> >> >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot
    > to
    >> >> >> > Windows -
    >> >> >> >> >> what
    >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    >> > messages
    >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> > NG's
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
    >> >> > scandisk
    >> >> >> >> > runs
    >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
    > screen
    >> >> >> >> >> > > with
    >> >> >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> >> >> >> text.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%,
    >> > Usage
    >> >> >> > 100%.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
    >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    >> >> >> > when
    >> >> >> >> >> you
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> 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
    >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    >> >> >> >> >> website,
    >> >> >> >> >> > > but
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
    >> >> > PowerMax
    >> >> >> >> > found
    >> >> >> >> >> no
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    >> >> >> >> >> buy
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    >> >> >> > you
    >> >> >> >> >> need
    >> >> >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to
    > boot
    >> > to
    >> >> > DOS
    >> >> >> >> > with
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >
    > http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations!
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
    >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
    >> > the
    >> >> >> > error
    >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a
    > valid
    >> >> >> >> > partition."
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
    >> > times,
    >> >> > but
    >> >> >> > it
    >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
    >> >> > Maxtor
    >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2
    > am
    >> >> > every
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    >> >> > not
    >> >> >> > fix
    >> >> >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    >> >> >> > hold
    >> >> >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
    >> > when
    >> >> > it
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
    > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    >> >> > wrote
    >> >> >> > in
    >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible
    >> > that
    >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > HD
    >> >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
    >> >> >> > irritating
    >> >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD,
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
    >> >> >> > bootdisk,
    >> >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
    >> > (often,
    >> >> > or
    >> >> >> >> > first
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    >> >> > a
    >> >> >> >> > disk
    >> >> >> >> >> > > test
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
    >> >> > available.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but
    > with
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > cost
    >> >> >> >> > of
    >> >> >> >> >> a
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the
    > main,
    >> >> >> > bootable
    >> >> >> >> >> drive
    >> >> >> >> >> > > as
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
    >> > and
    >> >> > run
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD.
    > A
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT).
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    >> >> >> >> > better
    >> >> >> >> >> in
    >> >> >> >> >> > > my
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune
    > 500
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    >> >> >> >> >> is
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> >> her
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    >> >> >> >> > this
    >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
    >> >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet
    > using
    >> > IE
    >> >> > 6,
    >> >> >> > my
    >> >> >> >> >> Dell
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
    >> >> > message:
    >> >> >> >> >> "There
    >> >> >> >> >> > > is
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    >> > run
    >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
    >> >> >> > reinstall
    >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028,"
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
    >> >> > 800A."
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
    >> > restore
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    >> >> >> >> >> > > during
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went
    > into
    >> >> > safe
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    >> >> >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> >> >> > > run
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally
    > run
    >> > in
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    >> >> >> >> >> mode,
    >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    >> >> >> > two
    >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House
    > Call,
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
    > updates
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> >> >> > each
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    >> > I
    >> >> >> >> > received
    >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility
    > mode
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
    > configured
    >> >> > HD."
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    >> >> >> > safe
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    >> >> >> >> >> > > I
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
    >> >> > reinstall
    >> >> >> >> > WinME
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
    > booting
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > CD,
    >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
    >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > phone,
    >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
    >> > have
    >> >> >> >> > another
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
    > problem
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem?
    >> > Any
    >> >> >> > ideas
    >> >> >> >> >> would
    >> >> >> >> >> > > be
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a
    > new
    >> >> >> > computer.
    >> >> >> >> >> :-(
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  20. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Going back to our Scottish roots are we <g>
    Joan

    Noel Paton wrote:
    - (but 'dinna fash
    > yersen' yet!!)
    >
  21. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately it did
    *not* fix the problem. :-(
    Upgrade to WinXP? :-)


