I recently got a used computer, and I had to replace a bad hard drive, Now I try and restart my system it freezes, I can turn the system off and turn it back on but when I hit restart, It shuts down ok but It wont reboot
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You are missing the driver for the monitor. It should have come up but sometimes all the drivers are not or do not activate. If you have a disc for it run it and try to activate the monitor. It could also be the type of hook up you have. Make sure the cable is connected in the right port and that it compatible with your monitor. Might try the user friendly controls on the monitor. Make sure the contrast or black and white settings are not blacking the monitor out. Then there is always the possibility that you have a bad MB. Everything can work and it have a bad monitor driver as a matter of fact I have seen a lot of new and especially refurbished boards that were missing drivers. Also if you have the disc for the monitor you may have to run it again and it should program itself to the MB. Sometimes that has to be done. I have two monitors an Acer and a Dell and every time I have a hard drive go out I have to reprogram the Dell monitor. Try these things and let me know what results you get.
I would suggest that after windows copy all the driver in to your hard drive, instead of choosing a new or fresh installation you choose the letter "R" for and then 1 for the directory. Windows will attempt to recondition or reinstalled missing system files.
Most times when you see this message it means your computer can not see you hard drive when booting. I am having same problem and i my case is mo mother board has issues with SATA ports. You can try to replace hard drive cable and also try testing it in another computer. other than mother board this can be also hard drive it self. Test in another pc to determine is it or not. If no other pc by a docking station or hard drive enclosure and use it as usb external drive and see can you access it.you can use any computer even your friends. Hope this helps.
Drivers aren't available for download from eMachines for this model. But the download page at Intel for the chipset used should have the drivers you need. Computer makers sometimes get custom versions of drivers, but the generic ones from the motherboard manufacturer usually work as well.
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Determine if the system worked before. Determine if there have been any recent changes. Often if a recent change is been made, the recent change is the cause of the problem.
Check to see if your system feels warm and check the processor for overheating. NOTE: Use extreme caution when checking for heat, since you can be easily burned.
Make sure that the power supply fan is running properly and any other external case fans are running properly. Make sure that the air intakes for the external fans are unobstructed and have at least several inches away from walls and other items.
Make sure the fans on the processor are connected properly and running.
Make sure that the thermal interface material or the thermal grease is applied properly.
Disable thermal measurements and power saving features in the BIOS setup program.
Update the system BIOS to the newest version. In addition, check to see if your system has a firmware that could also be updated to the newest version. Refer to your motherboard documentation.
Check the BIOS using the BIOS/CMOS setup utility, particularly the boot order. Make sure that your system is detecting all of the drives and make sure that the drive you are trying to boot is listed.
Do not overclock your system. Your system can become unreliable, may shorten the life of your PC components, may damage your PC components and may void your warranty.
Check the BIOS using the BIOS/CMOS setup utility, especially the RAM settings.
Suggest running ScanDisk to see if your hard drive has a lot of lost clusters and other anomalies. If you don't properly shutdown your computer using the Start button shutdown option, you may see some lost clusters and possible bad clusters.
Suggest running an updated virus checker to see if your system is affected by a virus.
Suggest reloading the OS, drivers or program.
Suggest reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling everything
Verify that your chassis/case and power supply is appropriate for the processor model and frequency and the motherboard you are planning to use. For Intel Pentium® processor 4 based systems, you should be using an AXT12V, SFX12V or PS3-12V power supply.
Just check to make sure that the CD-ROM drive has all its cords properly attatched. It sounds like there is either a driver conflict of some sort or a power failire in your system causing the BIOS to restart the machine. Check all power cables and if you recently updated the driver to the drive, roll it back. If your problem is still not sorted, try disconnecting the floppy drive or something from the mother board and power, see if the power supply is being overloaded. Or, you may need to simply purchase a new CD-ROM drive, would probabaly be your best bet.