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jgriff94

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Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
« on: January 19, 2008, 12:11:46 PM »
I am working on an old computer for my son to use. Details of Issue:

Compaq 5WV270
Installing Windows ME new copy
Created Boot Disk
Erased old Partitions
Created and Formatted Partitions through FDISK, followed all instructions properly.
BIOS boot order is set - CD-ROM, Floppy, Harddrive
Upon reboot with boot disk, I choose start with CD-ROM assistance
All seems to load ok, it tells me my CD ROM is drive E
I place the windows CD into the drive, and command - E:\setup
it tells me bad command or file name.
I have tried - E:\install, E:\setup.exe, differnet drive letters with same commands.
NOTHING
starts the install of the new windows CD.
The boot disk ssems to have the correct drivers on it, it does recognize the lerrter for the CD-ROM,
but all I get is "bad command or file name".
Can anyone assist. My computer knowledge is limited. Thanks. ???



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Re: Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 12:37:09 PM »
Depending on the CDRom driver used on the bootdisk your drive designation may be different...
Try R: setup which is the default CD drive setting for the OAKRom driver on most bootdisks...
Even though your drive is E: it will designate it as R: in the boot process....

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Re: Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008, 08:25:34 PM »
Thanks Patio for your response.

I attempted this and go this - "invalid drive specification" for "r"

Any other suggestions?

I am prepared to cut a check to anyone that can help me through this. Thanks...
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Re: Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 04:49:43 PM »
At your command prompt type in every letter of the alphabet starting with D: but add /dir...
In other words D: /dir
E: /dir
F: /dir
You will eventually wind up with a directory that does not give an error message...
Choose that letter and type Setup and hit Enter...
   
 
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Re: Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 09:12:45 PM »
Tried this, my cdrom is E: , but it does nothing with the setup command.
I did type E: dir and it read the cd in the drive as:
1 file found
MSMIL ISO 400 MB

Any other ideas?? Thanks

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    Re: Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
    « Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 05:03:32 AM »
    You're using a burned ME cd and someone burned it the wrong way.
    The iso file should have been burned as an image instead of as an ordinary data disc.
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    Re: Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
    « Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 07:01:33 AM »
    How do you burn it as an image?

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    Re: Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
    « Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 07:28:35 AM »
    If this is a burned disc and not an original Windows CD, there's nothing we can do to help.

    I suggest you purchase a full copy of the OS of your choice.

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      Re: Help... Stuck with clean windows Install to Hard Drive
      « Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 09:10:24 AM »
      Boy, I'm really reaching here but if I remember right you need to get into the i386 folder on the cd.  Now do a DIR with a *.exe

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