Bois Boot Sequence

Posted on 2005-02-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-11
I was upgrading a PC from 98SE to WindowsME.  Upon the upgrade reboot I got a missing vmm32.vxd error.  I would like to reboot from a floppy but the bois setup is CDROM,C,A.  The PC bois are Award Software rom pci/isa Bois 2a69jq1d.  The only options I seem to have to change the order is F7 which loads the defaults C,A, SCSI.  They do have an other command listing which reads as follows PU/PD/+/-  :modify.  I have typed this command but it seems to do nothing.  In addition because the pc was in middle of an upgrade any commands given after the vmm32.vxd error all fail because I think the PC was in middle of an upgrade.  

Can anybody offer any help?

Addition notes; This PC was home built (not by me)...... and does have a Travan 20 backup tape but I know nothing about the product and have no idea if I could restore from the tape drive.  The product is no longer support by Travan and I can not find any information on it.
During the me upgrade I did chose the option to backup the 98se operating system.  
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ID: 13410603

First, ME surely is NOT an upgrade against 98SE.

Windows 98SE is far better, more stable, and with far less problems than Millenium.

Try staring in Safe Mode: tap F8 at startup and select Safe Mode from the menu.

Now go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.

Uninstall WinME to  revert to 98SE.

Hope this may help you.

If not post back your findings.


Author Comment

ID: 13411648
Thanks Zee,

The tap F8 would not work because it was in the middle of an upgrade( I know now that it is not a true upgrade) and ME did not finish installing.  I did however figure out that in the bois commands PU/PD/+/- means page up or page down and now I can change the setting to boot from disk( I guess I'm pretty dumb for not figuring that out 8 hours ago!!!!!)  

I now going to do the uninstall from the boot disk and will post back if it works......

Author Comment

ID: 13411728
It worked thanks Zee....................
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