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Hi , When yo first start your computer , hit esc botton or f10 depending on what will take you to the start up mode and not the cmos settings , click on normal start up , if this does not work , take a bootable cd-rom and repair the system , dont reload windows ,..........Good Luck Roy
What OS are you running? There can be up to 3 places in the OS or sftwr. ( have you recently dwnlded. any 3rd party sftwr. since this started? If yes, uninstall it AFTER you go back into it and adjust what you have changed to Power Options, Display Properties, and Administrative Tools), so go back and udo any recent changes, esp. if it is in 3rd party sftwr. do not empty your Trashcan, yet.
Dell monitors automatically go into power-save mode after a preset
amount of time when the computer is inactive. The Dell monitor will go
completely black, instead of showing a screensaver. This doesn't mean
that your Dell computer
has shut down. Instead, this allows your monitor to essentially turn
off until it's needed again. You can change how long it is before the
Dell monitor goes into power-save mode by changing your display
any key on your keyboard or move your mouse. Either will turn off
power-save mode. Alternately, you can press the power button on your
Dell computer tower or laptop.
any key a second time if the monitor goes from power-save to stand-by
mode. Stand-by mode allows the screensaver to appear.
your user name and password into the login prompt if your computer
requires a login. Press "Enter" to begin using your Dell computer.
the display settings on your Dell monitor to prevent your monitor from
going into power-save mode prematurely. Right-click anywhere on your
desktop and choose "Properties." Click the "Screensaver" tab and press
"Power." Beside "Turn off Monitor," choose a time amount from the
drop-down list and press "Apply."
Has it always done this or is this a recent problem? Try this: right click on your desk top's start screen, select properties, select screen saver, select poweer, select hibernate. Make sure that hibernate is checked and select apply. Now when you hibernate your computer will remember all the info you were working on AND it should make the fan run normally on start up. Not all computers have the hibernate feature and it cannot be added, so let's hope yours was built with it at the factory. Good luck!
First try pressing F2 at start up to see if you can get to setup. Also pressing F12 may get you a boot menu. If cd is already set as first boot you may get a chance to boot from a Windows cd. The idea here is to get to a minimal Windows configuration like setup or safe mode (F8) to see if this is a hardware or operating system fault. Two common issues with eMachines are power supply problems where repetitive reboots can actually fry the motherboard or if the PC has a few years use the CMOS battery. Steve Medley