Every timei try to start my pc it goes to the screen that says enachines then to a black screen at the bottom of that screen it says cant read disk press ctrl alt del to restart which i did and it resterts then goes bk to the same screen again
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Re: keep getting cant read disk reboot
The message "can,t read disk" is indicative of a defective hard drive in the eMachine. In most instances, this refers to a hardware problem and can only be corrected by replacing the defective hard drive and re-installing the Operating System as well as all other software/applications. This can be verified by entering the CMOS/BIOS set-up and trying to manually detect the HD. If it even manually detecting and the HD will not show up, then the defect has been confirmed.
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You need to run the check disk utility. You have corrupt or missing boot or system files.
To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or
a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from
it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white
letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the
percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to
completion. Then reboot machine.
If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.
Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,
music, pictures, videos or programs.
In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when
the options appear.
In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery
console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.
If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.
In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.
In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
The problem seems to be that you have lost some drivers.Put your windows disk in,and reboot from the disk (CD drive((tap) delet,during the boot up process.You'll get a screen asking to slect your boot prioritity set to the Cd then windows will load all the drivers.You'll next get a window asking if you want to install.DO NOT INSTALL,look to the left side bottom,you'll see a repair botton click that.This process can take awhile,so to make it go a bit faster,unplug as much of any add ons you have ie.printer/flash drive or webcam.This should help,just take your time and read befor you click.After windows starts and your logged on remove the CD,try rebooting the system,if it starts with no problems,create a repair disk asap you could also create a boot disk so you don't have a problem like this again.I can help you with this I'd just need to know what operiting system you have.good luck
Not positive whats wrong
butMy niece had same problem can you get into safe mode? if you can
go to safe mode run ANTIVIRUS immediatly
if you cant try this turn off then reboot the whole time hit F11 til welcome screen then type in administrator leave password blank if it lets you in fully run antivirus then do disk check and disk clean up and defrag dont leave till these are finished when fully done reboot then let disk check run when done it will go to welcome screen see if it lets you in should if its a glich or virus
I hope this helps and works for ya good luck
On startup hit delete or whatever button your computer uses to get into bios. Then change the disk boot priority to make the cd drive 1st. Then when you restart the computer hit any key to boot from the cd. Is this what you wanted?
Try this, it may work for you.What I’m going to suggest is entering the DOS environment and making necessary changes to get your pc up and running.
-Reboot> At reboot watch for DOS screen option “enter setup” via aF button option.You have to watch closely because on some pc’s this option goes by quick, so be ready to act.Once in the DOS environment navigate to “boot options” choose safe mode .Save changes and exit.When your os is up go immediately to system restore:Click Start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore.Choose a date before your issue arose.>click next/continue and wait for system to restore.Reboot, and enter DOS environment once more and go to boot options and choose “Normal boot”>save changes and exit and you should be done.I hope this helped or at least gave you some ideas for further investigation.
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