I am happier with how windows98se runs that winME. After I installed windows me, each time the sojourn would come out of standby or hibernate mode, the USB mouse I had plugged in was not responsive. And on top of that, using the built-in mouse pad, the mouse would skip. Also, at the same time, my dlink dwl650 would also not work. However, these problems would disappear when I disabled advanced power management.
I also one time encountered the low system resources message in winME. For winME I did all of the windowsupdates, office 2000, and streets and trips 2002. For win98se, I did all of the windowsupdates, office 2k and S&T 2002, and I never had a low system resources message.
With win98se that I have installed now, I have no problems when it comes out of low power modes.
To take it apart:
1. remove screws from bottom of unit including 4 four that are in/under the foot pads
2. unplug power, hit recessed off button below left CTRL key
3. flip up keyboard and remove battery
4. unplug the ribbon cables going from the keyboard and touchpad to the mobo - there are
3 of them. of course, be careful.
5. take the keyboard out
6. remove plastic around lcd by using something thing to pry along an edge but be very
careful - it was somewhat easier for me because this plastic was already cracked in
one area on my unit
7. lay screen down completely open (i.e. flat)
8. unscrew 4 screws holding lcd to case
9. gently pry open case by using something thin (I used a very thin knife) to open it up
10. when prying case up, the lcd connector will probably become detached (it is just above
the escape key)
11. now you should have access to most of the unit
12. remove 4 screws holding the drive cage to the case (it is to the right of the touchpad)
13. remove hard drive cable
14. remove hard drive from cage
As far as putting back together, the tricky part for me was getting the LCD cable plugged back in. I didn't realize initially that it was unplugged until I had put the hard drive back in and rebooted, and found there was nothing on the LCD. Putting the LCD connector back in last seemed to be easiest for me. Less difficult was plugging in the 3 ribbon connectors for the keyboard and touchpad.
I am typing this from memory, so when taking it apart, please be careful.
Let me know if this helps.