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me: reversing the update

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Hello?

I'm using ME and during its update process

the system was messed up, and all I'm getting

is the protection fault error during the boot.

Is there a way to undo what's done during

a previous step without reinstalling the entire

OS?

Tried with safemode and step-by-step mode

but couldn't resurrect the ME.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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If you can successfully get into Safemode, you should be able to run SFC...which could possibly undo some recent changes. If not perhaps command prompt, but you'd really have to know what you were doing in that case.

For best results, I'd likely recommend safemode and backup what files you need, then do a reinstall.

You could also backup files within 'command prompt', but last time I did that in win98 I wound up with a bunch of 8.3 files :/ though I don't recall if I used xcopy or copy.

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If you can successfully get into Safemode, you should be able to run SFC
There is no SFC on Windows ME. It has been superceded by SFP which is more or less the same as XP's WFP.

It seems I have made a good choice never to use the Windows Update.

Is there a way to undo what's done during a previous step without reinstalling the entire OS?

There might be a way to use System Restore from the prompt but it won't work anyway if System Restore has not been hotfixed.

Try to reinstall Windows on top of itself.

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You could also backup files within 'command prompt', but last time I did that in win98 I wound up with a bunch of 8.3 files :/ though I don't recall if I used xcopy or copy.

The critical component with regard to Long File Names (LFNs) is the

INT 21h (DOS system call), AH=71h API. There is a lot more to say

about that, but for the purposes of this discussion, it's probably

sufficient to note that 32-bit file access is required.

Remember that the DOS versions* of PKZIP, ARJ, RAR, etc. will use

LFNs under the same conditions, and thus might be interesting

alternatives to XCOPY.

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