I have an emachines desktop and laptop. Both had Windows XP. I wanted to format and reinstall on the laptop, but, on the second disc, there was a scratch, so it did not work. Since my laptop was formatted, I tried using the Desktop Emachine recovery disc. Windows installed and everything seems to be working fine, except that, when I open network connections, the only network icon is the 1394 Net Adapter. Neither the LAN nor the wireless network icon show up, and I obviously am not able to connect either with an ethernet cord or through a wireless network. How do I get them to come out of hiding?
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Re: Desktop recovery disc for laptop
Yes, you can do that. I usually just download either the wireless driver or the wired driver ONLY and then once that's up and running I just use the computer to get the rest. Usually I'll just do a "Windows Update" and see what it pulls down as far as drivers go and then whatever is left just download to complete.
Now here is where it gets tricky. I'm not sure what wireless network card you have there but on that page is a section that says other available downloadsm click on where it says "click here to view these results". There will be drivers for different network cards. I believe it will be the first one in the list, the broadcom one, if not then try any of the other wireless card drivers. Hope this helps you and sorry for the delay.
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Looks like you will have to reinstall windows, unless you have a recovery disc. If you have the original Windows disc you can reinstall windows. If you want to keep all your old vids and pics, just put the disc in the drive , then restart your pc, make sure its set to boot from disc drive. install windows on the same place it is now DONT format the drive if you want to keep stuff, if not format it. if you dont format it will put all your current files into a folder called Windows.old after you get a fress install go to C: and look for windows.old
Technically, YES, the hard drive can be formatted as an external (with the appropriate equipment) on your laptop (if there are still files on it, you may even be able to extract them from it) but it still won't be bootable because it does not have an operating system on it.
That would be the part where you need the recovery disc. Windows setup programs from these boot discs already have the format utility so if there aren't any files to extract from the drive, you can skip to reinstalling Windows on the desktop and formatting it in the process.
Bottom line is that you need a Windows installation disc to make the hard drive bootable again, regardless of where you format it.
If it is a new emachine, then it proberly will not let you. There is a problem with drivers. certain pieces of the hardware might no have any drivers that are supported by XP.. The best thing you can do is check the emachine website to see if any drivers XP. If so then follow this basic guide to format and re-install XP on your PC.
If you bought the computer new and did not receive a recovery disc with it then the recovery software can be reinstalled from a hidden drive built into the computer. The steps for re-installation:
Restart the computer
When the eMachines logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
When prompted with a boot screen, hit the Enter key.
After the system recovery program has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the operating system.
If you bought the computer used try the above method. If that fails then it came with a recovery disc but you didn't get it with the computer. The only thing you can do is contact eMachines support for help or purchase a new copy of Windows and reinstall it with that. I hope this helps. If not and you need any help with reinstalling a new version of windows please let me know.
The issue you are having involves using multiple systems,...If your emachine came with vistan and you installed xp, you voided your warranty status...However remove your dual boot and stick to vista if you wanna keep your restore partition working properly.....On a side note theres usually conflict with running OEM OS's on dual boot...typically it doesnt work and if it does it doesnt work like you want it to! so here is what you can do..Call Emachine up and fib to them a bit (just alittle) tell them that you cought a nasty bug and it messed with your restore partition and now you cant restore your pc....request the factory programing discs (if you ask nicely they'll hook you up 99.99% of the time) you get the discs so you can reprogram the pc to factory spec if you ever wanted to. Now use a retail version of vista and a retail version of xp. and create your dual boot, feel free to remove your restore partition if you want (cause you have the factory programing discs if you wanna go back to stock stuff YAY) I hope this helps!
PC angel isn't installed as such it uses the desktop.ini to load its software.
desktop.ini is used to by windows to customise the view of individal folders in windows.
if you know how go to command prompt type in; attrib -h -r -s -a c:\folder\*.* /d /s ( replace c:\folder with the drive/folder of the protected folder ) next type in del c:\folder\desktop.ini ( Again replace c:\folder with the drive/folder of the protected folder)
You should have them from your first install that should work, if not some emachines have a recovery section on the hard drive already that should allow you to re install your WinXP OS at least to factory origanal any time you want to Hope that is of some help to you. Thank you
just go to www.newegg.com and purchase an OEM copy of Windows XP for 99 bucks. thats your best bet. Or you may have a recovery partition on that desktop...if you press f11 when you turn it on it may let you recover from that. good luck