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Cannot load os

I have an emachine e5310. I was using FreeRAM XP Pro when the computer froze. I turned it off and when I tried to turn it back on, it says it cannot load the os. Any help? The os is windows xp.

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  • FoxyRockie Feb 04, 2009

    I do not have a copy of the disk with XP on it. How do I get a copy of it?

  • FoxyRockie Feb 04, 2009

    I bought the computer second hand so theres no way Id have the disk. But the registration number of my copy of windows is on the underside of the lap top. Shouldnt that be enough for me to get another copy? And I assumed you could download it somewhere? From what I gather, once I insert the disk, it will give me the option to repair it? And also, will this delete files on my computer, because like most people, almost my entire life is on there.

  • FoxyRockie Feb 04, 2009

    I have no idea how to backup anything on the computer. Is there a way to save the files before reinstalling XP? Will it ask me to back up everything before doing the reapir? Also, I have found out you cant really download XP anywhere. Or Im sure you can but I dont wanna spend all day looking and maybe end up downloading anything xtra with it from some shady site. Right now Im on my Desktop PC that also runs XP. How do I create an XP disk from the XP on my PC?

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If you have your operating system disc. Then insert it in the cd drive and start up. You may have to change your BIOS to have it start from the CD drive. Allow your cd to run for a few minutes. Eventually it will stop and ask you if you want to load the operating system or if you want to repair it. Choose repair. That will fix your problem and allow you to get into Windows.
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    Randall Trahan Feb 04, 2009

    Yea I figured you probably didn't. Most computer manufacturers give you a copy of Windows free when you buy the machine. So if you have to reload it then you have it. But some like, eMachines are not real good at this type of stuff. So that sticks you, the customer, with having to buy it yourself. You have 2 options:1) you can contact emachines customer support and ask why you didn't get a copy of your operating system and if they could send you one 2)go to Best Buy, Office Depot or the Internet and purchase it yourself. Also, check your manual and see if it addresses a situation when you have to reload your operating sytem and what you are to do...Good luck, let me know if you have any questions. I like to stick with my customers until the problem is solved so post to this same thread if you have any questions, bumps in the road or whatever.

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    Randall Trahan Feb 04, 2009

    As long as you only do a repair it will not delete anything on your computer. You can go to the Microsoft Website and see if you can download it. Just type www.microsoft.com then look under support. But you should make a backup as soon as you can....see what happened is your hard drive is corrupted at that one little place that loads the operating system called the Master Boot Record. The repair with the windows cd will fix that Master Boot Record. But if it continues to become corrupted then you will have to reload the whole Windows XP and that will wipe out everything on your computer....so be safe, do backup.

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    Randall Trahan Feb 04, 2009

    You can only do it for the computer you want the files for...all you can do is make a copy of the hard drive that way you will have a copy of the files you worked on in the past..here's how you do it.

    Click on start>accessories>programs>system tools>backup. When you start with the backup wizard it will ask you what kind of backup you want..choose favorites, docs, emails, etc. But you can't back it up to a cd (which is dumb on Windows part). You need to buy you a external hard drive. They are pretty cheap. It has a USB port that just plugs into the USB port on your computer and you can backup all your files plus the whole hard drive. Buy one about 200GB and that will be plenty. Or this is what I did to get it on a cd. Go into Windows Explorer and make a new folder (file>new>folder) and put it under C:\. When you do the backup it will ask you where you want to store it, put c:\backup. after the backup is finished then you copy the c:\backup folder to a CD.

    If you need clarification let me know...

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