From memory is one where we boot from the CD to install Windows ME. If you boot a dos diskette then you do that to do 'things we do in DOS.'
If the Windows ME CD does not boot then I fix that.
A friend was given the laptop computer listed in the subject line, with a version of Windows Me installed on the equally partitioned 4 GB hard drive. The system has Pentium II, 48 MBs of RAM, and is FAT16. She was given a CD with Me on it and thought to clean up the HD by reinstalling Windows. She apparently found a website with instructions on how to do so, starting by formatting the HD after making a floppy boot from the installed Me version.
Her problem is that the computer no longer recognizes the CD Rom drive. In this particular computer, the floppy and CD Rom are interchangable modules and therefore cannot operate at the same time.
She gave me the computer to look at and I noticed (when booting up) the floppy apparently tries to access the CD Rom (when selecting CD Rom support), cannot find one, then boots into the A: prompt.
I've even tried to quickly swap out the drives to no avail.
I've had a look at the hard drive but (to me in any case) it doesn't look like a standard IDE socket so I don't know if I can even buy an adapter to load Windows on via my computer.