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
    > yersen' yet!!)
    >
    > We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
    >
    > In Normal Mode,
    > Start|Run
    >
    > SCANREG
    >
    > - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!
    >
    > then again,
    > Start|run
    >
    > SCANREG /FIX
    >
    > - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
    way............see
    > what happens after that.
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that
    error
    > > message when I boot into safe mode.
    > >
    > > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
    > > Hotsync,
    > > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can see
    > > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
    occurs?
    > > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS? Do I
    > > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
    > >
    > > Thanks again.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    > >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >>
    > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >>
    > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    NG's
    > >>
    > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > Noel--
    > >> >
    > >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
    > > display
    > >> > is
    > >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
    > >> > desktop.
    > >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused
    this
    > >> > error
    > >> > message?
    > >> >
    > >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact
    same
    > >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with
    a
    > >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
    > >> > able
    > >> > to
    > >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
    dynamic
    > >> > link
    > >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >> >
    > >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
    number
    > > 28,
    > >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
    Setup
    > > to
    > >> > correct this problem. System halted.
    > >> >
    > >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    > >> >
    > >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    > >> >
    > >> > Herman
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> Urk!
    > >> >>
    > >> >> OK
    > >> >> in Safe Mode....
    > >> >>
    > >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    > >> >>
    > >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so,
    then
    > >> >> use
    > >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    > >> > composition!! -
    > >> >> see you in the morning!)
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> 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
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    > >> >> >> if so, then click on that
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    > >> >> >> to
    > >> > NG's
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also
    > > empty
    > >> >> >> > except
    > >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    > >> >> >> >> See what it reports
    > >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    > >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    > >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    > >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
    > >> > drivers -
    > >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    > >> >> >> >> messages
    > >> >> >> >> to
    > >> >> > NG's
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
    > >> >> >> >> > Refresh
    > >> >> > doesn't
    > >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
    > >> >> > properly;
    > >> >> >> >> > start
    > >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
    > >> >> >> >> >> wizard
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> > get
    > >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
    > >> > Desktop
    > >> >> >> >> >> display
    > >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
    > > Resolution
    > >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> 640
    > >> >> >> > X
    > >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    > >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
    reboot
    > > to
    > >> >> >> > Windows -
    > >> >> >> >> >> what
    > >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> >> >> > 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
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup
    Menu,
    > >> >> > scandisk
    > >> >> >> >> > runs
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
    > > screen
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> >> >> text.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free
    0%,
    > >> > Usage
    > >> >> >> > 100%.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT
    error
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> >> >> > when
    > >> >> >> >> >> you
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> 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
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    > >> >> >> >> >> website,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
    Maxtor
    > >> >> > PowerMax
    > >> >> >> >> > found
    > >> >> >> >> >> no
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on
    my
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> buy
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
    in
    > >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    > >> >> >> > you
    > >> >> >> >> >> need
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to
    > > boot
    > >> > to
    > >> >> > DOS
    > >> >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >
    > >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    in
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations!
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
    > >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
    > >> > the
    > >> >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a
    > > valid
    > >> >> >> >> > partition."
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
    > >> > times,
    > >> >> > but
    > >> >> >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
    > >> >> > Maxtor
    > >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at
    2
    > > am
    > >> >> > every
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
    yesterday
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    > >> >> > not
    > >> >> >> > fix
    > >> >> >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    > >> >> >> > hold
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
    > >> > when
    > >> >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
    > > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    > >> >> > wrote
    > >> >> >> > in
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
    possible
    > >> > that
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a
    most
    > >> >> >> > irritating
    > >> >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
    > >> >> >> > bootdisk,
    > >> >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
    > >> > (often,
    > >> >> > or
    > >> >> >> >> > first
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
    failing.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    > >> >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> > disk
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > test
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
    > >> >> > available.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but
    > > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> > cost
    > >> >> >> >> > of
    > >> >> >> >> >> a
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the
    > > main,
    > >> >> >> > bootable
    > >> >> >> >> >> drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > as
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
    > >> > and
    > >> >> > run
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the
    HD.
    > > A
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT).
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    > >> >> >> >> > better
    > >> >> >> >> >> in
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > my
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from
    Fortune
    > > 500
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > >> >> >> >> >> is
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered
    it
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> her
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    > >> >> >> >> > this
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
    > >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet
    > > using
    > >> > IE
    > >> >> > 6,
    > >> >> >> > my
    > >> >> >> >> >> Dell
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following
    error
    > >> >> > message:
    > >> >> >> >> >> "There
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> > run
    > >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
    > >> >> >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028,"
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
    > >> >> > 800A."
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
    > >> > restore
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > during
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went
    > > into
    > >> >> > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> to
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > run
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally
    > > run
    > >> > in
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> mode,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    > >> >> >> > two
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House
    > > Call,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
    > > updates
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> >> > each
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    > >> > I
    > >> >> >> >> > received
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility
    > > mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
    > > configured
    > >> >> > HD."
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    > >> >> >> > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > I
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried
    to
    > >> >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> >> > WinME
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
    > > booting
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > CD,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with
    the
    > >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > phone,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
    > >> > have
    > >> >> >> >> > another
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
    > > problem
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive
    problem?
    > >> > Any
    > >> >> >> > ideas
    > >> >> >> >> >> would
    > >> >> >> >> >> > > be
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a
    > > new
    > >> >> >> > computer.
    > >> >> >> >> >> :-(
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  22. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if your
    hardware supports it.


    Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!

    Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
    Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me the reg
    file, if you want - my email is valid)


    --
    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

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately it
    >did
    > *not* fix the problem. :-(
    > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
    >> yersen' yet!!)
    >>
    >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
    >>
    >> In Normal Mode,
    >> Start|Run
    >>
    >> SCANREG
    >>
    >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!
    >>
    >> then again,
    >> Start|run
    >>
    >> SCANREG /FIX
    >>
    >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
    > way............see
    >> what happens after that.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >>
    >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >>
    >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >>
    >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that
    > error
    >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
    >> >
    >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
    >> > Hotsync,
    >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can see
    >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
    > occurs?
    >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS? Do
    >> > I
    >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks again.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> 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
    >> >>
    >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > Noel--
    >> >> >
    >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
    >> > display
    >> >> > is
    >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
    >> >> > desktop.
    >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused
    > this
    >> >> > error
    >> >> > message?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact
    > same
    >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with
    > a
    >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
    >> >> > able
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
    > dynamic
    >> >> > link
    >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    >> >> >
    >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
    > number
    >> > 28,
    >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
    > Setup
    >> > to
    >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Herman
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> Urk!
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> OK
    >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so,
    > then
    >> >> >> use
    >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    >> >> > composition!! -
    >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> 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
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> 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
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also
    >> > empty
    >> >> >> >> > except
    >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
    >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
    >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
    >> >> > drivers -
    >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> >> 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
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
    >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
    >> >> >> > doesn't
    >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
    >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
    >> >> >> > properly;
    >> >> >> >> >> > start
    >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
    >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> > get
    >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
    >> >> > Desktop
    >> >> >> >> >> >> display
    >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
    >> > Resolution
    >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
    >> >> >> >> > X
    >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> >> message
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
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    >> > to
    >> >> >> >> > Windows -
    >> >> >> >> >> >> what
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > 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
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup
    > Menu,
    >> >> >> > scandisk
    >> >> >> >> >> > runs
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
    >> > screen
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> >> >> >> >> text.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free
    > 0%,
    >> >> > Usage
    >> >> >> >> > 100%.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT
    > error
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    >> >> >> >> > when
    >> >> >> >> >> >> you
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
    > post
    >> >> >> > messages
    >> >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> >> >> NG's
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    >> >> >> >> >> >> website,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
    > Maxtor
    >> >> >> > PowerMax
    >> >> >> >> >> > found
    >> >> >> >> >> >> no
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on
    > my
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    >> >> >> >> >> >> buy
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
    > in
    >> >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    >> >> >> >> > you
    >> >> >> >> >> >> need
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to
    >> > boot
    >> >> > to
    >> >> >> > DOS
    >> >> >> >> >> > with
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    > in
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > wrote
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
    >> >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
    >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > error
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a
    >> > valid
    >> >> >> >> >> > partition."
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
    >> >> > times,
    >> >> >> > but
    >> >> >> >> > it
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
    >> >> >> > Maxtor
    >> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
    > 2
    >> > am
    >> >> >> > every
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
    > yesterday
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    >> >> >> > not
    >> >> >> >> > fix
    >> >> >> >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    >> >> >> >> > hold
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
    >> >> > when
    >> >> >> > it
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
    >> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    >> >> >> > wrote
    >> >> >> >> > in
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
    > possible
    >> >> > that
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > HD
    >> >> >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a
    > most
    >> >> >> >> > irritating
    >> >> >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
    >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
    >> >> >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
    >> >> > (often,
    >> >> >> > or
    >> >> >> >> >> > first
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
    > failing.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    >> >> >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> > disk
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> > available.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
    >> > with
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> > cost
    >> >> >> >> >> > of
    >> >> >> >> >> >> a
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > current
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the
    >> > main,
    >> >> >> >> > bootable
    >> >> >> >> >> >> drive
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > as
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
    >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > run
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the
    > HD.
    >> > A
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT).
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    >> >> >> >> >> > better
    >> >> >> >> >> >> in
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > my
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from
    > Fortune
    >> > 500
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    >> >> >> >> >> >> is
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered
    > it
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> >> >> her
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    >> >> >> >> >> > this
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
    >> >> >> >> > message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet
    >> > using
    >> >> > IE
    >> >> >> > 6,
    >> >> >> >> > my
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following
    > error
    >> >> >> > message:
    >> >> >> >> >> >> "There
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > is
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> > run
    >> >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
    >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028,"
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
    >> >> >> > 800A."
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > different
    >> >> > restore
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > during
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > went
    >> > into
    >> >> >> > safe
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    >> >> >> >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > run
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normally
    >> > run
    >> >> > in
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    >> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    >> >> >> >> > two
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House
    >> > Call,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
    >> > updates
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> >> >> >> > each
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    >> >> > I
    >> >> >> >> >> > received
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
    >> > mode
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
    >> > configured
    >> >> >> > HD."
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    >> >> >> >> > safe
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried
    > to
    >> >> >> > reinstall
    >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
    >> > booting
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with
    > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
    >> >> > have
    >> >> >> >> >> > another
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
    >> > problem
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive
    > problem?
    >> >> > Any
    >> >> >> >> > ideas
    >> >> >> >> >> >> would
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
    >> > new
    >> >> >> >> > computer.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
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    >
    >
  23. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the WinME/ZA
    conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the error
    message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I Googled
    that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any light
    on the problem?


