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Emachine ET1161-03 would not turn on anymore after repeated shutdown/restarts due to a corrupted hard drive.i think i killed my pc. i tried to change bios or get upgrade because that is what it says when the screen turns blue when it crashes. i have some success login in to windows but after a while it crashes again and it would take a few times to be able to login again. and then it just wont turn on anymore. like the power is off. please help

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The hard drive needs to be replaced

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When you boot your pc, hit F8 several times. You should see a boot option list. Fyrst try the option last known good configuration. If that doesn't work. reboot and hit F8 to get the list again but this time try safe mode. After you hit enter to try safe mode hold down both <ctrl> keys for a couple of seconds. If it boots into safe mode, try a system restore. Go to Start>programs>accessories>systrm tools>system restore. Choose a date a few days back. If any of these work, go to your command prompy. Go start>run> and type cmd. Then type chkdsk /f There's a space between the k and the slash. It will tell you it can't run right now do you wan't it run the next time you start your system? Enter y. Exit the box, then reboot. If it reboots successfully, do a complete virus scan. If this fixes your problem please rate as fixed. If not, don't rate yet. Add a commrnt and let me know what happened and I'll be glad to help you further. Thanks.

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SOURCE: I updated BIOs and now every thing is gone.

Okay, sounds like your BIOS upgrade went south. First off, re-install the original BIOS. Usually you back up the original before upgrading. Either that, or d/l the original BIOS from Once you've got the BIOS working, try starting the system. I'll need to know more to help you from there.

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remove the processor,ram for 30min and put them back

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Hopefully you have a windows installation cd or a recovery cd. If you do then you need to install it into your cd rom drive. Reboot the computer and you will see a message that says to press any key to boot from CD. If you do not get this message and it goes straight to your boot screen then you should re-enter your BIOS and change the boot order so that the computer will boot from the CD first. Then reboot (if this was the case). When you enter the windows set up you will want to press R to start the recovery console. Select your windows OS by pressing the number corresponding with the listing for windows (most likely "1"). Then you will want to enter your administrative password. If you don't have one, just press enter. This should bring you to a command prompt. Once at the command prompt type CHKDSK. This will perform a scan of your hardrive and fix any errors. Upon restart, your computer should boot into windows. If not, then repeat this process, but instead of CHKDSK, type in fixmbr. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: need a system restore disc for my eMachines

System Restore will delete all ur recent updates after the checkpoint.

Go to start ->All programs -> Accessories -> Sytem Tools -> System Restore.

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