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Startup! my problem is with an emachine w3050. when it starts up it gets a grey emachine e over a black background. with the boot menu an Bios in bottom right corner. hit either on and it takes forever to go towhat ever pressed. f10 when it does com on it runs normally.

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What OS are is on your computer?


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If you are not booting from a network, PXE-boot is the wrong boot option.

You have to change the boot order so that the PC will boot from your HDD. This can be set in the boot option in your BIOS.

Depending on the type of BIOS, you will enter F2 or Delete during the POST( when the white letters appear on the screen after you turned it on). This will enter you into the BIOS setup. boot options are usaully the last tab. Either disable the PXE-boot or change the priority so that it boots from the HDD first. Please, if you are unformiliar with this, reference the manual or ask someone with some IT background.

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sounds like the CMOS memory is currupt, or you got a virus that worked its bay to the BIOS. I would first try to unplug the computer open the case and find the cmos battery. It looks like a big watch battery. Pull it out and leave it out for a good minute or so, plug it back in, and see if you can't get into the BIOS. If you do not find the battery. there should be a little jumper near the corner of your mainboard the says "CMOS" next to it. pull that out and leave it out for a minute or two. then plug it back in. This will clear anything in the bios and set everything back to factory defaults.. (this does not erase anything on the hard drive, just the options and memory in the BIOS)

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Go into bios and be sure the unit is set to boot to the DC/DVD when you boot up the unit.
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I am trying to change my boot order on my emachine t5226. I hit tab on start up and it brings me to what I think is my bios...but not like I have seen before. Problem, no where is there a link to set up...

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