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if your
    > hardware supports it.
    >
    >
    > Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
    >
    > Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
    > Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me the
    reg
    > file, if you want - my email is valid)
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately it
    > >did
    > > *not* fix the problem. :-(
    > > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
    > >
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
    > >> yersen' yet!!)
    > >>
    > >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
    > >>
    > >> In Normal Mode,
    > >> Start|Run
    > >>
    > >> SCANREG
    > >>
    > >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!
    > >>
    > >> then again,
    > >> Start|run
    > >>
    > >> SCANREG /FIX
    > >>
    > >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
    > > way............see
    > >> what happens after that.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >>
    > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >>
    > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    NG's
    > >>
    > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that
    > > error
    > >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
    > >> >
    > >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
    > >> > Hotsync,
    > >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can
    see
    > >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
    > > occurs?
    > >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS?
    Do
    > >> > I
    > >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks again.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    > >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> 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
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > Noel--
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
    > >> > display
    > >> >> > is
    > >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to
    the
    > >> >> > desktop.
    > >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused
    > > this
    > >> >> > error
    > >> >> > message?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact
    > > same
    > >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem
    with
    > > a
    > >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may
    be
    > >> >> > able
    > >> >> > to
    > >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
    > > dynamic
    > >> >> > link
    > >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
    > > number
    > >> > 28,
    > >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
    > > Setup
    > >> > to
    > >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Herman
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> Urk!
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> OK
    > >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so,
    > > then
    > >> >> >> use
    > >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    > >> >> > composition!! -
    > >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> 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
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    > >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> 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
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is
    also
    > >> > empty
    > >> >> >> >> > except
    > >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    message
    > >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    > >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
    > >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    > >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    > >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if
    present
    > >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
    > >> >> > drivers -
    > >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> >> 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
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    message
    > >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
    > >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
    > >> >> >> > doesn't
    > >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
    > >> >> >> > properly;
    > >> >> >> >> >> > start
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem."
    Run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
    > >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> > get
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key,
    failed!"
    > >> >> > Desktop
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> display
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
    > >> > Resolution
    > >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
    > >> >> >> >> > X
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
    > > reboot
    > >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> > Windows -
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> what
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > 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
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup
    > > Menu,
    > >> >> >> > scandisk
    > >> >> >> >> >> > runs
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
    > >> > screen
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> text.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340,
    Free
    > > 0%,
    > >> >> > Usage
    > >> >> >> >> > 100%.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
    in
    > >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT
    > > error
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> >> >> >> > when
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> you
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> 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
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> website,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
    > > Maxtor
    > >> >> >> > PowerMax
    > >> >> >> >> >> > found
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> no
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME
    on
    > > my
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> buy
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
    wrote
    > > in
    > >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    > >> >> >> >> > you
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> need
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how
    to
    > >> > boot
    > >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> > DOS
    > >> >> >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >
    > >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    wrote
    > > in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > wrote
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
    > >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain
    a
    > >> > valid
    > >> >> >> >> >> > partition."
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
    > >> >> > times,
    > >> >> >> > but
    > >> >> >> >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have
    expected.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
    > >> >> >> > Maxtor
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
    > > 2
    > >> > am
    > >> >> >> > every
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
    > > yesterday
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    > >> >> >> > not
    > >> >> >> >> > fix
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait
    40
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    > >> >> >> >> > hold
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax
    Advanced
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
    > >> >> > when
    > >> >> >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
    > >> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    > >> >> >> > wrote
    > >> >> >> >> > in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
    > > possible
    > >> >> > that
    > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a
    > > most
    > >> >> >> >> > irritating
    > >> >> >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME
    EBD,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
    > >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it
    fails
    > >> >> > (often,
    > >> >> >> > or
    > >> >> >> >> >> > first
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
    > > failing.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    > >> >> >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> > disk
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> > available.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
    > >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> > cost
    > >> >> >> >> >> > of
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > current
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as
    the
    > >> > main,
    > >> >> >> >> > bootable
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > as
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> > run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the
    > > HD.
    > >> > A
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful
    (NOT).
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    > >> >> >> >> >> > better
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > my
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from
    > > Fortune
    > >> > 500
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never
    considered
    > > it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> her
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or
    be
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > this
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
    > >> >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the
    Internet
    > >> > using
    > >> >> > IE
    > >> >> >> > 6,
    > >> >> >> >> > my
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following
    > > error
    > >> >> >> > message:
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> "There
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> > run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
    > >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028,"
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
    > >> >> >> > 800A."
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > different
    > >> >> > restore
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > during
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > went
    > >> > into
    > >> >> >> > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normally
    > >> > run
    > >> >> > in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running.
    I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    > >> >> >> >> > two
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro
    House
    > >> > Call,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    > >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
    > >> > updates
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> >> >> > each
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    > >> >> > I
    > >> >> >> >> >> > received
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
    > >> > mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
    > >> > configured
    > >> >> >> > HD."
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into
    either
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    > >> >> >> >> > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I
    tried
    > > to
    > >> >> >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
    > >> > booting
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed
    with
    > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite
    an
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
    > >> >> > have
    > >> >> >> >> >> > another
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
    > >> > problem
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive
    > > problem?
    > >> >> > Any
    > >> >> >> >> > ideas
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> would
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to
    purchase
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
    > >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> > computer.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  24. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    That error looks like a checksum error - which means that the file is
    corrupted (or the checksummer is!)


