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I have had a similar problem a few times and in desperation the first time, I found the file on the hard drive, opened the file and began deleting the many programmes it contained piecemeal. Long and tedious work...

When I grew bored I closed the file and was able to delete it.

Trying it again on other unwanted files I found I could delete all the programmes the file contained but not the file itself.

There are clean up utilities available for download - the free versions are a bit limited but the paid for versions are reputedly quite good. I have used the free version of CCleaner for a few years without problems.

E-Machines M5105... | Answered on Feb 28, 2018

The eMachines M5105 is notorious for failing to boot if left unplugged and powered off long enough for the battery to become mostly discharged. Plugging it in to AC power will cause the battery to start charging; and the hard disk drive to spin while the CPU cooling fan cycles on and off vigorously. THE UNIT WILL NOT BOOT UNTIL THE BATTERY IS NEAR FULLY CHARGED; then THE AC DISCONNECTED; and then THE (charged) BATTERY REMOVED AND RE-INSTALLED! Most units will boot after following the foregoing procedure.

E-Machines M5105... | Answered on Jan 17, 2012

It's quite simple. First of all you have to turn off your computer and unplug all device cords from the back. Lay the computer facing up on the floor/table. Now, you have to locate the CMOS battery (It's similar to a watch - a little bigger though). It is on the motherboard held on by thin metal tabs. Some computers have the battery flat against the board while others have it in an upright slot. Use your fingernails to remove the CMOS battery and gently lift the metal tab. It is so weak that it can break easily. Do not lift the tab all the way or pull it off. Take the fingernail and place it under the battery in the casing and easily lift it up then pull it out. The last thing you have to do is replacing the panel and plugging in your devices.

I hope it works! Have a nice day!

E-Machines M5105... | Answered on May 18, 2011

Try this: Go to http://www.emachines.com/ then Customer Care then Driver & Dowloads and select your product etc,etc... and that it.

E-Machines M5105... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010

Don't panic....... Charge the battery leave it then for 30 mins just try again.

E-Machines M5105... | Answered on Sep 08, 2009

Your laptop has lan access go here for directions on how to use it.

E-Machines M5105... | Answered on Jul 13, 2009

i suspected the IDE cable is not properly connected to your hard disk. Check connections and boot up machine normally.

E-Machines M5105... | Answered on May 29, 2009

The laptop is in sleep mode. Take the battery out,then plug in the ac then as soon as you do hit the F3 key and wa la   it wakes beck up..

Best wishes enjoy.........emachines got to love em to play with em  !!

E-Machines M5105... | Answered on Mar 12, 2009

to boot a cd then you must have the bios set to allow it, or tap f12 immediately to intercept boot menu and choose cd. sounds like your drive has a few bad disk sectors.

E-Machines... | Answered on Jan 16, 2019

firstly lets think why a Working pc would no longer BOOT. The boot process then. a pc starts the bios which POST's. this results in ONE BEEP which might be followed by messages(if you get several beeps then they are like morse code long/short and count out an error code). when you get your ONE BEEP the pc is working. when it then HANGS(appears to do nothing) its usually because of either a) the cd drive is duff so disconnect its cables. b) the hard drive is duff so disconnect its cables c) the hard drive hasnt quite died yet but has some very slow sectors and is making the Clackety Clack of the heads recalibrating every few seconds. d) there could be a a gpu card bios glitch and your pc is running but you just have a blank screen. some hints then 1) never start removing parts as that corrupts the CMOS(the battery backed up configuration for your BIOS) so you may need to clear your cmos. 2) never play with the idea of changing ram sticks as people usually end up putting them in any old slot(which may result in a non working pc). make sure a PAIR is fitted in slots 0/2 and a separate matching pair in 1/3 slots not in slots 0/1 which is two half pairs. Other factors. 1) a short circuit. your PSU has built in protection, if the psu fan(inside case of the psu) turns and kicks back and immediately stops you have a short circuit and its cuts the power to avoid a fire/meltdown, which could be caused by high wattage gpu(>60 watts) without its extra power cables fitted or wrongly connected front usb cables or removing a mainboard and fitting it into a new box where the board has its support posts NOT lined up with the holes fro the screws so the post is touching underside of the board circuits. hope some of that helps.

E-Machines... | Answered on Nov 22, 2018

Download a Linux distro to a flash drive or DVD and see how well it runs off that. There's HDD utilities like SuperGrubDisk that can diagnose things.

E-Machines... | Answered on Apr 08, 2017

Unfortunately, without a specific model number for your monitor, this may vary from the manual I am referencing. Just the same, I should say the link should at least have enough similarities to get you out of a scenario mode, and into the custom configurations (that I am assuming you are after).

The steps begin on the bottom of page 5.


If you are using a similar model, clicking on the menu button will bring you in the OSD menu where you can customize the brightness, contrast, etc. Any changes will become a "custom" mode that will effectively take you out of anyone of the scenario modes. I have seen monitors that do not allow much customization (if any) outside of the scenario modes. You may find specifics if you search the monitor model number itself. If you post that information in the comments I can help you find info more specific to your display.


E-Machines... | Answered on May 02, 2016

Could be damaged system files. Insert your XP disc and choose repair. You might be lucky.

E-Machines... | Answered on Feb 24, 2016

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