I have a emachine that is unable to boot up. Whenever I turn the power on it stats loading fine and then as soon as it gets to the (windows is starting message) that is were it freezes and refuses to load up.. I have tried restarting it several times and even running the system test but it just will not go any further that the Windows XP screen before freezing. Could you please assist me with this issue at your earliest convience.
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If there is a boot menu you may have to load the CD drive from there and the restore disk will load. Check the boot screen when the PC is first turned on and look for restore option and which key to press. It is usually F10 or F11. If all else fails press F8 on start before the first boot screen vanishes and select the prompt option. then load the CD from there after you ID the drive letter.
File corruption can happen when power is cut from the computer. Put a
Windows cd into the drive and load up the recovery console, then run
CHKDSK. If you don't have a windows cd, take the hard drive out of the
emachine and connect it to a working comp. Then you can run chkdsk.exe
from inside windows to fix corrupted sectors.
If your computer is powering on, that is an entirely different question. Be specific.
Try holding down the "F-8" key when the emachines logo appears, see if you get a prompt for "safe mode". If you can get the system up and running in safe mode, shut it back down from the start menu. That should rewrite the boot sector and may clear the problem.
You must find "eMachine" XP USB drivers for your computer.
If all USB support is "enabled" in BIOS, the conflict is with drivers.
XP is loaded with many generic drivers, however eMachines is proprietary and requires eMachine drivers for most on-board hardware.
Contact eMachines support to locate the drivers (if available).
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There are several causes that are common. The first,especially with e-machines, is they do not like service pack 2 updates. If you have a standard winxp cd you can boot from that and choose repair console once the cd starts to load win xp files.
First, I would attempt to load windows by as it boots, press F8 to go into options, select first LAST KNOWN GOOD Configuration
If that doesn't work then select SAFE MODE. If you can get in in the SAFE MODE, select ADMINISTRATOR no password and try and undo changes that were made.