How do i re-boot my computer?

June 15, 2005 at 16:57:22
Specs: windows me, intel

How do i re-boot my computer so everything is gone & i can start all over again???



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#1
June 15, 2005 at 17:21:45

Reboot means restart - maybe you mean format & reinstall? Requires the CD and probably a bootdisk

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne


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#2
June 15, 2005 at 19:20:46

yeah, so like ALL the stuff i downloaded is gone and i start brand new you know?? i have to get a disc for that????

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#3
June 15, 2005 at 20:43:56

So, ah, yeah that's like right - y'know?

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne


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#4
June 16, 2005 at 18:34:45

I couldn't find the thread from a little over two years ago but here's the text:

"Name: Sue
Date: May 31, 2003 at 17:29:44 Pacific
Subject: Reinstall Win Me?????help
OS: ME & xp
CPU/Ram: 550-512

Comment:
I moved must have jared something, having trouble with Me, problem is I have a dual boot with xp on D and Me on C and Partition Magic installed on Me, SO MY QUESTION is I can't do a Clean Install (right) because PM won't be on there, so can you suggest something, I also have Drive Image but its 3 months old, before sp1 was put on..any suggestions on how to get a clean install of me.Sue


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Response Number 1
Name: SkipCox
Date: May 31, 2003 at 21:31:09 Pacific
Subject: Reinstall Win Me?????help

Reply:
Sue,
I use this procedure instead of fdisk or format when I have a problem or virus and don't want to lose data, especially the info I keep in My Documents:

Boot from Me boot disk
At A:\ type [C:\] [enter]
At C:\ type [deltree windows] [enter]
this will take some time
At C:\ type [attrib -s -h -r] [enter]
At C:\ type [del *.*] [enter]
Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] and let the computer restart with the boot disk.

Insure your bios is set to boot off the floppy drive, cdrom drive, and hdd in this order before you start this hassle.

When you restart your computer make sure you select the option to start with cdrom support.

Type X:\setup where "X" is the drive designation of the cdrom that contains your Me install disk. e.g., if it used to be e:, now it will be f:

Me will now give you a fresh install, however the data on your drives will remain intact.

You will need to reinstall all drivers and all programs that ran under windows. Make sure you have your cd collection close at hand.

btw, it is not my intention to come off as condescending. I've noticed however, in my short time at this forum that few people read the FAQ's and other sections that can solve their problems. My instructions relect the fact that I've screwed up everything I've touched in the last few years. And, I'm tired of losing data just because I'm stupid.

Please read all replys to your problems carefully on this forum. Some will be correct, some incorrect. Much of the help you find here will come from people much more expeienced than I am. Unfortunately some will also come from those with less.

Back to the subject, this is a pretty long experience as I have outlined but it is worth every minute if you have data you can't do without.

Partion Magic has always been a fickle program with me. One day it'll save me 8 hours...next day it'll ruin me.

Best of luck and you'll be up and running

Skip

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Response Number 2
Name: Sue
Date: May 31, 2003 at 22:35:07 Pacific
Subject: Reinstall Win Me?????help

Reply:
Skip, your reply sounds good, but if I have to reinstall programs, (only one concerned with is Partition Magic, will it goof up my partition ? hope you did not go to sleep yet. Thanks Sue


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Response Number 3
Name: SkipCox
Date: May 31, 2003 at 23:18:27 Pacific
Subject: Reinstall Win Me?????help

Reply:
It's only 11. PM will still be on your hard drive and all your partitions will remain as they are now. My previous instructions will tell your machine:
1. It don't got windows

2. It's got windows

You'll surely have to reinstall all the progams you currently run under windows in order to have everything function. If you have any problems post back. It's a 100 degree day in Fresno and I gotta make a beer run.

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Response Number 4
Name: Sue
Date: June 01, 2003 at 10:23:03 Pacific
Subject: Reinstall Win Me?????help

Reply:
Wow? Skip that really worked, can not thank you enough, just moved and having so many problems just did not want to mess with a reinstall and this worked great. Thank You very much. Sue


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Response Number 5
Name: wawadave
Date: June 01, 2003 at 17:18:25 Pacific
Homepage: Dave,s place
Subject: Reinstall Win Me?????help

Reply:
you could have just done system restore or a reinstall of windows ontop of its self and saved all your programs and data. oh well.


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Response Number 6
Name: Sue
Date: June 01, 2003 at 19:22:50 Pacific
Subject: Reinstall Win Me?????help

Reply:
My System Restore Froze, lost wierd things It could not even find System Restore, Electrical went out while on computer in Win Me, did some wierd stuff, all my programs were there and working but no scandisk, no restore, and in control panel no windows installed components, no dir x, and no help files did search and everything, yet my data was there and the up screen, even tried scanreg /restore and still had problems, so really needed to reinstall windows to make sure everything worked, so the above was a life saver. Normally I would agree, but I tried and did not work. Sue"


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#5
June 17, 2005 at 16:04:55

if yours is a proprietary system eg. compaq/gateway/HP/etc with a default insstall there may be a restore partition that you can use in stead of a cd..

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