I almost forgot... to start over you need to set your BIOS to boot from CDROM first. Then insert your OS cd and let it boot up. When you get to the formatting part set it to NTFS or FAT32, I reccommend FAT32, then go ahead and do what I said in the last post. then set it to do a full format ""not quick"" this might take about an hour. I haven't done this with ME but it works with XP so if you have any problems com back and post it here.