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post #1 of 12
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My dads HP (8+yrs old)computer is messed up.. it has windows ME on it. Its been running well since hr bought it.

This is what it does.. You Push the power button on and it will show a blue screen with the HP logo on it and thennnn it goes to a black screen which says it cannot process the registry do /scanreg fix or something like that and then it goes to just the desktop screen with only the background , no start menu or anything) but the background looks kinda fuzzy as if i didnt have drivers installed on a video card sorta look and then it says that my anti vrius cannot be started up.... *** is wrong?????? virus? HELP ME OUT XD
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post #2 of 12
Firstly can you get into Safe mode ?
post #3 of 12
Take out the hardrive...hook it up in your PC...and chkdsk it...
If it's formatted in Fat32 you can convert the drive to NTFS so that you can access the disk and scan for damages.
Otherwise unless there is really important things on it you might be able to try a recovery with the System disk.
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post #4 of 12
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no I cant get it into safe mode i've tried every button it could be and it only goes into the bios and the bios has no option to go into safe mode..
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post #5 of 12
Sounds like the drive's packed up, do what PROBYN4LYF said that'll help. What hard drive is anyway?
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post #6 of 12
Do note that after you convert to NTFS, you CANNOT boot it anymore with Windows ME. This suggestion is ONLY meant for you to be able to get the data of the hdd.

Do you have the original CD from Win ME? If so, are you able to boot from it and do a repair or something like that?
    
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post #7 of 12
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windows Me came with it already installed i dont think it came witha cd but i will double check that...other than that it came with the startup discs and thats about it...

When i take the hd out and put it in this one i can chkdisk without having to convert it right?
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post #8 of 12
yes, you should not have to convert, since Win XP should be able to deal with FAT32 and the like...

Try to hook it up in your rig, and BEFORE you do anything get all important stuff of it if possible.
    
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by kontemptJC View Post
windows Me came with it already installed i dont think it came witha cd but i will double check that...other than that it came with the startup discs and thats about it...

When i take the hd out and put it in this one i can chkdisk without having to convert it right?
It should have come with Recovery disk...This will help with a Repair.
post #10 of 12
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K well we found the cd's and I just put the 1st one in...I might fall asleep b4 i put the 2nd cd in ....that wont hurt it will it?
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