Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
Sounds to me like there is something stuck in back of the drive that is preventing it from staying closed properly. To fix that type of problem you would have to take the drive apart. There is 4 screws on the bottom of the drive, unscrew those screws. Unclip the front cover of the drive which the clips are located on the sides of the drive, the door will come off then you can take the top off.
From there you look to see if there is any debris and remove it, then put everything back together and hook the drive back up to the computer and test it to see if the drive will open and close when you want it to and not by itself.
It could also be just a bad drive, easiest thing would be to replace it but if your handy enough you can try the method I explained.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If not seen by windows but seen by CMOS the drive must be PARTITIONED and then FORMATTED. OR
IF disk came with install CD run install to assure all needed USB drivers are present for windows to install disk through USB port.
Once USB drivers are installed reboot PC and see if Windows finds new hardware.
IF windows still does not install new HD but CMOS shows drive is present, the drive needs to be partitioned.
To partition new drive type DISKPART at dos prompt or in START RUN OPEN and press enter.
At the DISKPART> ( prompt ) type LIST DISK then press enter.
Example: DISKPART> LIST DISK press enter
FIND the number assigned to the new drive in the list (#), then type SELECT DISK #
Example: DISKPART> SELECT DISK 2 press enter
the info returned in the dos window should be;
Example: Disk 2 is now the selected disk
Type CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED
Example: DISKPART> CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED press enter
Now shutdown the PC then reboot. Windows should now Find hardware and install new disk.
Click START then COMPUTER the new disk should be listed.
Right click on the Drive and select FORMAT use NTFS format.
now you should be able to drag and drop files/folders to your new disk.
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