Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
My computer has been emitting alarm sounds then it goes blank and shuts off. A couple of times it resisted my efforts to reboot it, when I turned it on, just the alarm kept going on but the screen and powering up never happened. Sometimes, I can switch it on and it comes on normally. What could be wrong with it? It's still happening - earlier this morning.
Open your computer case and check the microprocessor fan, it should be either dead or if filled with dust, clean it, it should fix the issue.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First check the cmos (3V disc shape)battery on your motherboard is ot flat, as this causes reboot loops. Also check that the processor fan is free of dust and so you can count out overheating.
Posted on Jan 02, 2007
You can restore the "menu" of the "startup" to how it was before.
The idea is to reset the CMOS/BIOS to the original factory settings. There are 2 ways of doing this:
1. Is to hit F2 again and look for Default Settings, click on that, save and exit; or
2. (Preferably), open your PC and look for the reset jumper (3 terminal with 2 shorted via a jumper). This is normally located very near the backup Lithium battery. Temporarily, move the jumper to the opposite pair and replace back to original position after a couple of seconds.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need additional information..
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
Before I start replacing hardware, I would boot to safemode, and let it run that way to see of the problem repeats. In Safemode, a lot of drivers and software that may be causing the problem won't start up.
As soon as your start your machine, tap the F8 key about twice a second. This should bring up a screen with several options. Select Safemode. You will get some warning, so just click yes on those. Your screen will look really strange, since your video drivers won't install. Let it run like that for a few hours. BTW, you won't have internet.
If that still reboots, or shuts down, chance are good it a hardware issue. Might be your Heatsink on the cpu is too dirty to cool, but the techs you took it to should have cleaned that.
Get back with us, and post how that works please.
You can also right click on My Computer>Manage>Event Viewer and look thru the different catagories. Look for issues with red marks on them. To read them, just click on them. This may give you idea what is failing.
A issues that is random is hard to troubleshoot.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
no computer is trash when you are dealing with a software issue.
boot up and tap on the f8 key... when you get to that screen... choose safe mode... if it successfully boots.... go to start menu... and restart again... it should boot... if it wants to do the update let it.... if still nothing.... f8 again and choose last known good configuration
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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