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.
Hello there. This problem happens often. Please try the following steps to resolve the issue.
1) Restart your computer.
2) When the machine first starts again it show some white text on a black screen, before the Windows logo appears. Gentyl tap the F8 key
repeatedly _before_ you see the windows logo until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
Now that you're in your computer in Safe Mode, go to your Control Panel
and select Add/Remove Programs and chose Adobe Reader 8, which should
uninstall properly now.
Here are the steps to restore your computer to factory default:
- Turn on Computer
- during startup you will see the Dell logo, press <Ctrl> <F11>
- click Restore then Confirm
- let the computer finish starting
- Turn on Computer
- during startup you will see the Dell logo, press <F8> several times
- select Repair your computer
- select keyboard layout then next
- log-in as local user
- click Dell Factory Image Restore
- Click Next and confirm data deletion
- wait until it finish
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.
In order to change the boot sequence on a Dell computer you have to press the F12 key right after the computer starts and BEFORE the Windows logo appears. You can also choose F2, if you have to get into the BIOS.
On some machines you just have to hold down the respective key, on others you have to tap it repeatedly. Just try it out. When you see the Windows logo, let the computer complete the start-up, reboot and try again.
Once it is booting from CD/DVD, follow the instructions on the screen ("Press any key to boot from CD...")
If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.
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.
Your computer is not getting past it's self-test. If all you get is the logo and you can't start it in safe mode, most likely you have a hardware problem. Does your system have a little speaker that makes one beep when you start it? If so, are you hearing the beep? If not, like I said above, it is failing it's hardware self-test. In cases like this, I open the case and disconnect all the drives and start it to see if that is the problem. If you see stuff other than the e-machine logo, that means you probably have a bad CD. If you do have one of those speakers, also take out the memory and you should get a bunch of beeps when you start it. If not, you are most likely looking at a bad motherboard. One other thing you can do before pulling your hair out is take out the little battery for a minute or two and put it back in. This should reset your CMOS, although in your machine, there may be a jumper you need to change (near the battery) to clear it.
I know nothing about this machine in particular but immediately when the computer beeps...
Generally the "delete" key gets you into the bios menu. If not that, then its almost always a function key "F1"-"F12" Just try running your finger down and back the function row as it boots if "DEL" fails
Windows' boot menu comes up when you hit "f8" repeatedly before the windows logo appears. For older Windows versions use the left shift key and hold it just before and during the windows logo.
Give it a try!