Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

After installing hard drive

My hard drive was installed into my computer and it runs but I can't figure out how to run it to the computer itself.  Its not reading any of my cds or dvds.  I forgot that i need to register it into the computer but I can't remember how to do that?  I have an emachine w3609.  I think its regedit or something like that...i was wondering if you could help?  thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 160 Answers

You shouldn't have to run regedit for this.

I think you're saying it doesn't recognize the DVD player.

I assume you're running XP

First, go to Control Panel/Add New hardware to see if it's recognized. Let it discover new hardware and see if the drive gets recognized.

If not, go to Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager and find the DVD player. Try to Update the drivers. If that doesn't help, select Uninstall, then reboot. Windows should then install the standard drivers, and you're good to go.


Posted on Jul 15, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

Tip

Run Linux from a USB Hard Drive


Running linux from a USB hard drive is a great way to install Linux without affecting your Windows hard drive that is already on your computer!

First of all you will need to download the Linux operating system of choice. For me, I use Ubuntu Linux. You can download the ISO from the Ubuntu website.

Once you download the ISO image, you will need to burn it to a CD. Once this is done it is time to start installing!

*NOTE - I would remove the windows hard drive prior to installing. That was I can make sure I don't accidentally overwrite my Windows partition! You can put your hard drive back in the computer when you are done installing.

Place the CD/DVD into your drive and shut down your computer. Plug in your portable USB hard drive and turn the computer on. If your computer doesn't say "please press any key to boot from CD" then you will need to change your BIOS settings to boot from CD before booting from Hard drive.

Once the CD drive boots up you will be given the option to run Linux or to install it. Choose install, follow the prompts for networking/computer name etc and make sure you don't install it on your Windows hard drive partition!

Once Linux is installed on the portable hard drive all you will need to do is make sure you can boot your computer from a USB hard drive. This is done in the BIOS settings to choose your boot order.

on Sep 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My ASUS K501J shuts down after 5 minutes. I was advised to get a new hard drive. I installed a Hitachi (Hitachi Travelstar 7K500) and and I'm getting the same problems. Any ideas? I'm running Windows...


Try cleaning the dirt out of the fan and heat sink assembly, and make sure the fan is running. Your computer may be shutting down to protect itself from overheating.

Dec 30, 2010 | ASUS (90N804SH021) Hard Drive

1 Answer

I installed a new operating system and the computer would not boot up. It get to please wait, on installation i am installing windows xp home addition


Go to BIOS by press DEL, set your hard drive 1st defult run then save it. After try to run your pc. if not working then formet it again , becouse your OS no install properly.

Jan 30, 2010 | Seagate Internal Hard Drives: ST3160021A...

1 Answer

I just bought a hard drive from ebay as a second drive its a western digital 250gb ide drive but my pc will not recognise it as a storage device but it installed the drivers! what am i doing wrong?


Hi:
often when you install a IDE driv ne that is as big as yours, you often need to run the WD installation software first. The easy way is to go to the WD website and download WD Data lifeguard tools program. you can try running it with that drive as a slave, or you can just install your new drive by itself, and go from there

Nov 18, 2009 | Western Digital WD2500SD Caviar RE EIDE...

2 Answers

How do I replace the sata cable on my sony vaio VGC- LT15E


The problem is not your SATA cable.

It is either in the drive itself, or the operating system files have been corrupted....most likely it is your hard drive that is bad tho, not the cable.

Nov 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Dell inspiron 1525 keeps freezing


next time your computer starts go to a command prompt and type chkdsk/f it will ask you if you want to run chkdsk next time your computer starts ..say yes..and then restart the /f command repairs damaged sectors..that might help..

Nov 07, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

1 Answer

Computer says disk boot fail


If you have not changed any settings in the bios, then you may have a bad hard drive.

Did you just install a new hard drive? If so, you will need to install the OS, which means you will need a Microsoft Windows Install CD. If you have not, and the computer has previously been running fine, with no hardware changes or bios changes, then your hard drive probably failed. You can run a windows boot disk, and at a command prompt type:

chkdsk c: /f /r

You may want to try booting form the windows XP (assuming thats what your running) install cd, and try to run a repair. If that fails, you may want to run the above command.

If all else fails, you will need a new hard driver, and then try to recover data off of your old hard drive.

Oct 25, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Hal.dll corrupt or missing


Does the Hard Drive have Windows on it? If not, install the Windows Me Floppy disk. Select Run With CD-ROM Support or RUN With Out CD-ROM Support. Any of the two. After it gets done loading. type the following. fdisk

It will ask you do you want to use extended Hard Drive use? Y/N
Press Y. Then you'll get a screen with 4 options. If Windows is on there type 4. And see what it says on your hard Drive.

If you wish to erase Windows and reinstall it, click 3. to delete the partition and it will ask to restart the computer.

Restart the computer and reload to the fidisk screen and press 1. and it Will install a partition "Not Windows" After the Partition is installed restart the Computer and remove the floppy. If it comes up saying No Operating System found. Then the Hard Drive is set to install Windows.
The cheapest Windows XP you can buy Is Home Edition for $99.98, witch some stores still sell, like BestBuy.

If you want to send the Laptop to me I can install Windows on it for you. I have Windows 95,98,ME,2000 Pro, XP Home, XP Pro and Vista Home Basic. Thats if you don't want to spend money on Windows. Just pay for shipping.

Dec 12, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad G40 2384 Notebook

1 Answer

Fujitsu motherboard drivers Help Me


You don't need any drivers. Just connect the drive and if it's working Windows should find it.

Nov 03, 2008 | Fujitsu (MPG3409AH) 40.9 GB ATA-100 Hard...

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

Related Topics:

67 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top E-Machines Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18357 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...