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

    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
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    Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:xX6Sd.31458$nC5.24130@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the
    >WinME/ZA
    > conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the error
    > message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I Googled
    > that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any light
    > on the problem?
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if your
    >> hardware supports it.
    >>
    >>
    >> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
    >>
    >> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
    >> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me the
    > reg
    >> file, if you want - my email is valid)
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >>
    >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >>
    >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >>
    >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately it
    >> >did
    >> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
    >> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
    >> >> yersen' yet!!)
    >> >>
    >> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
    >> >>
    >> >> In Normal Mode,
    >> >> Start|Run
    >> >>
    >> >> SCANREG
    >> >>
    >> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!
    >> >>
    >> >> then again,
    >> >> Start|run
    >> >>
    >> >> SCANREG /FIX
    >> >>
    >> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
    >> > way............see
    >> >> what happens after that.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> 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
    >> >>
    >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that
    >> > error
    >> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
    >> >> > Hotsync,
    >> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can
    > see
    >> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
    >> > occurs?
    >> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS?
    > Do
    >> >> > I
    >> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks again.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    >> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    >> >> >> to
    >> > NG's
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> > Noel--
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
    >> >> > display
    >> >> >> > is
    >> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to
    > the
    >> >> >> > desktop.
    >> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused
    >> > this
    >> >> >> > error
    >> >> >> > message?
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the
    >> >> >> > exact
    >> > same
    >> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem
    > with
    >> > a
    >> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may
    > be
    >> >> >> > able
    >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
    >> > dynamic
    >> >> >> > link
    >> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
    >> > number
    >> >> > 28,
    >> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
    >> > Setup
    >> >> > to
    >> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Herman
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> Urk!
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> OK
    >> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if
    >> >> >> >> so,
    >> > then
    >> >> >> >> use
    >> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    >> >> >> > composition!! -
    >> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> 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
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    >> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    >> >> >> >> >> messages
    >> >> >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> > NG's
    >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is
    > also
    >> >> > empty
    >> >> >> >> >> > except
    >> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > message
    >> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    >> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if
    > present
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> required
    >> >> >> > drivers -
    >> >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    >> >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    >> >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    >> >> >> >> >> >> messages
    >> >> >> >> >> >> to
    >> >> >> >> > NG's
    >> >> >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > message
    >> >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
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    >> >> >> >> >> > error
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    >> > 2
    >> >> > am
    >> >> >> >> > every
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
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    >> >> >> >> > not
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    >> >> >> >> >> > hold
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax
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    >> >> >> > when
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
    >> > possible
    >> >> >> > that
    >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > HD
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > a
    >> > most
    >> >> >> >> >> > irritating
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
    >> >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it
    > fails
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    >> >> >> >> > or
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > first
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
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    >> >> >> >> > available.
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists,
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    >> >> > with
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> > cost
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as
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    >> >> >> >> >> > bootable
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> drive
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the
    > Internet
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check
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    >> >> > updates
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> > each
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
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    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
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    >> >> >> >> > HD."
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
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    > either
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    >> >> >> >> >> > safe
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    > tried
    >> > to
    >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
    >> >> > booting
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    >> >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed
    > with
    >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite
    > an
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    >> >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > she
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
    >> >> >> > have
    >> >> >> >> >> >> > another
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
    >> >> > problem
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive
    >> > problem?
    >> >> >> > Any
    >> >> >> >> >> > ideas
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> would
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to
    > purchase
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
    >> >> > new
    >> >> >> >> >> > computer.
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
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    >
  25. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    I installed Sygate Personal Firewall to replace ZoneAlarm, but when I try to
    boot into safe mode, I get exactly the same system file error message I got
    before except for: "VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
    "0028," service 800A."


