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EMachine T3120 keeps rebooting

After loading a copy of Norton Virus protection my computer would not boot up. I then tried to restore it to a previous known operating point, but couldn't because there were no previous points listed. I then tried to do a system recovery with what I believed to be the correct recovery disk made for my computer. The disk seemed to load but continues to reboot in a loop. Those anyone have thoughts on what might be occurring and a fix for it? Also if I don't have the right recovery disk or a hard copy of windows XP home edition to reload is there a web site that I can visit to download the proper software?

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  • ddj6034 Feb 07, 2009

    No, I can get to the safe mode screen but once I hit enter it reboots.

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The first time that you run the XP install, when the computer boots you will see "press any key to boot from cd". Do that, let Windows load it's files, etc., then it reboots by itself. When that happens and the computer is starting back up DO NOT respond to the "press any key to boot from cd". Just let it go and Windows will continue by itself. You are not the first or the last to have that problem.
If this does not solve you problem, please do not rate this post until other solutions have been explored, as hardware issues can cause the same problem(s), but try this first.
If you have the wrong disk, there isn't much recourse other than buying a new disk :-(

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    By any chance did you run the Norton, find a virus or two and tell it to remove it? You may have inadvertently removed some system files. Since you can get to the safe mode screen you should be able to use the Windows disk to fix this. Insert your installation cd in the drive. When you get to the welcome screen select "to repair a Windows XP installation using recovery console, press R"
    It will take you to the command line. Once there, type in the following: sfc/scannow and let it run. Then re-boot. That should fix it.
    Also, did you have a different antivirus program installed before the Norton? If so, did you uninstall it first?

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    Bob Feb 21, 2009

    Thanks for the positive feedback.. not only did you increase my rating,but many people now have a fast, free, accurate solution to this problem via Google.

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You can manually download drivers from eMachine's site: http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html

The operating system, you'll need a disk...and product key.

Sounds like a reformat may be your only option at this point. How far will the machine boot up? Can you boot up in safe mode?

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Remove any DVDs or CDs from the optical drives and then unplug all peripheral devices except for the keyboard and mouse. Click the "Windows" button and then type "eMachines recovery management" into the search box. Click on "eMachines recovery management" in the results list and then click the "Restore" tab. Click "Password Settings" and then type a new password into the text box. Click "OK" and then click "Restore System to Factory Default". Type the recovery password into the "Password" text box and then click "OK". Click "Next" To start the recovery process. Click "Finish" and then wait for your computer to restart. This procedure could take several minutes. Once your computer has restarted, you'll be prompted to create a new user account, enter the date and time and set up the internet settings.
or if you are running XP If you set your machine back to eMachines factory settings, it might help you for a short while but if you don't have effective virus protection your problems will return in short order.

You should get rid of this virus with an effective virus remover.

You can run Bitdefender's free online scan which doesn't need to be downloaded http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

If you know when you got the virus, you can do a system restore to a time before the virus was on your system.
This article tells you how to run it from safe mode http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode.html

Your best protection in general is a complete internet security suite such as Bitdefender or Norton internet security 2009.

More information here http://www.ask-the-computer-doc.com/comp...

If you need to totally rebuild your system and you don't have a recovery disk, contact eMachines to get one.

You might also try a Windows repair install if you have the operating system disk. Follow the directions here for XP http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepa... Source(s): http://www.ask-the-computer-doc.com/comp...

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Once you finish you get mesage, click yes, reboot your pc ,now you can install other antivirus

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Sounds like a sick hard drive. When it starts to reboot, press F8 and choose Windows Diagnostic Test. It will show a hard drive failure if one exists. If it finds a hard drive error, the hard drive is junk and needs replacing. Once replaced, you can run your restore/recovery disk to install Windows back to the condition it was in when you bought it.

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You might like to try a WEB based virus scan before you try a complete restore. :-

Trend Micro HouseCall
Many computer users rely on Trend Micro for their antivirus needs but when you’ve got a virus, sometimes your installed version won’t boot up, so the company’s got a free online scan that can be used by anyone in this situation, not just Trend Micro users. It’s called HouseCall and it’s a free virus scan that you can get right now... just go to http://housecall.trendmicro.com. When you get there, click on Launch HouseCall 6.5 (you have to have Java or ActiveX controls enabled)

Norton Security Scan
Norton Security Scan is the online free security scan offering from Symantec, makers of the popular Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security products. If you want to start using this one, first make sure you’re running Internet Explorer 5.0 or above, and then head over to http://security.symantec.com and click Continue to Symantec Security Check:

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ø First of All Shut Down your Computer.
ø Restart Computer and Keep Tapping F8.
ø Choose Safe mode with Networking and Press Enter. (Win XP or 2000).
ø Run Windows in Safe Mode Click Yes.
ø Restoring Windows to a previous point
ø Click Start, Programs or All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then System Restore. The Welcome to System Restore window opens.
ø Select restore my computer to an earlier time, and click Next. The Select a Restore Point window opens.
ø Select a bolded date and a restore point, and then click next
ø (Note: - You need to choose a Date before the installation of Norton)
ø Click OK if a pop-up window about closing programs appears. The Confirm Restore Point Selection window opens.
ø Click Next. The computer should shut down and turn back on automatically after the restoration completes. The Restoration Complete window appears.
ø Click OK. The computer has now been restored to a previous time when it worked correctly.
ø (Note: - If an error message appears saying that the computer cannot be restored to the point you selected, try a different restore point)
After the System Restore is complete, and the computer starts successfully, update the computer software as follows: - 1). Update the system virus definitions. 2).Get the latest critical system updates using Microsoft's Windows update.
Once all this is Done you Need to Download and Install Norton Again.

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Go into Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. Wait for the list of all programs to load up.

Go down through the list and look for Norton Internet Security. Remove it. It will take a very long time, sometimes 1/2 hour or more depending on speed of computer. Reboot the computer after it has been removed, especially if/when it asks you to reboot after the process.

After rebooting, go back into Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Look for Symantec or Norton's Live Update, remove that as well. Also remove any other Symantec/Norton Anti-Virus or Internet Security programs as well. Then reboot the computer again.

Your computer should be much, much faster now. So now you need a new Anti-Virus program...

I've found in my experience that Norton and McAfee do more damage to some computers than good, besides the fact that they are severely over-priced. I would NEVER install either Norton (Symantec) or McAfee on anyone's computer. Matter of fact, I just had to remove Norton 2008 from a lady's computer today, an old Dell 2400 because her system was too old and slow to run new Norton.

My suggestions for much better anti-virus would be...

- Kaspersky Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- Trend Micro PC-Cillin Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- AVG Free Anti-Virus at http://free.grisoft.com, they also have more elaborate versions with more protection for a cost.

I personally use AVG on my computers, and my family does as well. It's very effective and gets out viruses that even Norton cannot remove.

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