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Old 05-23-2004, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having a problem starting my computer, as it stars it says:

(Windows ME)

Setup is updating your configuration files. THis may take a few minutes.

Windows could not upgrade the file %1 from %2
%1 %2

It then repeats 'Windows could not..." once every 2-3 minutes. Any ideas? I don't have a windows setup cd. I believe the problem was caused by the autoupdating of Avast Antivirus, as it failed in the middle and gave me an error.

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Old 05-24-2004, 01:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you get into the save mode?

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Old 05-24-2004, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Couldnt load in safe mode- did get it to load.

Howver, now the computer seems to have failed completely. If I install XP over ME, will my docs live?
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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probably not, make sure you choose to NOT format and do not delete any partitions during setup. after you save your files i would format and re-install winXP from scratch. this prevents any problems by upgrading from winME. avoid upgrading whenever possible. you can also download and boot with a knoppix CD and boot with it to save your files to floppy disk or other storage.
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