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Error messages may be displayed when using Windows Me startup disk with Adaptec GoBack software
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When you restart your computer using the Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Startup disk, your computer may display the following message:
Preparing to start your computer.
This may take a few minutes. Please wait...
Windows Millennium Edition has detected that drive C does not contain a valid FAT or FAT32 partition. There are several possible causes.
Invalid drive specification.
The preceding error message may be displayed if you have Adaptec's GoBack software installed on your computer.
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
Adaptec's GoBack software changes the partition information on your computer's startup drive when it is installed. The type of partition in the master boot record (MBR) is changed by GoBack to Type 44, which is a non-standard type. For this reason if you restart directly from the Windows Me Startup disk you cannot access the hard disk.
If you performed a System Restore operation and the system does not restart properly you may need to undo the operation. Follow the steps listed in the Workaround section to restart your computer from the Windows Me Startup disk.
For more information about GoBack, contact Symantec or visit the following Symantec Web site:
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Article ID: 266342 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.4