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Can't boot up Windows ME

by vwm123 / March 1, 2009 1:38 AM PST

When booting up (cold or warm), my computer is suddenly checking the floppy drive, and when it sees no disc there (and there isn't), I get the message "Load Error! Press a key to reboot..." and it just keeps repeating when I press any key. What should I do?

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No make, model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2009 1:42 AM PST

In fact no sign that this is not a PC with a hard disk at all.

Maybe some one stole the hard disk?

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Model info
by vwm123 / March 1, 2009 2:35 AM PST
In reply to: No make, model.

This is a Gateway, circa 2000, 20 GB HD, 800 MHz processor, 640 KB base memory, 127 MB ext. memory. Will not boot! Any suggestions?

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Try reinstalling the OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2009 2:40 AM PST
In reply to: Model info

But as it stands, it sounds like a failed hard disk.

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Floppy Drive
by johnpol78 / March 17, 2009 8:40 PM PDT

First try to disable Floppy Option from BIOS and then try to restart your computer.

Make sure that there is is any Floppy Disk is inserted with Floppy Drive or not if yes then Remove and then Start your computer.

I hope It will continue to work fine.

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Windows ME - failure to boot
by vwm123 / March 17, 2009 10:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Floppy Drive

Since my original post, I figured out the problem. I had used a free program called "Killdisk" but did not use the correct option. I ended up wiping everything off the computer, including the operating system, just as if I had formatted the disc. So, rather than spending money to get a new operation system, I just sent the entire computer to a recycling center. It was 7 or 8 years old and not worth upgrading.
Thanks anyway...

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