Question about eMachines ET1161-03 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Pc shuts down and is hard to start usually takes 4,5,6 or more t

Pc says to start with m/soft repair process or start normally but always shuts down in either option process. when trying to start windows normally it does the same. after many tries, finally seems to "catch" and starts. also does not let me download any security programs or system restore, even with original backup cd that came with pc. never had a problem until the other day when an apparent trojan "fake generic security" virus tried to infect.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 193 Answers

U need to download win-pe live cd, and burn it to a cd, boot it, and get into the live system, there you will find some utilities that can help.
the idea is, to scan the drive with a live cd, where the virus is not loaded....

Posted on May 11, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

STARTING UP PROBLEM WITH MY SAMSUNG GT19100


Hi Adil,
Do you happen to know when this issue started? Usually restarting or shutting down phone resolve the issue. If not you may want to do reset ( soft or hard ).

When a Samsung cell phone becomes unresponsive or when the device slows to a crawl, a reset may be in order. There are two primary methods used to reset the phone. Users should always start with the soft reset when the phone locks up or programs slow down due to memory or software response issues. A soft reset is akin to a reboot of the machine and usually solves most problems without any loss of user data. A hard, or master, reset is required when the phone completely locks up and becomes unresponsive to any cellular signals. This second and more drastic reset deletes all personal data, preferences and settings so that the device is restored to the original factory configuration.
Perform a Soft Reset
Step 1 Press and hold the power button for 10 to 20 seconds.
Step 2 Release the power button and tap the "Power Off" option under the "Device Options" menu that appears. Tap "OK" to initiate the shutdown.
Step 3 Press the power button again to restart the device.
Perform a Hard (Master) Reset
Step 1 Tap the "Menu" key from the home screen and then tap "Settings."
Step 2 Go to "Privacy" and tap "Factory Data Reset" to review the Factory Data Reset information.
Step 3 Review the Factory Reset options. Place a check next to "Format USB Storage" to clear your device of user data, such as music, pictures and other account settings.
Step 4 Review the disclaimer and verify your changes before tapping "Reset phone."
Step 5 Tap the "Erase Everything" or "Yes" buttons to confirm the reset the phone to factory settings. The device initiates the restoration process to the original factory configuration.
Perform an Alternative Soft Reset
Step 1 Power off the phone. If the phone does not turn off, remove the back cover of the phone and take out the battery. Wait between 10 and 30 seconds and then replace both the battery and the cover to restart the device.
Step 2 Simultaneously hold down the power/lock keys.
Step 3 Release the keys when the Android screen appears.

Apr 29, 2014 | Samsung Cell Phones

1 Answer

SAMSUNG GT19100 STARTING UP PROBLEM


Hi Adil,
Do you happen to know when this issue started? Usually restarting or shutting down phone resolve the issue. If not you may want to do reset ( soft or hard ).

When a Samsung cell phone becomes unresponsive or when the device slows to a crawl, a reset may be in order. There are two primary methods used to reset the phone. Users should always start with the soft reset when the phone locks up or programs slow down due to memory or software response issues. A soft reset is akin to a reboot of the machine and usually solves most problems without any loss of user data. A hard, or master, reset is required when the phone completely locks up and becomes unresponsive to any cellular signals. This second and more drastic reset deletes all personal data, preferences and settings so that the device is restored to the original factory configuration.
Perform a Soft Reset
Step 1 Press and hold the power button for 10 to 20 seconds.
Step 2 Release the power button and tap the "Power Off" option under the "Device Options" menu that appears. Tap "OK" to initiate the shutdown.
Step 3 Press the power button again to restart the device.
Perform a Hard (Master) Reset
Step 1 Tap the "Menu" key from the home screen and then tap "Settings."
Step 2 Go to "Privacy" and tap "Factory Data Reset" to review the Factory Data Reset information.
Step 3 Review the Factory Reset options. Place a check next to "Format USB Storage" to clear your device of user data, such as music, pictures and other account settings.
Step 4 Review the disclaimer and verify your changes before tapping "Reset phone."
Step 5 Tap the "Erase Everything" or "Yes" buttons to confirm the reset the phone to factory settings. The device initiates the restoration process to the original factory configuration.
Perform an Alternative Soft Reset
Step 1 Power off the phone. If the phone does not turn off, remove the back cover of the phone and take out the battery. Wait between 10 and 30 seconds and then replace both the battery and the cover to restart the device.
Step 2 Simultaneously hold down the power/lock keys.
Step 3 Release the keys when the Android screen appears.

Apr 29, 2014 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

Studio XPS 9100 - I cannot access the internet from this computer consistently and shutting down takes 25 minutes


Always include the version of Windows in your posts.
Could have been a RAM problem if you got 4 beeps and you seem to have resolved that by reseating the modules. But the RAM error may have caused some corruption to a file on the hard drive.
Assuming the diagnostics pass, you can reboot and press F8 before Windows starts to load. Select Last Known Good. If that gets you to the desktop without errors, shut down normally and reboot normally, and you should be good to go.
You may also want to run chkdsk on the hard drive:
Click: Start>run
Type in: chkdsk C:
Click OK
Accept the offer to run chkdsk at next boot and then reboot. chkdsk will run before Windows loads. It may take a long time, depending on size of your hard drive, so be patient.

Apr 25, 2014 | Dell Studio Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My acer aspire 4741G , doesn't start up, it always goes to start-up repair, but it takes long for that process, then when it finaly finishes it still goes back to start-up repair, it it still...


Older Acer laptops use alt-F10. Newer Acer laptops use F11 to reset to factory operating system by hidden partition faster than restore cd..