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OvAoki5FFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > That error looks like a checksum error - which means that the file is
    > corrupted (or the checksummer is!)
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:xX6Sd.31458$nC5.24130@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the
    > >WinME/ZA
    > > conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the error
    > > message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I
    Googled
    > > that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any
    light
    > > on the problem?
    > >
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if your
    > >> hardware supports it.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
    > >>
    > >> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
    > >> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me
    the
    > > reg
    > >> file, if you want - my email is valid)
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >>
    > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >>
    > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    NG's
    > >>
    > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately
    it
    > >> >did
    > >> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
    > >> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna
    fash
    > >> >> yersen' yet!!)
    > >> >>
    > >> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
    > >> >>
    > >> >> In Normal Mode,
    > >> >> Start|Run
    > >> >>
    > >> >> SCANREG
    > >> >>
    > >> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the
    offer!!!!
    > >> >>
    > >> >> then again,
    > >> >> Start|run
    > >> >>
    > >> >> SCANREG /FIX
    > >> >>
    > >> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
    > >> > way............see
    > >> >> what happens after that.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> 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
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get
    that
    > >> > error
    > >> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm
    Alarm,
    > >> >> > Hotsync,
    > >> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I
    can
    > > see
    > >> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
    > >> > occurs?
    > >> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS?
    > > Do
    > >> >> > I
    > >> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Thanks again.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    > >> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    > >> >> >> to
    > >> > NG's
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that
    my
    > >> >> > display
    > >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to
    > > the
    > >> >> >> > desktop.
    > >> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer
    caused
    > >> > this
    > >> >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> > message?
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the
    > >> >> >> > exact
    > >> > same
    > >> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem
    > > with
    > >> > a
    > >> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
    may
    > > be
    > >> >> >> > able
    > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
    > >> > dynamic
    > >> >> >> > link
    > >> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
    > >> > number
    > >> >> > 28,
    > >> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
    Windows
    > >> > Setup
    > >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Herman
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> Urk!
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> OK
    > >> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if
    > >> >> >> >> so,
    > >> > then
    > >> >> >> >> use
    > >> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    > >> >> >> > composition!! -
    > >> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> 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
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    message
    > >> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    > >> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    > >> >> >> >> >> messages
    > >> >> >> >> >> to
    > >> >> >> > NG's
    > >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    message
    > >> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is
    > > also
    > >> >> > empty
    > >> >> >> >> >> > except
    > >> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if
    > > present
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> required
    > >> >> >> > drivers -
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> messages
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> to
    > >> >> >> >> > NG's
    > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
    > >> >> >> >> > doesn't
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
    > >> >> >> >> > properly;
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > start
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem."
    > > Run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
    > >> >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> > get
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key,
    > > failed!"
    > >> >> >> > Desktop
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> display
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
    > >> >> > Resolution
    > >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
    > >> >> >> >> >> > X
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
    in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
    > >> > reboot
    > >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> > Windows -
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> what
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > 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
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME
    Startup
    > >> > Menu,
    > >> >> >> >> > scandisk
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > runs
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > gray
    > >> >> > screen
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> text.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340,
    > > Free
    > >> > 0%,
    > >> >> >> > Usage
    > >> >> >> >> >> > 100%.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
    wrote
    > > in
    > >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the
    EXACT
    > >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> > when
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> you
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> report?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> 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
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    wrote
    > > in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions
    on
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> website,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
    > >> > Maxtor
    > >> >> >> >> > PowerMax
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > found
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> no
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall
    WinME
    > > on
    > >> > my
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> buy
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
    > > wrote
    > >> > in
    > >> >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    > >> >> >> >> >> > you
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> need
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on
    how
    > > to
    > >> >> > boot
    > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> > DOS
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> how
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> to
    > >> >> > post
    > >> >> >> >> >> > messages
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > NG's
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
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    > >> >> >> >> > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
    > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not
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    > >> >> > valid
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > partition."
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
    > >> >> >> > times,
    > >> >> >> >> > but
    > >> >> >> >> >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have
    > > expected.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
    > >> >> >> >> > Maxtor
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
    > >> > 2
    > >> >> > am
    > >> >> >> >> > every
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
    > >> > yesterday
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    > >> >> >> >> > not
    > >> >> >> >> >> > fix
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to
    wait
    > > 40
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    > >> >> >> >> >> > hold
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax
    > > Advanced
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
    > >> >> >> > when
    > >> >> >> >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
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    > >> > possible
    > >> >> >> > that
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > HD
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > a
    > >> > most
    > >> >> >> >> >> > irritating
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME
    > > EBD,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it
    > > fails
    > >> >> >> > (often,
    > >> >> >> >> > or
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > first
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
    > >> > failing.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    > >> >> >> >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > disk
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > >> >> >> >> > available.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software
    exists,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
    > >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> > cost
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as
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    > >> >> >> >> >> > bootable
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > my
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from
    > >> > Fortune
    > >> >> > 500
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> is
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> her
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about,
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    > > be
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > this
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
    > >> >> > Shell/User
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > DTS
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD"
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    > >> >> >> >> >> > message
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the
    > > Internet
    > >> >> > using
    > >> >> >> > IE
    > >> >> >> >> > 6,
    > >> >> >> >> >> > my
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> "There
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    > >> >> >> > run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
    > >> >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When
    I
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    > >> >> > into
    > >> >> >> >> > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normally
    > >> >> > run
    > >> >> >> > in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were
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    > > I
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    > >> >> >> >> >> > two
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro
    > > House
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    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    > >> >> >> >> > and
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > for
    > >> >> > updates
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > each
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash
    later
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    > >> >> >> > I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > received
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
    > >> >> > mode
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
    > >> >> > configured
    > >> >> >> >> > HD."
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into
    > > either
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    > >> >> >> >> >> > safe
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I
    > > tried
    > >> > to
    > >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after
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    > >> >> > booting
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    > >> >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed
    > > with
    > >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but
    despite
    > > an
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    > >> >> >> >> > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > she
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
    > >> >> >> > have
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> > another
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what
    the
    > >> >> > problem
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive
    > >> > problem?
    > >> >> >> > Any
    > >> >> >> >> >> > ideas
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> would
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to
    > > purchase
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
    > >> >> > new
    > >> >> >> >> >> > computer.
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
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    >
  26. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Due to the error messages about my display driver, I downloaded and
    installed the latest NVIDIA driver from their website. Now my computer
    freezes at the Windows ME screen and refuses to boot up either normally or
    in safe mode. :-(


    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:TG8Sd.31492$nC5.13540@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > I installed Sygate Personal Firewall to replace ZoneAlarm, but when I try
    to
    > boot into safe mode, I get exactly the same system file error message I
    got
    > before except for: "VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
    > "0028," service 800A."
    >
    >
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:OvAoki5FFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > > That error looks like a checksum error - which means that the file is
    > > corrupted (or the checksummer is!)
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > >
    > > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > >
    > > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
    NG's
    > >
    > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > news:xX6Sd.31458$nC5.24130@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the
    > > >WinME/ZA
    > > > conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the error
    > > > message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I
    > Googled
    > > > that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any
    > light
    > > > on the problem?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > > >> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if
    your
    > > >> hardware supports it.
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
    > > >>
    > > >> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
    > > >> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me

