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RESTORE DISC I have an Emachines Desktop. I am trying to do restore cd. Monitor does not seem to have a problem as it is running a test screen but nothing is coming up when I insert CD.

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The 'test screen' of the monitor means only that the monitor would display if it receives an input signal.
Make sure it isn't something simple like dislodged video connector on the back of your system box.
You may even want to removed the plug and reinsert it several times in case a sync signal contact hasn't taken a hike.

If this doesn't help, your restore CD won't help either; it means that the video signal (there are several: Red, Green, Blue plus two synchronization signals) is incomplete or missing altogether.

If the video connector is attached to the strip with many others, then the video is on the main board (common on lower end systems) and the chip supplying video has failed.

This doesn't make the system worthless as you can buy dozens of different video cards to plug in to the main board and disable the on-board chip.

I don't know how old your system is but you will likely need a PCI video card (check your manual for the types of buss available for 'add-on' cards) to install and then possibly new drivers from a supplied CD.
This is a pretty simple procedure and even the Chinglish instructions are normally enough to guide you.

Until you can see your system's boot sequence appearing on screen again, you won't be able to restore anything.

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