Mar 04, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Launch start up repair


Im not sure if you are wanting to get to start-up repair or trying to get rid of it
If you want to access it, Boot system and do a hard nshut down. Restart, you will have the option to Launch start up repair or to start windows normally
If you are getting the option screen unwanted, this is primarily due to improper shutdown.
Whenever you shut down always try to use shutdown, restart options in taskbar.
If in the event you are stuck and need to do a hard shutdown try pressing Ctrl/Alt/del simultaneously
to access task manager.
Here you can end processes hung up or do a proper shutdown

Jun 22, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

1 Answer

How to reboot computer


hi
  • Decide what kind of reboot you are going to do. A soft reboot is performed the way you are “supposed” to do it. For a soft Windows reboot, go to the Start menu and select “Shut Down” or “Restart.” The computer will then shut itself down. Clicking “Restart” makes it boot up without further intervention from you.
  • Step 2 Perform a hard reboot by pushing the computer’s power button and holding it until the computer shuts down. Wait 45 seconds and restart the computer by pushing the power button again. You may have to start up in safe mode, but that also allows you the chance to restart properly or work on programs in a safer way. This method may cause you to lose data or mess up the operation of some of your programs. But it may be the only option if your computer's hard drive is frozen.
  • Step 3 Power down all of the computer's components. Shut off all of the peripherals you have attached to your computer, and disconnect the cables. Then, plug all of the peripherals back in, and restart your computer. This can often solve problems with your hard drive.
  • Step 4 Purchase and install a program such as Drive Reboot Restore PC 6.0 that streamlines the hard drive reboot process. These applications help prevent the problems that can develop after repeated computer use. They also ensure that your hard drive maintains the configuration you want each time you turn it on.
  • Step 5 Investigate what the problem may be with your hard drive. Because of its delicate nature, your hard drive can very easily be thrown off.



  • Jul 04, 2010 | Compaq Pavilion ZT3280US Notebook

    1 Answer

    Computer just shuts down


    Run an Error check on your computer. Process takes anywhere from 1 to several hours, depending on hard drive size, files on computer and number of errors needing to be fixed. Manual steps to run Chkdsk at the command prompt loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
    1. Click Start, and then Run.
    2. In Open, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
    3. Use one of the following procedures:
      • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, at the command prompt, type chkdsk, and then press ENTER.
      • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/f, and then press ENTER.

        Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
      • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, at the command prompt, type chkdsk volume:/r, and then press ENTER.

        Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message: Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)Type Y, and then press ENTER to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

    Jun 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire RC500 PC Desktop

    1 Answer

    Garmin 305 is off and wont come back on.


    You have to soft reset it first, and if not solving, then try hard reset.

    Soft reset : hold lap/reset with mode key for some seconds
    Hard reset : hols start and mode, then pulse on lap/reset.

    after soft reset hold on/off for up to ten seconds before it starts.
    after hard reset all data are lost

    Mar 15, 2009 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

    1 Answer

    I downloaded a bunch of ringtones and a few wallpapers to my phone. Today the screen went out on me. I can't see the screen to delete the stuff out or to reset it. What do i do


    Occasionally you may need to reset your Pocket PC Phone. A normal (or soft) reset of your device clears all active program memory and shuts down all active programs. This can be useful when the device is running slower than normal, or a program is not performing properly. A soft reset is also necessary after the installation of some programs. If a soft reset is performed when programs are running, unsaved work will be lost.
    To perform a soft reset:
    o Use the stylus to lightly press and hold the RESET button on the bottom of your device. The device restarts, and then displays the Today screen.
    Warning! Always turn off your device before performing a soft reset or installing/replacing the battery.
    You can also perform a hard reset (also known as a full reset). A hard reset should be performed only if a normal reset does not solve a system problem. After a hard reset, the device is restored to its default settings-the way it was when you first purchased it and turned it on. Any programs you installed, data you entered, and settings you customized on the device will be lost. Only Windows Mobile software and other pre-installed programs will remain
    To perform a hard reset:
    1. Press and hold both soft keys on the device. Keep these keys pressed, and at the same time, use the stylus to lightly press and hold the RESET button on the bottom of your device.
    2. Release the stylus but keep the soft keys pressed when you see the following message on your device screen. "Do you want to erase all user data and restore to manufacture default?" will appear.
    3. Slide open the hardware keyboard, and press R to restore to factory default or press X to exit the hard reset process.
    Hope this helps, let me know if I can help you with anything else.
    JimmyC

    Mar 03, 2009 | UTStarcom Blitz Cell Phone

    2 Answers

    3680-2682 ACEER ONCE THE COMPUTER TURNS ON IT ASKS DO YOU WANT TO START WINDOWS NORMALLY...YES IS THE ANSWER...THEN IS STARTS CONFIGURING UPDATES...THEN IT SHUTS DOWN...THE PROCESS CONTINUES. I LEFT...


    Hi Teeortay,

    Here are the possibilities:
    1) Hard drive has too many read element failures
    or
    2) windows system files needs repairing or operating system needs re-installation.

    Try these:
    1) Reboot your pc and get into BIOS. Then set to default setting and save. Then try booting. If this does not fix issue, take next step.
    2) Insert the operating system cd and go thru the repair process.

    This should fix your issue and good luck.

    Jul 27, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    eMachines ET1161-03 PC Desktop Logo

    Related Topics:

    138 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top eMachines Computers & Internet Experts

    Doctor PC
    Doctor PC

    Level 3 Expert

    7733 Answers

    Avishek Samaddar
    Avishek Samaddar

    Level 3 Expert

    639 Answers

    Les Dickinson
    Les Dickinson

    Level 3 Expert

    18402 Answers

    Are you an eMachines Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...