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WINDOWS XP Can you help? My computer is a PC. Emachine 220. With 2Gb memory No longer operates in the System Restore mode. No longer operates when I use the CD/DVD slot to use for backups or down load information. It backs up to the internal HD but does not see the removable CD/DVD disks to backup to. So When I place the Restore CD in slot it shows on the VDU but nothing happens. Emails in/out ok. DTP ok .In short everything else appears to be working. But I have "lost " something in the system so the commands requires don't get through. Regards Bob (retired Elect/Mech.Eng Designer for space research UCL ) [No, I'm not a rocket scientist]

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Restore my emachines w3507 back to factory settings how do i do it


Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
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Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. To perform a system restore, follow these steps: 1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.
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It is possible for the Windows operating system on your eMachines computer to have a critical failure. If the operating system on your eMachines computer is failing, you can use your recovery discs to restore your computer. Recovery discs come with your purchase of an eMachine, and contain your operating system and all your basic drivers. You can recover your eMachines W series in about an hour.

Turn off your computer and press "F8" to enter the BIOS menu. Tab over to the "Boot Sequence" or "Boot Order" menu. Move your optical drive to the top of the list. Press "F11" to exit and save changes. Insert your recovery disc into your optical drive, then restart your computer. Press any key to boot from disc. Select the "Full Recovery" option from your recovery disc menu. Allow the recovery procedure to complete. Hope this helps.

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How do I do a factory reset from safe mode with command prompt? windows xp


Restoring Windows XP operating system can be performed in DOS mode if XP's system restore tool cannot be accessed because of booting issues or when the XP recovery CDs are unavailable. There are two steps to this procedure: first, the XP system restore tool must be accessed using the DOS menu and second, the actual XP system restore is performed.

Start the computer and press the F8 key when the manufacturer's logo appears but before the Windows XP logo appears. Scroll through the menu options using the down arrow key. Select "Safe mode with a Command prompt" and hit the Enter key. Type in the administrator ID and password. Hit "Enter." Type in this code in the command prompt box to access the XP system restore tool: %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe. Hit "Enter." The XP system restore tool will open. b> How to Restore Windows XP b> Click "Restore my Computer to an Earlier Time" when the XP system restore tool starts. Click "Next." Choose a restore point before your operating system began to malfunction. Click "Next" and "OK." Click "Next" to begin the XP restoration process. Do not turn off the computer or attempt to stop the system restore tool, as this may damage the hard drive. The system restore tool will automatically restart the computer when it has finished restoring the operating system. Hope this helps.

Dec 12, 2012 | PC Desktops

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I need to do a emachine eli300g-02w factory restore on my desktop i have no disc and cannot get in to use the self store to do it help its windows xp


There is really nothing that cannot be done if you cannot get it to restore from its recovery partition.

1. The unit is out of warranty
2. The partition is most likely corrupt.

What you can try is start it with safe modem, then once you at the desktop click on start, application, system tools, then windows recovery or system restore.

If you cannot get to SAFE mode then the hard drive is probably corrupt thus you will need a copy of windows XP. Since you bought a e machines there is a serial number on the side witch you can use after you borrowed a windows XP CD from a friend.

If those are not possible then your going to have to purchase someones restore disk they can be purchased HERE

I am probably going to get negative feedback for this post but at least I am telling your upfront that you might be in a problem that only can be fixed by purchasing a operating system for your computer.

Sorry this happen to you, I hope you leave positive feedback for my efforts.


Regards,

Rulds2008

Jul 29, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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E MACHINE W3118 KEEPS RESTARTING. TRIED TO ORDER A RESTORE DISK FROM EMACHINE, BUT THEY SAID IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS MODEL.


My advice is to not spend one penny on this computer. Unless you have upgraded it then it has only 256 MB of Ram, a slow Sempron processor, a small 300 watt power supply, small 80 GB hard drive, and it is running Windows XP which is an out of date operating system. Spend your money on a brand new Windows 7 computer and sell this one for scrap. You can get a computer that is 10 times better than this one for around $500.

Jul 05, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Can't find my startup disc for my emachine, is


yes windows xp potable CD will solve it but select boot from CD ROM rather boot from floppy disk or you can use windows xp on bootable flash memory or you can restore your windows it might work

May 23, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I turn on my desk computer and goes to windows xp screen then goes to black screen and can't do anything else...what is wrong with it?


Hello.

The most common reasons are memory (RAM) or operating system.

First, remove all memory from your desktop (take safety precautions, such as disconnecting all cables and touching metal before working inside the case). Remove all memory and put in one memory module at a time, boot your system to test to see if one module is faulty.

If memory is OK, then your operating system is probably at fault. Boot your computer and press F8 repeatedly to access Safe Mode. Choose System Restore and a date when your computer worked OK. Note that System Restore will take all your files back to that date.

Hope this helps.

Nov 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Back in 2000 i bought this computer, it didnt come with a disk, but system restore was working fine till around 2006, when system restore crashed and corrupted, and i've been playing my pc from that time...


OK, well since system restore has been damaged and no longer usable. There is only one thing you can do, and that is to obtain an XP SP2 Install CD, insert in to the CD drive and set BIOS to Boot from CD, when it does, choose full install, and Format you drive to NTFS, and go on to install the Windows XP SP2 software. This will then return your PC to the way it was originally.
It would pay also to obtain ALL the drivers for your PC, and store on a USB stick, that way you can install your network video card audio card etc, IF the XP install doesn't have them.. However usually XP will install Generic drivers just to get you going, and then you can go online and download the newest ones and install.
When you do this ALL information will be erased so anything you wish to save Back it up FIRST.

There are many places to obtain a XP CD, you could try www.thepiratebay.org you will need a torrent client to download this...

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Emachine EL 1200 06w Restore ???



tjbrown527 --

I have no idea about the difference between XP Home and "Nettops", lol! But, I can help you restore :)

Reboot your PC, when the very first screen comes up (the manufacturer's screen, the one before the Windows splash) press and hold F8 (or tap repeatedly). This will take you to a boot-options menu. Choose "Boot in Safe Mode", allow windows to load.

When it is finished loading, you may be given an automatic choice of either running System Restore, or finish loading in Safe Mode. Choose System Restore, and restore to a date (on the little calander) sometime before your issues came up.

If you are not prompted automatically, and instead it loads to the desktop, go to Start Button ---> Help and Support ---> and under "Pick a Task" choose "Undo changes to your computer with System Restore". Again, pick a date and let 'er rip!

(you can also find it in Start Button ---> Programs ---> Accessories ---> System Tools ---> System Restore)

*****If you are not having problems with your boot, and simply want to restore, you can skip the F8 way and just go straight to restore from your normal desktop!

Whew! Hope some of this helps!

If you need any further assistance, please feel free to post a comment to this post and I will be glad to help!

-- RT

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Tried to do a restore with restore disc that came with the comput


There seems to be a problem with the operating system that is being installed. This often happens if you use the restore disks that came from another computer.

Are you sure that you used the disks that came with that exact computer? Does it flash a blue screen right before restarting the cycle?

Try the restore over again and if the problem persists, you may have to either order new restore disks for your computer or buy a fresh copy of Windows XP.

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I need to reset computer with windows xp pro back to original settings, but dont have recovery cd, restore did not fix problem, how do I reset to factory settings? thank you


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