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You will find (normally in the bottom right) 2 rows of pins sticking out of the motherboard. Some of these will have connections to them with wires coming out and going to the front of your cumputer. Look for a free space usually about 2 or 3 pins, marked PWR, O/I or PSW. Alternatively it may be color coded Blue or Green is usually the color for the power switch. I have attached a picture of an e machine motherboard showign the location of the connections
One of hte pins might be marked with a + this can be ignored if you are just connecting the power switch.

E-Machines T... | Answered on Oct 03, 2012

Look for a heatsink fan based on the CPU chip set. Like LGA775, but double check your CPU. Gateway / Emachine pointed me to:


Good Luck

E-Machines T... | Answered on Sep 25, 2012

When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed air to do this.

E-Machines T... | Answered on Sep 09, 2012

Your problem has to do with Windows Update causing the error.

Try clicking on the link below and run the Fixit from Microsoft.


Then run the Service Pack 2 download and install.

E-Machines T... | Answered on Jun 05, 2012

Shuts down and restarts the boot process automatically continuously. Try turning it off, then hit the power button and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE Mode. Scroll down and see if you see an option to Cancel or Stop automatic restart on system failure. If you do click that and try rebooting your machine. It should tell you what exactly is the problem so you can read it without it rebooting all the time.

If it's that you need a CMOS battery you're in luck. Just turn the computer off, remove the case, sit the computer on it's side, get a flashlight and look inside for a battery about the size of a nickel. Normally the size of the battery is CR2032 which can be purchased at Walmart or you local grocery or drug store for $5.00. Just use a small flat head screw driver to remove the old battery and pop in a new one.

E-Machines T... | Answered on Mar 21, 2012

the PCI simple comm controller is part of the chip set drivers. You can find these at E-Machine's website, under support. Since you did not provide a model number I can not be more specific than that.

E-Machines T... | Answered on Feb 08, 2012

When the computer first boots up, it will go through the POST. Which is power-on-self-test. Right after this press F1 to get into the BIOS. BIOS is Basic-Input-Output-System. Inside the BIOS you can configure your boot options. You can move the priority of the CD ROM or USB to the top, above the hard drive. (I'm guessing the Operating System is inoperable.) You can now save and exit. insert a windows disc, to repair or format the hard drive and reinstall the operating system. I recommend though trying Ubuntu. visit ubuntu.com for install instructions.

E-Machines T... | Answered on Jan 09, 2012

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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