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Windows ME start up problem

When I turn on my computer the screen is black and it says non system disk or disk error replace and presss any key when ready.I have windows ME and it worked properly until hooked it up to the internet

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Take out the floppy disk -_-

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First, make sure there are no other discs in the computer like floppy discs or CDs. If that is not the problem, then I'd say you need to repair the OS. If I remember correctly, the Windows ME disc should have an option to repair. Also, you could get a friend to make you a boot disc if they have Windows 98 or ME.
Other than that, I can only say I hope you have your stuff backed up, because you might need to do wipe the drive and start over. However, you can have someone download and burn a Knoppix Linux CD, and you could at least try to save any important data you have. But if you have to wipe it, I'd say you should go see if you can find a copy of Windows XP somewhere, because ME is full of problems like the one you're experiencing.

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