My PC just died. It started clicking while it was up and running and I rebooted it. Now it just clicks when I try to turn it back on. What may have gone out? power? hard drive? can I retireve the data on the hard drive?
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To do a factory resore and remove all data look at the boot up menue it will tell you to push a key generally F10 or F8 to start factory restore.
However you can fix your slow pc with out doing that by running the command "msconfig".
Go to "run" from the start menu click run and type msconfig in it
next go to that startup tab and disable all. next look for sound and video drivers (nvidia, ati)that may need to be on. and turn them on (Things like adobe reader and ms office can be safely turned off and will still run fine)
Note:Before performing system recovery try to back up the important data like pictures and files.
Click the "Start" button on the Windows desktop. Check through the program list and hit the "Recovery Management" option
Click the "Start" button on the Windows desktop>>go to All programs>>Emachines>>Emachines Empowering technology>>Click on "Recovery Management/ & follow the onscreen instructions Click on Restore>>select factory default settings>>click on yes to follow the warning instructions
It will take 10 to 15 minutes to compleate the process
If you are unable to load windows
1)Turn off the computer/unplug all the external devices like Printers/Scanners/USB devices/Webcams etc...
The moment when you turn on the computer try to hit F11 on the keyboard>>it will give you the options just follow the onscreen instructions.
Generally this is done in the BIOS. When you turn the system on, you will see a black screen with a line at the bottom to hit ESC, DEL or some other button to enter setup. You may have to start several times before you get it right.
Once in the BIOS you can turn the internal Video off. (Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 7050) This system is old and is not worth investing in a new video card. I'd consider a new system.
Before windows loads press F8 on the keyboard to get an advanced menu. choose the option that says disable automatic restart on error and see what error you get. Also try the Safe Mode option. That click sounds like the harddrive is failing.
You can replace it with a larger one, just make sure you buy the proper hard drive. If its and IDE hard drive, buy and IDE hard drive, if its an SATA Hard drive, buy an SATA Hard drive. also make sure after you install the new hard drive that you use the operating system cd to format the drive and to install the operating system.
You need to get hold of a boot CD - BartPE is great for this. Put the hard drive in another computer, and you'll find it more than likely blue screens, as the Drive Controller Drivers don't match the motherboard. Run a program called FIX-IDE, reboot, and it should at least boot. You might find that all sorts of other bits don't work though, but your apps should. Download the drivers for the new board and you should be off and away.
Well the first thing is first. Usually depends on the Operating system. If it is a later version of XP or even Vista. Try to boot it from the restore cd. They will usually tell you if your going to lose important information and ask you if you would like to back up the information. Based upon that you can move forward or not move forward.
Click start, right click my computer, click properties, click hardware, click device manager, open network adapters by clicking the + right click the network card and click uninstall. Reboot the machine and windows should find the card and reinstall on it's own but you should try to have the cd that came with the card or download the driver from a differant computer before you start in case windows cannot load the driver and you can browse to the file to load the drivers.