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I am trying to delete a file and cannot do it. The
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.
on Feb 28, 2018
Cannot shut off & no display
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.
on Jan 17, 2012
How to change cmos battery
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
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
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!
on May 18, 2011
Hi i have emachine 8230 tower
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.
on Nov 22, 2018
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