    > the
    > > > reg
    > > >> file, if you want - my email is valid)
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >> 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
    > > >>
    > > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > >> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply!
    Unfortunately
    > it
    > > >> >did
    > > >> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
    > > >> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > >> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna
    > fash
    > > >> >> yersen' yet!!)
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> In Normal Mode,
    > > >> >> Start|Run
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> SCANREG
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the
    > offer!!!!
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> then again,
    > > >> >> Start|run
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> SCANREG /FIX
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
    > > >> > way............see
    > > >> >> what happens after that.
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> --
    > > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    to
    > > > NG's
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get
    > that
    > > >> > error
    > > >> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm
    > Alarm,
    > > >> >> > Hotsync,
    > > >> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I
    > can
    > > > see
    > > >> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if
    this
    > > >> > occurs?
    > > >> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the
    OS?
    > > > Do
    > > >> >> > I
    > > >> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > Thanks again.
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> > news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    > > >> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> --
    > > >> >> >> 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
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> > Noel--
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message
    that
    > my
    > > >> >> > display
    > > >> >> >> > is
    > > >> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally
    to
    > > > the
    > > >> >> >> > desktop.
    > > >> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer
    > caused
    > > >> > this
    > > >> >> >> > error
    > > >> >> >> > message?
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the
    > > >> >> >> > exact
    > > >> > same
    > > >> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a
    problem
    > > > with
    > > >> > a
    > > >> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
    > may
    > > > be
    > > >> >> >> > able
    > > >> >> >> > to
    > > >> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
    VxD
    > > >> > dynamic
    > > >> >> >> > link
    > > >> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to
    device
    > > >> > number
    > > >> >> > 28,
    > > >> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
    > Windows
    > > >> > Setup
    > > >> >> > to
    > > >> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > Herman
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    message
    > > >> >> >> > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> >> Urk!
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> OK
    > > >> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem -
    if
    > > >> >> >> >> so,
    > > >> > then
    > > >> >> >> >> use
    > > >> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
    > > >> >> >> > composition!! -
    > > >> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> --
    > > >> >> >> >> 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
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > >> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > message
    > > >> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    > > >> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
    > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> --
    > > >> >> >> >> >> 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
    > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager
    is
    > > > also
    > > >> >> > empty
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > except
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > > > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if
    > > > present
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> required
    > > >> >> >> > drivers -
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> --
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> 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
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > > > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e.
    Computer.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
    > > >> >> >> >> > doesn't
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
    > > >> >> >> >> > properly;
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > start
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the
    problem."
    > > > Run
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
    > > >> >> >> >> > and
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > get
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key,
    > > > failed!"
    > > >> >> >> > Desktop
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> display
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown
    device."
    > > >> >> > Resolution
    > > >> >> >> > is
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > X
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
    > in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy
    and
    > > >> > reboot
    > > >> >> > to
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > Windows -
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> what
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > 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
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    > in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME
    > Startup
    > > >> > Menu,
    > > >> >> >> >> > scandisk
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > runs
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > gray
    > > >> >> > screen
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> text.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB
    76340,
    > > > Free
    > > >> > 0%,
    > > >> >> >> > Usage
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > 100%.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
    > wrote
    > > > in
    > > >> >> >> > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the
    > EXACT
    > > >> > error
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > when
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> you
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> report?
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> 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
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > wrote
    > > > in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using
    instructions
    > on
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> website,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk
    and
    > > >> > Maxtor
    > > >> >> >> >> > PowerMax
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > found
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> no
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall
    > WinME
    > > > on
    > > >> > my
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> buy
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton"
    <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
    > > > wrote
    > > >> > in
    > > >> >> >> >> > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal
    when
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > you
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> need
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on
    > how
    > > > to
    > > >> >> > boot
    > > >> >> >> > to
    > > >> >> >> >> > DOS
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > with
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >
    >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > > > wrote
    > > >> > in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > > news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD"
    <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > wrote
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
    > > >> >> >> >> > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk,
    I
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
    > > >> >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > error
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not
    > contain
    > > > a
    > > >> >> > valid
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > partition."
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
    > > >> >> >> > times,
    > > >> >> >> >> > but
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > it
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have
    > > > expected.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
    > > >> >> >> >> > Maxtor
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drive
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
    > > >> > 2
    > > >> >> > am
    > > >> >> >> >> > every
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
    > > >> > yesterday
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    > > >> >> >> >> > not
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > fix
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to
    > wait
    > > > 40
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > hold
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax
    > > > Advanced
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
    > > >> >> >> > when
    > > >> >> >> >> > it
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
    > > >> >> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    > > >> >> >> >> > wrote
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it
    quite
    > > >> > possible
    > > >> >> >> > that
    > > >> >> >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > HD
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > is
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just
    > yet,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > a
    > > >> > most
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > irritating
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the
    WinME
    > > > EBD,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If
    it
    > > > fails
    > > >> >> >> > (often,
    > > >> >> >> >> > or
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > first
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
    > > >> > failing.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    > > >> >> >> >> > a
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > disk
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also,
    if
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > > >> >> >> >> > available.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software
    > exists,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
    > > >> >> > with
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > cost
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > of
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> a
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > current
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > > >> >> >> >> > a
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it
    as
    > > > the
    > > >> >> > main,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > bootable
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> drive
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > as
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach,
    from
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > TCD
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
    > > >> >> >> > and
    > > >> >> >> >> > run
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress
    test
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > > >> > HD.
    > > >> >> > A
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful
    > > > (NOT).
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > better
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > my
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service
    from
    > > >> > Fortune
    > > >> >> > 500
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> is
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never
    > > > considered
    > > >> > it
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> her
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about,
    > or
    > > > be
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > this
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD"
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the
    > > > Internet
    > > >> >> > using
    > > >> >> >> > IE
    > > >> >> >> >> > 6,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > my
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the
    > following
    > > >> > error
    > > >> >> >> >> > message:
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> "There
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > is
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not
    > be
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > > >> >> >> > run
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to
    > "0028,"
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
    > > >> >> >> >> > 800A."
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > different
    > > >> >> >> > restore
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > during
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail.
    When
    > I
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > went
    > > >> >> > into
    > > >> >> >> >> > safe
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> to
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > run
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normally
    > > >> >> > run
    > > >> >> >> > in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were
    > running.
    > > > I
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > two
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online
    Trendmicro
    > > > House
    > > >> >> > Call,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    > > >> >> >> >> > and
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I
    check
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > for
    > > >> >> > updates
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > each
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash
    > later
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    > > >> >> >> > I
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > received
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
    > > >> >> > mode
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an
    improperly
    > > >> >> > configured
    > > >> >> >> >> > HD."
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into
    > > > either
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > safe
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I
    > > > tried
    > > >> > to
    > > >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after
    > successfully
    > > >> >> > booting
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to
    proceed
    > > > with
    > > >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but
    > despite
    > > > an
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    > > >> >> >> >> > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said
    that
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > she
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
    > > >> >> >> > have
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > another
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what
    > the
    > > >> >> > problem
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard
    drive
    > > >> > problem?
    > > >> >> >> > Any
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > ideas
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> would
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to
    > > > purchase
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
    > > >> >> > new
    > > >> >> >> >> >> > computer.
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >> >
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >>
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  27. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    I now get a black screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left hand
    corner when I try to boot up. :-(

