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Emachines T1840, Computer will not get past start screen

When i power up my computer, the windows xp statup screen comes up, then the computer shuts down before anyother thing happens. I have tried running the recovery disk multiple times. Won't even let it boot in safe mode? Funny thing is that power is still on to the DVD burner and the hard drive still spins, but the computer is shutdown. I have to remove the plug from the back so I can try to restat the compuer only to have it do the same thing over and over again. will not get past the startup screen. tried the windows XP boot disk that i downloaded off another computer but that didnt work either the system will not read the A: drive only the cd drive can be read! Was running norton with everything up to date, what could have happened? Very frustrating ready to throw it at a wall! Thaks for any suggestions Tim

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Re: Emachines T1840, Computer will not get past start...

I had the same problem, what i did is unplug it, wait for like 10 min, then plug in the wire and start it. It worked. Try it.

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I can't open windows pc emahine t1840

If your computer does not respond when pushing the power button you may need to have your computer checked out by a computer repair shop.

Possible causes for this issues include but are not limited to.

1. broken or bad power switch
2. Bad power supply
3. Dead or dying motherboard

All these issues can be replaced / fixed. However microsoft no longer supports windows XP and soon most software may fail to work as well. It may be a good time to look at a new computer, most places offer the option of transferring over old data such as images and documents as well.

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EMachines is a brand of entry level, affordable computers now owned by Acer.
The computers come with the Windows operating system.
To keep your computer secure, it is a smart idea to continually reset and change your password. Changing the password will take only a moment.
Log in to your user account.
Press "Ctrl" plus "Alt" plus "Delete" simultaneously.
Click "Change Password" from the list of options.
Enter your old password.
Enter your new password twice to confirm.
Press "Enter" to save the changes.

Reset An eMachine
eMachines manufacturers a series of netbooks, desktops and laptop computers.
Certain applications and circumstances will require you to reset your computer.
Resetting your eMachine computer is a quick process that can be used to fix problems, complete program installations and access the BIOS or other Windows tools, such as Safe Mode.

Click "Start" in the Windows taskbar.
Click "Shut Down."
Click "Restart."
Normal Restart for Windows Vista/7
Click the "Start" orb in the Windows taskbar.
Click the arrow next to "Shut Down."
Click "Restart."

Change your Windows password

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Computer begins to start up and then turns off after windows xp is displayed. Reformatted drive installed windows 2000, same thing happens


The issue that you experience might be problem of your power supply please change the location or check the power supply of computer. If you shut down your Windows XP-based computer, your computer may restart instead of shutting down. The computer may also restart unexpectedly while you are using the computer to perform certain tasks. An error message may appear on a blue screen when the computer restarts.

For more information, please click the link below;

Moreover, check the motherboard, CMOS battery or SMPS, as that might be one of the reason. Any of such device not functioning properly may cause computer restarts automatically.


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Emachines 180 desktop reinstalling windows xp

Your trying to reinstall Windows XP from cd on your emahcine computer and from what I understand part of the way through the installation of XP you recieve a blue screen? Am I correct?
If so then their can be a couple of things wrong here.
One your cd drive is not reading the cd correctly try cleaning the lense on your cd drive or change the drive and use a different drive. Second your Windows XP cd is bad, screatched or smudged. Try cleaning your cd or make a copy of it on a friends machine and use the new one. If you tried all of these and you are still getting the blue screen repost for more help.


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Print screen key on computer.

On a windows computer by hitting print screen you are only copying an image of your computer screen to your clipboard you then have to paste it into an imaging program and save it. For example ... hit the print screen button on your keyboard -> go to start -> programs -> accessories -> paint -> then click the edit menu and click paste you should then see the screen shot of you computer in the paint window you then can go to file -> save and save the image somewhere on your computer.

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check the ram and hard drives.check if the os properly installed.u

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If this computer came with XP Home, and you don't have a disc, then they would have put the restore files in a separate partition on the hard drive. Do you have the manual for the pc? It's possible to recover your system without losing everything. What happened when you used the recovery disks and XP Pro?

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pull the power plug as soon as the emacines logo comes on
and if that doesn't work pull out the power as soon as the first windows logo screen comes on. it should then come on and give you the option to start in safe mode or regular mode, choose safe mode then after it comes on in safe mode restart the cpu
then it should come on in regular mode i don't know why it works for my emachines cpu but it does . i'm looking at downloading a error fixing program because i'm doing this almost when ever i turn off my cpu hope this helps if not reformat your hard drive andput windows on again it worked last time i had this problem.

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I'd just do a factory disk reload for all your drivers and programs. Sounds like ddl are missing. Good luck.
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Click Start, then turn off computer, and make sure that your computer is not set to standby or hibernate. This works if you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000. Hope this helps!

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