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Emachine t2042 I read a former post you had and did the entire process however, when i use my restore cd it tells me that it : cannot open R:T2042.GHO, cannot open GHOSTERR.TXT, Invalid Dump File. It says this in three sperate boxes with ok on each box in the order I listed them any idea whats wrong? The computer works but the picture is distorted and the USB ports are not working.

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    Are you restoring the system by overwriting and reformating the harddrive or are you using your restore cd in repair mode?

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*.GHO files are Norton Ghost images that are used by some OEM's to create a factory defuault image. When you restore this it should set the pc back to the same condition it was in when u purchased it however this will erase all your personal data on the drive.

If you are getting this error it means that the ghost image you are using to restore the PC is corrupted and cannot be used. eaither the CD is trying to read this data from a corrupted restore partition or the restore disk you have is bad (sometimes the disk may look fine- no scratches or anything and still be bad)

Try checking the disk for scratches or smudges but if you dont find any you can clean off the disk you will have to contact e-machines for a replacement disk.

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http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket478/imperial.shtml

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This action will relieve your body of Static.
Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be
SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return ]

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