    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:qd9Sd.31677$nC5.5606@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Due to the error messages about my display driver, I downloaded and
    > installed the latest NVIDIA driver from their website. Now my computer
    > freezes at the Windows ME screen and refuses to boot up either normally or
    > in safe mode. :-(
    >
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:TG8Sd.31492$nC5.13540@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > I installed Sygate Personal Firewall to replace ZoneAlarm, but when I
    try
    > to
    > > boot into safe mode, I get exactly the same system file error message I
    > got
    > > before except for: "VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
    > > "0028," service 800A."
    > >
    > >
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:OvAoki5FFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > > > That error looks like a checksum error - which means that the file is
    > > > corrupted (or the checksummer is!)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > 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
    > > >
    > > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:xX6Sd.31458$nC5.24130@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the
    > > > >WinME/ZA
    > > > > conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the
    error
    > > > > message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I
    > > Googled
    > > > > that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any
    > > light
    > > > > on the problem?
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > > > news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if
    > your
    > > > >> hardware supports it.
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
    > > > >> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email
    me
    >
    > > the
    > > > > reg
    > > > >> file, if you want - my email is valid)
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >> --
    > > > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > > > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > > > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
    to
    > > NG's
    > > > >>
    > > > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > > >> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply!
    > Unfortunately
    > > it
    > > > >> >did
    > > > >> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
    > > > >> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > > >> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna
    > > fash
    > > > >> >> yersen' yet!!)
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> In Normal Mode,
    > > > >> >> Start|Run
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> SCANREG
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the
    > > offer!!!!
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> then again,
    > > > >> >> Start|run
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> SCANREG /FIX
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
    > > > >> > way............see
    > > > >> >> what happens after that.
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> --
    > > > >> >> 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
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > > >> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer
    get
    > > that
    > > > >> > error
    > > > >> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
    > > > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm
    > > Alarm,
    > > > >> >> > Hotsync,
    > > > >> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be.
    I
    > > can
    > > > > see
    > > > >> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if
    > this
    > > > >> > occurs?
    > > > >> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the
    > OS?
    > > > > Do
    > > > >> >> > I
    > > > >> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
    > > > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> > Thanks again.
    > > > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > > >> >> > news:OOmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> >>
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
    > > > >> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
    > > > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> --
    > > > >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > > > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > > > >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > > > >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > > > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
    > messages
    > > > >> >> >> to
    > > > >> > NG's
    > > > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > > >> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> > Noel--
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message
    > that
    > > my
    > > > >> >> > display
    > > > >> >> >> > is
    > > > >> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot
    normally
    > to
    > > > > the
    > > > >> >> >> > desktop.
    > > > >> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer
    > > caused
    > > > >> > this
    > > > >> >> >> > error
    > > > >> >> >> > message?
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost
    the
    > > > >> >> >> > exact
    > > > >> > same
    > > > >> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a
    > problem
    > > > > with
    > > > >> > a
    > > > >> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly.
    You
    > > may
    > > > > be
    > > > >> >> >> > able
    > > > >> >> >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
    > VxD
    > > > >> > dynamic
    > > > >> >> >> > link
    > > > >> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to
    > device
    > > > >> > number
    > > > >> >> > 28,
    > > > >> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
    > > Windows
    > > > >> > Setup
    > > > >> >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> > Herman
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > message
    > > > >> >> >> > news:OtaJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> >> >> Urk!
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> OK
    > > > >> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem -
    > if
    > > > >> >> >> >> so,
    > > > >> > then
    > > > >> >> >> >> use
    > > > >> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head
    for
    > > > >> >> >> > composition!! -
    > > > >> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> --
    > > > >> >> >> >> 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
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    message
    > > > >> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
    > > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
    > > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> --
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
    post
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> messages
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> to
    > > > >> >> >> > NG's
    > > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device
    Manager
    > is
    > > > > also
    > > > >> >> > empty
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > except
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
    in
    > > > > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch -
    if
    > > > > present
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> required
    > > > >> >> >> > drivers -
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> --
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
    > post
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> messages
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> to
    > > > >> >> >> >> > NG's
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
    > > > > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e.
    > Computer.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
    > > > >> >> >> >> > doesn't
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly
    fails.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
    in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
    > > > >> >> >> >> > properly;
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > start
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the
    > problem."
    > > > > Run
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
    > > > >> >> >> >> > and
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > get
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key,
    > > > > failed!"
    > > > >> >> >> > Desktop
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> display
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown
    > device."
    > > > >> >> > Resolution
    > > > >> >> >> > is
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > X
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
    wrote
    > > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> news:O9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy
    > and
    > > > >> > reboot
    > > > >> >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > Windows -
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> what
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > 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
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    wrote
    > > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME
    > > Startup
    > > > >> > Menu,
    > > > >> >> >> >> > scandisk
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > runs
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is
    a
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > gray
    > > > >> >> > screen
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> text.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB
    > 76340,
    > > > > Free
    > > > >> > 0%,
    > > > >> >> >> > Usage
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > 100%.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
    > > wrote
    > > > > in
    > > > >> >> >> > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the
    > > EXACT
    > > > >> > error
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > when
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> you
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> report?
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> 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
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > > wrote
    > > > > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using
    > instructions
    > > on
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> website,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk
    > and
    > > > >> > Maxtor
    > > > >> >> >> >> > PowerMax
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > found
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> no
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall
    > > WinME
    > > > > on
    > > > >> > my
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> buy
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton"
    > <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
    > > > > wrote
    > > > >> > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal
    > when
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > you
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> need
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website
    on
    > > how
    > > > > to
    > > > >> >> > boot
    > > > >> >> >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> > DOS
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > with
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >
    > > > >> >
    > > > >
    > >
    >
    http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb_articles.html#_Toc12861776
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> 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
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD"
    <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > > > > wrote
    > > > >> > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > > > news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD"
    > <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > wrote
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > > > news:dnuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME
    bootdisk,
    > I
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
    > > > >> >> >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > error
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not
    > > contain
    > > > > a
    > > > >> >> > valid
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > partition."
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran
    it
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
    > > > >> >> >> > times,
    > > > >> >> >> >> > but
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > it
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have
    > > > > expected.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
    > > > >> >> >> >> > Maxtor
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my
    C
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drive
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
    > > > >> > 2
    > > > >> >> > am
    > > > >> >> >> >> > every
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external
    HD
    > > > >> > yesterday
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
    > > > >> >> >> >> > not
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > fix
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to
    > > wait
    > > > > 40
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > hold
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the
    phone.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax
    > > > > Advanced
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
    > > > >> >> >> > when
    > > > >> >> >> >> > it
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
    > > > >> >> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
    > > > >> >> >> >> > wrote
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it
    > quite
    > > > >> > possible
    > > > >> >> >> > that
    > > > >> >> >> >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > HD
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > is
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just
    > > yet,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > a
    > > > >> > most
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > irritating
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the
    > WinME
    > > > > EBD,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If
    > it
    > > > > fails
    > > > >> >> >> > (often,
    > > > >> >> >> >> > or
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > first
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD
    is
    > > > >> > failing.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
    > > > >> >> >> >> > a
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > disk
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it
    also,
    > if
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > > > >> >> >> >> > available.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software
    > > exists,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
    > > > >> >> > with
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > cost
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > of
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> a
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy
    the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > current
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> > a
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install
    it
    > as
    > > > > the
    > > > >> >> > main,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > bootable
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> drive
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > as
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach,
    > from
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > TCD
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
    > > > >> >> >> > and
    > > > >> >> >> >> > run
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress
    > test
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
    > > > >> > HD.
    > > > >> >> > A
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just
    wonderful
    > > > > (NOT).
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > better
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > my
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service
    > from
    > > > >> > Fortune
    > > > >> >> > 500
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> is
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never
    > > > > considered
    > > > >> > it
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> her
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know
    about,
    > > or
    > > > > be
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > this
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > 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/default.aspx
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very
    appreciated.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD"
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > message
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the
    > > > > Internet
    > > > >> >> > using
    > > > >> >> >> > IE
    > > > >> >> >> >> > 6,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > my
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the
    > > following
    > > > >> > error
    > > > >> >> >> >> > message:
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> "There
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > is
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may
    not
    > > be
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > > > >> >> >> > run
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System
    Restore.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to
    > > "0028,"
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
    > > > >> >> >> >> > 800A."
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > different
    > > > >> >> >> > restore
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > during
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail.
    > When
    > > I
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > went
    > > > >> >> > into
    > > > >> >> >> >> > safe
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> to
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > run
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do
    not
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normally
    > > > >> >> > run
    > > > >> >> >> > in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were
    > > running.
    > > > > I
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > two
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online
    > Trendmicro
    > > > > House
    > > > >> >> > Call,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I
    run
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
    > > > >> >> >> >> > and
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I
    > check
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > for
    > > > >> >> > updates
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > each
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash
    > > later
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
    > > > >> >> >> > I
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > received
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
    > > > >> >> > mode
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an
    > improperly
    > > > >> >> > configured
    > > > >> >> >> >> > HD."
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer
    into
    > > > > either
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > safe
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS."
    I
    > > > > tried
    > > > >> > to
    > > > >> >> >> >> > reinstall
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after
    > > successfully
    > > > >> >> > booting
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to
    > proceed
    > > > > with
    > > > >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but
    > > despite
    > > > > an
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
    > > > >> >> >> >> > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said
    > that
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > she
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
    > > > >> >> >> > have
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > another
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine
    what
    > > the
    > > > >> >> > problem
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard
    > drive
    > > > >> > problem?
    > > > >> >> >> > Any
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > ideas
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> would
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to
    > > > > purchase
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
    > > > >> >> > new
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> > computer.
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >>
    > > > >> >> >
    > > > >> >> >
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >>
    > > > >> >
    > > > >> >
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  28. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Herman, while awaiting Noel's return, review this possibility now:

