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You need to format your hard drive. Set your boot device to cdrom in your bios. Boot using xp cd.DO a reinstall of windows and it should give you the option to format or delete partitions on your hard drive. if that doesnt work try putting the hard drive in another computer to see if it works. Or you can buy a hard drive enclosure that allows you to use your hard drive as an external device.

eMachines... | Answered on Jun 11, 2010


Make sure your installing the right windows either 32 or 64 bit windows.you can't install a 64 bit system on a 32 bit if it doesn't support it.

eMachines... | Answered on Oct 26, 2019


microsoft has a license type called OEM which detects the computer that it is installed on and some computers have the licence key stored in the bios of the computer.
So when you grab the old hard drive and put it in the next computer Windows will detect you changed computers and not run as per OEM licensing rules that it runs on only the original purchased computer.
You might be able to run the drive as a secondary drive but you would need to install a new windows operating system and hard drive. And then use a partioning program to make the secondary drive not an active drive.
also you new machine most likely has a different type of bios called EFI
and you would have to change its settings to run AMI Bios but I do not think that is your problem as I think it is OEM but it might be worth investigating if you can run a legacy bios in the bios settings.

eMachines... | Answered on Oct 05, 2019


Hi there. If your desktop has been overheating for any reason you will need to look at buying a new processor (cpu), power supply (if wires have been damaged from heat or voltage spike), or possibly a new motherboard. It would be advisable to have a computer shop look at the internal components of your desktop. Heat or a surge in power can damage the computer hardware. Good luck!

eMachines... | Answered on Apr 09, 2019


hello and good morning.
emachines are old and now owned by acer.com (gateway,etc)
they OWN many old names.
you are running XP right? the last man on earth to do so?

XP is a virus magnet and doomed, it is time to upgrade.
this PC is 2007 made. so is 12 years old, today..
the RTC coin cell battery will be no good now, replace it for $2
then reset BIOS inside BIOS screen " set default"
then test the HDD, to be sure it is ok, if not? then reloading any OS of any kinds is not going to work with any bad HDD.
Last, reload a new OS.
there are the steps. and can be expensive, spent on any PC this old with zero street value. ($0 if broken a it is)

eMachines... | Answered on Apr 01, 2019


http://www.emachines.com/ec/en/US/content/drivers.html

eMachines... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019


You'll have to unsolder the entire battery holder and replace it with a new one. Not suggesting you try it unless you have the proper desoldering equipment. Otherwise, damage to the motherboard will result

eMachines... | Answered on Nov 04, 2018

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