Re: computer starts up until it gets to e-machine logo
I would start by unplugging all devices, drives from the PC. Printers, Cameras, iPods. The only thing that should be plugged in is the keyboard, mouse and monitor. If that yields no result, it's time to open the case and disconnect your optical (DVD/CD) drives, hard drives, and floppy if you have one. From there I would try changing RAM from a working machine that has similar RAM (DDR, DDR2)
You could also try resetting the CMOS by pulling the nickel shaped battery out of the motherboard. That should at least get it past the emachine screen and get you some more specific error messages.
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First shut your computer off. Wait a few seconds (to allow the hard drive to stop spinning) and start the computer again.
Start repeatedly pressing F2 while the Acer logo is displaying. Press it once, wait a second, press, it again, wait another second, and repeat this while the Acer logo is displaying until you see the bios setup screen.
Have you tried a PRAM start?
Switch machine off. Restart> when you hear the first Chime, hold down the following four keys at the same time (tricky but can be done) ALT>CMD>P>R. Keep them held down until you hear the second Chime then release.
If you are seeing the Acer logo on boot up then the machine is working. The problem will be your graphics drivers being corrupt. Try starting the machine in Safe Mode. To do this repeatedly tap the F8 key as it's just starting up. It should take you to an advanced menu with Safe Mode at the top, select that with the cursor keys.
If it allows you to boot in safe mode then wait until Windows loads and then right click on My Computer/Computer, select manage from the sub menu and then Device Manager.
Click on Display Adapters and uninstall the drivers. When its done unistalling the drivers restart the machine in normal mode. It should boot into Windows. If it lets you boot into Windows I suggest that you download and install the latest drivers from Acer's support website.
If you can see the windows logo and get into the bios then it is not the graphics card.
Most likely cause is the os itself, just after post press F8 repeatetly until you have the boot mode page open and choose safe mode, in safe mode do a system restore, goto start bar, programs, accessories, system tools and system restore, and start from a resent restore point. This can can take a while, so be patient and let the computer restore itself until you have the windows screen up.
If the restore dosent work, goto safe mode again, right click on my computer goto properties and enter device manager, in there under display adapters click on the plus sign and uninstall the graphics card, reboot. hope this helps post back if need farther help.
Hi, Make sure the computer is off, hold down F1 and start the computer, that should get you into the BIOS setup. If not hit the F1 key when you see the IBM logo, you may have to repeat this until you get in to setup as you have to be fast with an IBM machine.
Are you getting the logo of emachine when you start the computer, if you are getting the logo then you need to restart the computer tap the F10, then you will get the advanced boot option, select the Harddrive, hit enter, select the option bootable-addon card, then itw will start the the system recovery,
If you are not able to turn on the computer, then unplug all the cables and then press and hold the power button for 20 sec, then try to turn on the computer
Hold the power button down. Keep it down until the unit powers off. Then press power to start the machine up, and as soon as you hear the starting chime (boooong) press Command+Option+P+R and keep them held down until you hear the startup sound 3 times. Then you can let go and it should start normally.