    MS KB Q279736 - "How to Start the System Restore Tool
    From a Command Prompt"
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];279736

    Please do NOT execute the SR reversion without Noel's OK, as he may wish to
    pursue some "scanreg /fix" or "scanreg /restore" options first.

    --
    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/default.aspx
    Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    ------
    "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:Fs9Sd.31680$nC5.5362@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > I now get a black screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left hand
    > corner when I try to boot up. :-(
    >
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:qd9Sd.31677$nC5.5606@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > Due to the error messages about my display driver, I downloaded and
    > > installed the latest NVIDIA driver from their website. Now my computer
    > > freezes at the Windows ME screen and refuses to boot up either normally
    or
    > > in safe mode. :-(
    > >
    > >
    > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > news:TG8Sd.31492$nC5.13540@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > I installed Sygate Personal Firewall to replace ZoneAlarm, but when I
    > > try to boot into safe mode, I get exactly the same system file error
    message I
    > > got before except for:
    > > "VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to 0028," service 800A."
    > > >


    <SNIP>
  29. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Thanks, Jack.

    While awaiting Noel's response, I booted with a floppy and ran scanreg
    /restore. After rebooting, I ran scanreg /fix from the desktop. I am still
    unable to boot into safe mode, however. WinME doesn't seem to like Sygate
    Personal Firewall any better than ZoneAlarm.

    In view of my recent experience, I think I'll leave my NVIDIA display driver
    alone and forget about updating it.

    Herman


    "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
    news:%236Icu$AGFHA.3732@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Herman, while awaiting Noel's return, review this possibility now:
    >
    > MS KB Q279736 - "How to Start the System Restore Tool
    > From a Command Prompt"
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];279736
    >
    > Please do NOT execute the SR reversion without Noel's OK, as he may wish
    to
    > pursue some "scanreg /fix" or "scanreg /restore" options first.
    >
    > --
    > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
    > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx
    > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
    > ------
    > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:Fs9Sd.31680$nC5.5362@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > I now get a black screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left hand
    > > corner when I try to boot up. :-(
    > >
    > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > news:qd9Sd.31677$nC5.5606@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > Due to the error messages about my display driver, I downloaded and
    > > > installed the latest NVIDIA driver from their website. Now my
    computer
    > > > freezes at the Windows ME screen and refuses to boot up either
    normally
    > or
    > > > in safe mode. :-(
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:TG8Sd.31492$nC5.13540@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > > > I installed Sygate Personal Firewall to replace ZoneAlarm, but when
    I
    > > > try to boot into safe mode, I get exactly the same system file error
    > message I
    > > > got before except for:
    > > > "VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to 0028," service
    800A."
    > > > >
    >
    >
    > <SNIP>
    >
    >
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