LAST EDITED ON Apr-19-01 AT 00:50 AM (GMT)
Are you trying to Delete WindowsME and re-install with Windows98se? or just re-install WindowsME from scratch?
Either way, make sure you backup first. I know it's obvious, but I like to include that disclaimer.
*** Also the below proceedure should work with both Windows98se and WindowsME. As should the other message.
You can toss the WinME CD in and boot with that. Then you should get a prompt asking to Boot with or without CD-ROM Support. Select the Boot with CD-ROM Support. It should drop you to the command prompt and load a "Minimal" set of programs, including Fdisk and such. When it finishes booting, it will create a Ram Disk with the utilities, either Drive D: or Drive E: . They will also be located on the WinME Disk in one of the sub folders (utils/dosstuff) I think. You can also boot your current Windows and create an Emergency Startup disk in the Control Panel | Add/Remove/Programs menu. That will load the tools you need on drive A: