Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

Windows XP won't finish setting up.

I used a wipe drive cd and erased my computer's hard drive. I am now trying to install the stuff back into the computer using the restore cd's. The restore went fine. I was setting up the windows xp and I can get as far as "the computers name" screen and when I press next it will not continue. It always stops at this point. What do I need to do?

Posted by on

  • babyhogg Apr 26, 2008

    Tell me step by step how to do that?? I am not that great with computers.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 85 Answers

Refomat the hard drive to reprepare the sectors of the drive.i knowafter that the installation should go smoothly

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Bought a used Dell Dimension 2400 and I'm trying to erase it with all of her information because her bank stuff and all that is on here and I don't want to be responsible and so I'd like to erase this and...


Go to the link posted below and download (free) DBAN disk wiper. It will be an image (ISO) and then burn it to a CD or DVD disk. IMPORTANT: Make sure you have the BIOS set to CD=First Boot Device.
Now insert the CD or DVD in your driver and reboot. Choose "Automatic". Let it run, it will take a while so go and watch a movie or something. It will wipe the drive including partition. It would take the equivalent of the FBI to recover any data off the hard drive once it is finished, this is a pro low-level data remover.
http://www.dban.org/download
click the red "DOWNLOAD" button.
Incidentally, before you install Windows7 I strongly suggest you run the (free) Microsoft system analyzer to make sure W7 will run on your legacy system.
If there are further questions, I hang out at www.suggest-a-fix.com
which is a free computer help forum. Post in the Hardware section and I will be along. This forum is not set up for complicated problems that require repeated, in-depth communication.

Jul 21, 2014 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Unistall windows 8 pro


You have to install another operating system
Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

Note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

Note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults after windows has loaded

your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd

or
Formatting a hard drive to erase its contents does not mean the files are necessarily gone forever. Using data-recovery software, someone still could retrieve sensitive data and files from your hard drive even after you've formatted it. Instead of simply formatting your hard drive, use disc-cleaning software to permanently erase its contents. Disc-cleaning programs work by repeatedly overwriting the contents of a hard drive with random data patterns, making it virtually impossible to recover the original files. Download and install the freeware program Active@ KillDisk (see Below). http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm Click the Windows "Start" button and select KillDisk from the "All Programs" list. Click the check box next to the hard drive you want to erase in the "System Local Disks" menu. Press the "Kill" button. Select the erasing method you want to use from the "Erase Method" drop-down menu. Active@ recommends using the "US DoD 5220.22-M" method. Click "Start" to begin erasing the hard drive. Download and install the freeware program Hard Drive Eraser (see Below). http://www.harddriveeraser.org/ Click the Windows "Start" button and select Hard Drive Eraser from the "All Programs" list. Check the radio button next to the hard drive you want to erase under "Select Drive to Erase." Select the erasing method you want to use from the "Shredding Scheme" drop-down menu. The developers of Hard Drive Eraser recommend "DoD 5220-22 M" Press the "Start" button to begin erasing the hard drive. Download and install Iolo DriverScrubber (see Below). Click the "Windows" Start button, "All http://www.iolo.com/ds/3/ Programs" and then the DriverScrubber program icon. Click "Wipe all contents of a drive," and then click "3.5-Inch Floppy Disk." Insert a blank floppy disk and click "Next." Restart your computer with the floppy disk still inserted. Your computer will boot directly to DriveScrubber. Press the down arrow on your keyboard to highlight the hard drive you want to format in the "Available Physical Drives" menu. Press the space bar to select the hard drive. Press "Enter" to continue. Press the down arrow to highlight "Seven Overwrites" in the "Available Data Wiping Methods" menu, and then press the space bar to select it. Press "Enter" to continue. Press "CTRL," "ALT," "Shift" and "W" at the same time to wipe the hard drive. Hope this helps.



b>

Dec 30, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

2 Answers

I have a old gateway pc and I would like to install a Hard Drive from a Dell pc into it. Can it be done?


Swapping the hard drive from the Dell into the Gateway will not work because the Dell hard drive has been installed with Dell specific drivers and configurations.
When you install the Dell hard drive into the Gateway you need to wipe the hard drive and install a fresh copy Windows XP onto this hard drive and the Gateway device drivers etc.

