It keeps shutting off
I start my emachine up and use the f8 function key to restore the last working setting it gets to the home screen and then shuts off. I think we have previously replaced the power supply. I tried starting it in safe mode, debugging mode and using the lsat working mode. But it continues to shut off. There is a buzz inside after it shuts off and I have to turn the power strip off to get the buzzing sound to stop. I would like to fix this myself.
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Re: computer keeps crashing
Open the case of your computer and try to find out where the buzzing sound came from, maybe from a fan that stuck up, or from a hardisk. Try also to feel the heat sink if it is hot, but with a computer off.
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Using a very critical timing on Windows Startup, usually within about 2-3 seconds after powering on the system, press the F8 function key until you successfully have the timing right that enables you to start the PC in Safe Mode...(the exact timing will typically be when the first text on the screen disappears and BEFORE the next screen appears, but each system is different by a tad).
Look for the option to start the PC with the last known good configuration settings....
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 Please select an option: Safe Mode Safe Mode with Networking Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging Enable VGA mode Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only) Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally Reboot 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. or
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.
Yes because its unusable in its current state-- First try this right after you power on - start pressing the F8 key to get into the advanced startup options and choose "Last Known Good Configuration" if still no luck reboot and press F8 again and choose SAFE_MODE and do a System Restore to an earlier point in time when everything worked good
First of all remove ant cd from drive when booting up uinless you are using a bootable windows disk. if the problem still persist when then computer starts booting up keep pressing f8 until you get the choice to go in to safe mode. Once in safe mode choose the option when prompted go to system restore points and restore the computer to a date availabe wich is before the date of the problems.
Start wile pressing the F8 or TAB key and select the last time your computer worked properly, otherwise try to start in safe mode and restore it the previous day. If this does not rectify it or u are unable to even get there, best option is to Insert your OS CD and boot from CD ROM. Select install, but on the same partion that your OS is loaded on. The screen will display that another version of windows already exist. DO NOT SELECT AUTO REPAIR but go ahead untill u reach the option to repair by pressing the "R" key, do so and follow the instructions on the screen. This will not cause any loss of Data or programs installed other than correct the SYSTEM FILES of WINDOWS. Hopefully one of the above should work....sodeep
Print these instructions before continuing. They will not be available after
you shut down your computer in step 2.
Click Start, click Shut Down, and then, in the
drop-down list, click Shut down.
In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click
When you see the message Please select the operating system to start,
Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and
then press ENTER.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation
that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.
Choosing Last Known Good Configuration provides a way to recover from
problems such as a newly added driver that may be incorrect for your hardware.
It does not solve problems caused by corrupted or missing drivers or files.
When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, only the information
in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet is restored. Any changes you have
made in other registry keys remain.
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