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Windows ME won't boot in normal mode. I have started it in safe mode and defragmented it and run scandisk, found no errors. Where can I download a start-up disc to try?

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Re: Windows ME won't boot in normal mode. I have started...

Hi Mike

Just waiting for my module to show up...was mailed out last Friday.
BTW Windows ME is the WORST  operating system around. Depending on your PC, I would upgrade to XP in a heartbeat. No more crashes, freeze ups (ME makes more ice cubes than a GE Fridge!!!!)
I'll keep ya posted on the GE ice maker! in the meantime, get rid of ME. Tell your wife that an online expert suggested upgrading to XP, because ME causes virus mutations exploited by pedophiles.
She'll buy ya XP pro after this.... :-)

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Re: Windows ME won't boot in normal mode. I have started...

 can download s winme start up disk here:

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