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I am trying to load win me on a clean hard/d about 130 gb it start very good it take lic key # and it gos nicely then it stop and say it can not load it mes sud 325what can i do thank you keith

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  • stkeitheo Aug 25, 2008

    thanks there hanto i will try that not rite now my hard/d is 320 gb and i wanted the bigest partition to be c but i thought some were it said

    that 137 gb was the total for a win me partition but i will try a lower amount by the way i had try it at 90 gb to and it did the same thing what i am doing is to load win me and then win pro upgrade so thanks again keith

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This may not work, been a long time since I dealt with ME, but I do know that both ME and XP originally had Partition limit sizes below 130 GB. I think XP original partition limit was around 96 GB and I'm almost certain that ME's would have been less then XPs.
So my recommendation to start out with would be to partition your hard drive into 40 GB partitions before attempting the install of ME and make sure your partitions are formatted into FAT32 partitions as FAT32 was the scheme that ME was developed for and most used on.
Don't be afraid to partition to 20 GBs if the 40GB doesn't work. Partitioning serves a lot of useful purposes and should be used much more then it is as this one trick alone as done more to save data on a computer then probably any other trick around. Luckily for everyone virii/trojans/malware, tend to attack the C: partition where the active OS installation lies. Well over 90% of the time any data located on partitions other then the C: partition is recoverable even after a major crash caused by conflicting softwares or malevalent softwares.

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    Ravel Lively Aug 25, 2008

    You know because of the size of your hard drive, the amount of time required for partitioning the entire drive would be extreme. So I suggest for the time being at least not to involve yourself with partitions other then the C: partition. Simply format a small ( your decision ) C: partition, leaving the rest of the hard drive un-partitioned just to see if this is the culprit in your problem. It was hard for me to read your original problem so I am making pretty much guesses here.
    Can you do me a favor and re-write your initial problem with your hard drive, maybe I can glean more from that then I have at the moment.


  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Aug 25, 2008

    You know because of the size of your hard drive, the amount of time required for partitioning the entire drive would be extreme. So I suggest for the time being at least not to involve yourself with partitions other then the C: partition. Simply format a small ( your decision ) C: partition, leaving the rest of the hard drive un-partitioned just to see if this is the culprit in your problem. It was hard for me to read your original problem so I am making pretty much guesses here.
    Can you do me a favor and re-write your initial problem with your hard drive, maybe I can glean more from that then I have at the moment.


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