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E-machine, Model W6409

How do I go about installing drivers before installing XP (I am a rookie at this)

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  • papahankrip Jul 28, 2008

    Went to Mocrosoft site, found XP Service Pac 3, which corrected several problems. Drivers were not specified in yellow in device manager. Loaded SP3, which corrected the problem. Thank you very much for the help. Everything is fine now. Again thanks for the information.


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First finish installing your xp then please right click on MY COMPUTER select PROPERTIES then select the HARDWARE tab and click on DEVICE MANAGER.
Now in device manager double click on SOUND,VIDEO...and then under that you will see your sound drivers with a yellow question mark next to it.Just double click on that and go to driver tab and select install drivers if you can click or else just click on update drivers and let it search automatically and install.

If you need anymore help let me know.

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I have E-machine Model W6409. Loaded Windows Vista, did not like. Went back to XP Media Center Program, now I have no output from speakers, can you help?


You will have to install the sound drivers first so that you can hear the output from your speakers.

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I recently purchased Two PNY 1Gb ram to upgrade from original 512mb. When I put both 1Gb ram in the slots, the computer will not boot up. When I take one out and put the original 512 back in with the other...

I don't know your specific model, but some of the Emachines had some memory directly on the motherboard. With the 1Gb and 512Mb sticks installed, boot the machine and report how much memory the system sees. Perhaps the onboard memory is causing you to exceed the 2Gb limit.

Please post the memory size you get here with the above sticks.


May 12, 2011 | E-Machines W6409 (7234) PC Desktop

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Can't install 2gb memory in w6409 only reads 1 stick

Max memory allowed in this unit is 2048MB. (2GB.)

Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

Feb 17, 2011 | E-Machines W6409 (7234) PC Desktop

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Emachines sm controller driver for w6409 windows XP

go to the emachine website and locate the suppot tab. enter your computers serial number then operating systems and download and run the chipset drivers. this will resolve any sm bus controler issue

Jan 19, 2011 | E-Machines W6409 (7234) PC Desktop

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W6409 eMachines Desktop Wireless Adapter issue.

Check out the emachines site. Just check the model number and all drivers will be on there.

Hope this helps

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Emachine W6409 will no longer turn on

Your hard drive is probably crashing or has crashed. You need to start your computer with an XP CD and try to use the repair function. You'll be able to tell if the hard drive is still working or not once you run the repair function. Let me know what happens or if you run into any problems.

Feb 20, 2009 | E-Machines W6409 (7234) PC Desktop

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What are the circumstances that led to this issue? (Did it ever boot up to XP?)

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