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I have a Gateway computer that runs ME. I tried to upgrade to XP and failed. I am now trying to revert back to ME and it is not working. I don't know how to remove the partition that XP put on my computer. When I tried to reinstall ME, it gave me a message that an operating system already exists on my computer. I basically can't do anything. Do I need to completely wipe out everything and start from new? How do I do that?
Do you know how to get to the DOS prompt? Or do you have an ME floppy that you can boot from? If so, you can run the DOS FORMAT command to remove the partition that XP created. The syntax is here:
BTW, upgrading to XP from an ME system can be very tricky because of the incompatibilities between hardware. On the systems that I have upgraded, I've disconneced/removed all but the necessary hardware, including floppy drives, modems, sound cards, etc. And if you still have problems, consider a newer/replacement video card.
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