What transfer cable?
What it "it" in "it says"?
What exactly does "it" say and when?
As an alternative, could you use a USB-stick (or is it too much data) or an external hard disk (or don't you have one with ME-drivers)?
As an alternative, could you just copy the files from your backup (whatever it is)?
Any special instructions? When using the transfer cable, it says ME needs to be upgraded to XP.