then see if you can run System Restore. Also, XP has a boot option "last known good configuration", I don't know if ME offers that option.
See this article http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406?OpenDocument&src=sec_doc_nam on starting in safe mode or getting to boot options screen
can't initiate system restore. message reads to shut down and restart computer. have done this 3 times. have windows me. please help. thanks