Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
I work with these machines every day, this model was designed after Acer bought out Gateway(who owned Emachines).
If you provide me an email address I will send a copy of the recovery disk creation instruction that we give to all our customers to you. Then once you have made the disks you can simply put disk one of the factory restore set in the DVD drive, Power down and restart and it will boot from the restore disk and from that point on you just have to confirm and agree with the warnings from the restore program to allow it to wipe the drive and start fresh.
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Posted on May 18, 2009
On the emachine el1200 you have to have the three factory restore DVDs. If you don't have the disc you will not be able to do a restore. This is not for all emachine products just the el1200. Restart you computer and when the first screen comes up start pressing F10 for the boot menu. Once you have the boot menu up insert the disc labeled 1 of 1 into the cd drive and close. Then select to boot the CDRom drive first. A menu will come up asking you if you want to do a system restore and select yes. One the process is started the computer will then tell you when to put in the next disc. And dont't worry if you put in the wrong disc the computer will spit it back out and tell you it was the wrong one. Hope this helps....
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Here is the procedure according to microsoft.If this helps please leave a vote for my fix rating. Thanks
How to use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Note To perform System Restore, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator. If this is your personal computer, you are likely already logged on with an administrator account. If this is a computer that is part of a network at work, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. To verify that you are logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin) To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
If the restore process completed successfully but the computer is still not performing as you want, go to the "How to undo a system restoration after you perform a System Restore" section. If you received an error message and the restore process did not finish, or if you cannot run System Restore, go to the "Next Steps" section.
Posted on May 13, 2009
I'm only about 85% sure if this is what your looking for, I had an emachines pc a long time ago...
Restart your computer.
Press F11 repeatedly when the message "Press F11 to start recovery" is displayed.
The recovery will load and display a menu of options.
Depending on how much space your hard drive has this could be a good option:
Full System Restore (with Backup): This options will move all Hard Disk contents to "c:\My Backup" directory and install a new copy of Windows. This option preserves your existing data files, however all applications and settings will need to be reinstalled. This option requires 4GB of free Hard Disk space for the new OS.
Otherwise if theres nothing you want to keep just chose Full System Restore but bear in mind this will wipe everything and replace it with a new copy of your operating system.
Hope that helps.
Product info from emachines:
All programs that were preinstalled on your computer are available on the backup restore discs that you created with the recovery media program, either on the hard drive or on restore discs that were included with your computer. If you need to restore your computer to the original configuration, you can use the backup restore discs or you can use the backup files located on the hard drive.
The instructions for using the restore discs or hard drive backup files are included in the instruction booklet that came with your restore discs.
Posted on May 14, 2009
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