Windows® ME Startup Problems
Troubleshooting the Windows® ME startup problems
Windows® ME or Millennium Edition is a graphics based operating system, meant to be the successor of Windows 98®. Basically, it is designed for the home computer users and includes Windows Media® Player, Internet Explorer® and Windows® Movie Maker. This operating system gained much popularity in a short span of time but it was soon replaced by the Windows® NT based Windows® XP. One of the major issues that came up while using this operating system was the Windows® ME startup problems.
Let us look at these issues in detail and know how to resolve them.
- Features of Windows® ME
- Windows® ME startup configuration
- Windows® ME startup problems and their solutions
Features of Windows® ME
Features of Windows® ME The Windows® Movie Maker software included in the operating system allows the home users to do basic video editing jobs. The system included an updated graphical user interface and the Windows® Explorer of the system included some of the latest features included in Windows® 2000. The system could be upgraded to the Internet Explorer® 6 SP1 and Windows Media® Player 9 series. The MS.NET Framework supported version 2.0, which was not even supported by Windows® 3.x and 2.0 SP1.
Windows® ME startup configuration
Windows® ME meant to be a continuation of Windows 9x® model, but it had access to the real mode MS DOS®, limited for giving speed to the boot up time. This was one of the best features of Windows® ME, because applications like older disk utilities, that required real mode DOS® to be run, could not be operated under this operating system.
Computer freezing Usually, users complained that when they turned on their computer, it either gives a Windows® option screen or brings them to a black screen on the desktop. An hourglass keeps on turning on the screen and ultimately, the PC freezes. In order to fix this problem, booting it from the boot disk can be helpful. You can try running the ‘SCANREG/ Restore’ from A:> prompt to check if your registry could be restored from a past time. If this does not prove to be helpful, you can consider reformatting your computer to solve the situation.