Getting Through ME Setup Wizard after Re-install
Posted on 2004-04-10
I've re-installed Windows ME, and when I boot up I get this bluescreen message: "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You might be able to fix this problem with System Restore. If not, try reinstalling Windows..." Then there's this message:
VxD dynamic link call: NTKERN (01) + oooo331E to "MTRR ",service 2.
I'm given the choice of hitting CANCEL or IGNORE. Cancel shuts it down, so for grins I hit IGNORE and my Windows ME Setup wizard shows up. It's the usual setup wizard, asks for my Name and Company Name, and has "Unknown" as the default. No matter what I type in, it doesn't work. I get:
Setup cannot verify the end user license agreement. Then it shuts down.
Here's how it started: Yesterday I turned on my computer and, after windows loaded, I got my background screen with no icons, no toolbar, etc. I located the same problem here at Experts Exchange, and followed the recommendations. I downloaded a bootdisk and tried to re-install from CABS [c:\windows\options\cabs\setup.exe]. It worked until 65% completed, then I got this error message: SUWIN caused a General Protection Fault in module VERX.DLL at 0002:24 AE. Sometime after this (and after consulting Experts Exchange again!:)), I tried the scanreg /fix & reboot approach, and got "A required .DLL file, WINSPOOL.DRV not found. Error loading powrprof.dll. BACK to Expert Exchange, where I discovered a spate of similar problems, apparently related to Windows Media Player 9. So I re-booted with the bootdisk and entered a set of DOS commands that supposedly eliminated my WMP9 and reverted to WMP7. That worked, and I tried the re-install again, and IT WORKED. I was jubilant, until the problem described above.
I feel like all my information is back there somewhere, and I really don't want to do a factory re-install. But I've got some errors keeping me away, and I don't know how to beat the registry bug. HELP!!! And thanks>>>>>>>even though I'm frustrated, you guys have been great help already.