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« on: September 06, 2003, 07:30:51 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Win ME
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Problem Hardware Make & Model:
Error Messages: "Please wait while Setup updates your configuration files. This may take a few minutes..."


I have tried to reinstall CD writer software (Adaptec CD-Writer Plus) on my system.  When I tried to reboot as directed my PC has got stuck with the following message "Please wait while Setup updates your configuration files. This may take a few minutes..."
While this message is displayed I can hear my HDD churning away and the HDD light is on.  But it seems to continually go through a cycle but gets nowhere.
I tried to start up in safe mode but although I choose safe mode I still only get as far as above message.  I have tried rebooting with a boot disk again no use.  I tried "scanreg /restore" again no luck.  Any suggestions would be accepted gratefully.
I am using Win ME which was updated from Win98 so I don't know how or if I can just reinstall all windows or just the upgrade
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2003, 07:22:43 PM »

Hi,

Was this Adaptec software a very old version not supported on WinME?

Try booting using the 'Step by step confirmation" option in the start menu by hitting the <F8> right before Windows loads. What was the last thing loaded before you got this message?
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2003, 09:49:18 PM »

Thanks for the advice but unfortunately I had to give in and get professional help to fix my PC for the first time in 10 years.  
Again thanks and you can now disregard this thread.

All the Best
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2003, 03:12:11 PM »

Hi,

I am glad you got your problem fixed! Can you tell us what was the fix?
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