RE: problem installing jfw5.0

  • From: "Cy" <cselfridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 13:02:32 -0600

David,
 What you say makes about as much sense as anything. Last night we
attempted to install a game on my companion's computer and this morning
it would not boot. Not supposed to happen but neither was the Columbia.
It is a computer and it is software and anything is possible. CYS...
-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of David Poehlman
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 11:31 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: problem installing jfw5.0


I am only going on experience he
re.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grant Hardy" <hardy_grant@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 11:37 AM
Subject: RE: problem installing jfw5.0


David:

It is IMPOSSIBLE that the installation program would have done this.
Placing it on the desktop would have had nothing to do with it.

Grant

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of David Poehlman
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 7:02 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: problem installing jfw5.0

one thing I know may have happened is that for some reason, putting the
installer on the desktop may have fouled things.  I know this was the
case in some earlier versions so it may well have been what caused the
problem. The cure is not so simple.  Windows me needs to be repaired and
for this sight is required as far as I know or at least for the method
of putting the windows me cd in, starting the pc and if it is a bootable
cd and the cd is searched for in the boot path, run repair when the menu
comes up.  Other than that, there are several other things to try.  One
would be if she has an emergency disk which every one who uses windows
me should have, she could put that in the a drive and run setup from the
windows me cd to fix the problem.  Trying another method that of
pressing f8 during boot to see if a menu will come up from which she
could get into safe mode from which she might be able to do a repair is
another option.

This may also be coincidental.  I have seen viri kill computers in this
way so the best solution may just be o wipe the pc and start over.  For
this, you need a system floppy that allows you to run cds like the
emergency disk in the earlier option and just tell windows to reinstall
but first, change the name of the windows folder to something like
windows-old so that windows will be completely freshly installed.

----- Original Message -----
From: "tony" <tsantiag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 8:48 AM
Subject: problem installing jfw5.0


Hi guys, I have a friend who has a computer running Windows ME. She
downloaded jfw 5.0 from the Freedom scientific website and tried to
install it. Well, she double-clicked the icon on the desktop, saw an
hour glass and heard the computer rumbling. Here comes the good part.
She then saw all of her desktop icons disappear, all except the system
files. The computer stopped rumbling, the icons were gone so she
rebooted. She the got a message saying, invalid system disk, try another
and hit any key to continue. Well, there was no disk in the floppy drive
or in the cdrom drive, so she tried to reboot again and got the same
thing. Windows will not start. Has anyone ever had this problem with a
downloaded version of jfw? If anyone can help with this, it would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks Tony

tsantiag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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