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My emachine won't work at all i don't even get the windows picture it keeps going to setup in the blue color then black

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  • Alex Andreatta May 11, 2010

    What version of Windows are you using?

    Are you booting to the cd or hard drive?

    Is the entire setup screen light blue or is it dark blue with a black column on the left?


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Is the monitor plugged in properly?
Can you get to the BIOS? --> Does it display the words on the screen during the boot process before the Windows Splash screen?
I'm not sure what setup in the blue color means. If it's the BSOD or Blue Screen of death then let it cool (power it off) and boot again later. Perhaps a heat issue. If you do actually get it to boot copy your most critical data off the hard drive quickly.
Could be a lot of things.

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