Oct 29, 2012 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

How can i restore a toshiba equium l20-197 back to factory settings


System restore will not do what your asking.

However there is a way but you will need a Installation cd Assume you have Windows XP


Then you need to borrow or buy a Windows XP Home Edition or Pro

You can buy one used from Ebay.


There are two options !.Repair install this will save all files/data on your hard drive.

Follow these instructions to Repair install.


Boot the computer using the XP CD.

You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.

Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.



When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:


To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.


To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

Do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).


I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".


Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.


If Repair is not one of the options, END setup.

After the reboot


Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.


Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

2. If you want to do a clean install that will completely wipe your hard drive clean then follow the instructions from this site http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/win...


You will then need to reload all Microsoft Windows Updates and find all other drivers and software from http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/c...

Then wham bam you should be back in business.


hope this helps

Sep 27, 2012 | Toshiba Equium PC Desktops

2 Answers

I want to wipe computer clean and start over


What you want is to format your hard drive. If you have multiple hard drives you have to erase all but the one with your operating system (windows), this can be done by right clicking on them, choosing format.. and following the instructions. Then you have to boot from a cd with an operating system (windows xp, vista, 7, linux!) and during the installation choose to format the hard drive with your previous operating system and install the new one over it. Personal advice: Make sure you have kept a copy of anything you don't want to loose!

Sep 04, 2011 | Gateway DX4300-03 Desktop PC

2 Answers

Wipe Hard drive clean


if you want to permanently erase data, use Active @ Kill Disk, then install Windows XP with the drivers available on the Web

Sep 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Dell Dimension 4700 can not install Windows XP


It looks as though when deleting the OS you might have gotten jacked and the rom drivers were lost.

Jun 25, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Sathish_pmssld


  1. You have to go to your bios settings by Pressing Delete key while booting and change your boot sequence to cd, floppy, hdd. Save and Exit.
  2. Insert your Windows XP SP2 disc.
  3. Press any key to boot from cd...
  4. Wait while Windows is setting up.
  5. When a TOA appears, Agree with their agreement by pressing F8.
  6. Install a fresh copy of Windows XP by pressing ESC key.
  7. Install on the selected Partition and Press Enter Key.
  8. Choose Format it to NTFS file quick.
  9. Wait until it reboots your computer automatically.
  10. This time after rebooting, the message "Press any key to boot from cd" shows up again. *DON'T Press any key to continue to Windows Installation.
  11. The Windows Installation is approximately 39mins. On 33mins, a message box will appear. Set your Time and Regional Settings and then click OK.
  12. Wait again 'til the box appears to Enter your Product Key.
  13. When you successfully entered the right key, wait 'til it completes your installation.
  14. Just click Next,Next, then Finished.
  15. After Clicking the Finished button, your installation finishes and loads through your desktop.
*Your vote is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Feel free to ask me anything. I would be happy helping and assisting you.

Best regards

Dec 26, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite P15-S470 (PSP10U-0GGPGR)...

2 Answers

Erase a hard drive


IF you have the XP installation CD you can easily do that, Just set your BIOS to boot from the CDrom then put the XP CD on your CD drive then restart the computer , so your computer will automatically boot from the XP installation CD then on that process you will have an option to format the entire hard drive that you have using the XP CD installation, then just let the installation finish...

Oct 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Assist with an Operating System start issue? PC is a Gateway GT5228


the following will re-install windows without destroying your stuff but you must follow it exactly !!!!!!!
  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
    Windows XP to run on your computer:

    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

    To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
  3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. To Repair Install, press ENTER
    \r\n'); FP_changeProp(/*id*/'layer1',0,'style.borderStyle','double','style.borderWidth','3px','style.padding','5px','style.backgroundColor','#F9F4D5','style.backgroundImage','url(\'edgbkgnd4.gif\')'); FP_changeProp(/*id*/'layer1',0,'style.visibility','visible')" onclick="FP_changeProp(/*id*/'layer1',0,'style.visibility','hidden')" height="21" alt="To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER." src="http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/note.gif" width="15" border="0" /> do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
  4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
  5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2!
  6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
  7. good luck beergut707

Oct 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC Logo

Related Topics:

64 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top E-Machines PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Are you an E-Machines PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...