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Anonymous
December 1, 2004 12:05:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I have a friend with a Dell Inspiron 2500 running windows ME and while
trying to reload her programs after a virus problem she put in a restore
disk from her husband's Dell latop (honest it was a mistake) and didn't
relize it was the wrong one until it rebooted and she was at the set up
screen for a Windows XP install so she quit the install and now every time
she boots she has to select Win ME or it boots into the XP setup again. I
know you can edit the boot.ini to default to ME (I don't remember the syntax
but it's "default=C:\windows" or something like that??), but there should be
away to uninstall the installer I just dont know how. Any help would be
appreciated.
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 2:45:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Have her boot with a Windows Me Startup floppy. At the command prompt type
the follow and press Enter

SYS C:

This will copy the Windows Me system files back to her drive. She can remove
the floppy and reboot. That should get her back hopefully. She may need to
clean up a few XP files afterward as follows:
1. Start Windows Explorer.
2. Click View menu, and then click Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab, click Show all files, and then click OK.
In the root folder of drive C (or the boot drive), delete the following
files: . Boot.ini
. Ntbootdd.sys
. Ntdetect.com
. NTLDR

. Hiberfil.sys
. Pagefile.sys
Note You might have to delete the Pagefile.sys file in Safe Mode
with Command Prompt.



--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"jonzy" <jonzy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have a friend with a Dell Inspiron 2500 running windows ME and while
> trying to reload her programs after a virus problem she put in a restore
> disk from her husband's Dell latop (honest it was a mistake) and didn't
> relize it was the wrong one until it rebooted and she was at the set up
> screen for a Windows XP install so she quit the install and now every time
> she boots she has to select Win ME or it boots into the XP setup again. I
> know you can edit the boot.ini to default to ME (I don't remember the
> syntax
> but it's "default=C:\windows" or something like that??), but there should
> be
> away to uninstall the installer I just dont know how. Any help would be
> appreciated.
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 4:30:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I should have added to my previous message is that if she repartitioned or
reformatted prior to getting to the setup screen she will have lost her Me
setup and will need to do a reinstall.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"jonzy" <jonzy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| I have a friend with a Dell Inspiron 2500 running windows ME and while
| trying to reload her programs after a virus problem she put in a restore
| disk from her husband's Dell latop (honest it was a mistake) and didn't
| relize it was the wrong one until it rebooted and she was at the set up
| screen for a Windows XP install so she quit the install and now every time
| she boots she has to select Win ME or it boots into the XP setup again. I
| know you can edit the boot.ini to default to ME (I don't remember the
syntax
| but it's "default=C:\windows" or something like that??), but there should
be
| away to uninstall the installer I just dont know how. Any help would be
| appreciated.
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Anonymous
December 1, 2004 4:53:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thanks Harry,
I see her tomorrow and do it for her then. She never actually got past the
initial setup screen so the partition is intact and she can boot into ME but
she has to select it from the menu and thats just annoying. I never ran into
this and I wasn't sure if there was a spot further along in the install
procedure that would remove or not so I thank you for your help. You'll know
if it worked by not hearing anything from me ;^)

"Harry Ohrn" wrote:

> I should have added to my previous message is that if she repartitioned or
> reformatted prior to getting to the setup screen she will have lost her Me
> setup and will need to do a reinstall.
>
> --
>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> "jonzy" <jonzy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:28E0AFA3-20FC-4DCF-9998-EEEC2B354DA8@microsoft.com...
> | I have a friend with a Dell Inspiron 2500 running windows ME and while
> | trying to reload her programs after a virus problem she put in a restore
> | disk from her husband's Dell latop (honest it was a mistake) and didn't
> | relize it was the wrong one until it rebooted and she was at the set up
> | screen for a Windows XP install so she quit the install and now every time
> | she boots she has to select Win ME or it boots into the XP setup again. I
> | know you can edit the boot.ini to default to ME (I don't remember the
> syntax
> | but it's "default=C:\windows" or something like that??), but there should
> be
> | away to uninstall the installer I just dont know how. Any help would be
> | appreciated.
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 2, 2004 2:28:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Booting with the Me Startup floppy and running SYS C: should fix the problem
then.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"jonzy" <jonzy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9CD8B0E1-9BE0-47F4-891F-4087212ACBBF@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Harry,
> I see her tomorrow and do it for her then. She never actually got past the
> initial setup screen so the partition is intact and she can boot into ME
> but
> she has to select it from the menu and thats just annoying. I never ran
> into
> this and I wasn't sure if there was a spot further along in the install
> procedure that would remove or not so I thank you for your help. You'll
> know
> if it worked by not hearing anything from me ;^)
>
> "Harry Ohrn" wrote:
>
>> I should have added to my previous message is that if she repartitioned
>> or
>> reformatted prior to getting to the setup screen she will have lost her
>> Me
>> setup and will need to do a reinstall.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
>> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>>
>>
>> "jonzy" <jonzy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:28E0AFA3-20FC-4DCF-9998-EEEC2B354DA8@microsoft.com...
>> | I have a friend with a Dell Inspiron 2500 running windows ME and while
>> | trying to reload her programs after a virus problem she put in a
>> restore
>> | disk from her husband's Dell latop (honest it was a mistake) and didn't
>> | relize it was the wrong one until it rebooted and she was at the set up
>> | screen for a Windows XP install so she quit the install and now every
>> time
>> | she boots she has to select Win ME or it boots into the XP setup
>> again. I
>> | know you can edit the boot.ini to default to ME (I don't remember the
>> syntax
>> | but it's "default=C:\windows" or something like that??), but there
>> should
>> be
>> | away to uninstall the installer I just dont know how. Any help would be
>> | appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
!