Question about E-Machines T5082 PC Desktop
I have a emachine t5082, it came with vista which was way to slow.
I went to instal xp but on reboot boot i come up with the error saying error booting from cd/dvd drive, so i kept trying diffrent things and still nothing worked so i took the hard drive out and put it in my other computer and tried to instal xp. It correctly instaled but when i went to put the hard drive back in my emachine it still says the error code.
How do you instal windows xp on this emachine, this is a first for me, ive never run into a problem like this before and ive redid many computers.
Someone please help.
You must find "eMachine" XP USB drivers for your computer.
If all USB support is "enabled" in BIOS, the conflict is with drivers.
XP is loaded with many generic drivers, however eMachines is proprietary and requires eMachine drivers for most on-board hardware.
Contact eMachines support to locate the drivers (if available).
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Posted on Feb 07, 2009
I do not know if this will help or not. Just letting you know how eMachines does things. My eMachines single core was a good computer in it's day and still even now decent. (a T3265 is a 3200+/Athlon processor)..
The problem i ran into lies in this fact - even though I have a 3 CD Windows XP installation package that came with the computer, I found out that part of the installation software resides on the hard drive. And in my WinXP re-installation process all 3 CDs get loaded but it freezes up after where name and description of the computer (or skip)..
eMachines was nice enough to talk to me for free even though my 3 year extended warantee was long gone. Their conclusion was part of the hard drive was messed up that housed their software on it.
I then installed a legitimate Win 2000 copy (original CDs) and it works just fine. I now have a two operating system computer, where WinXP is just taking up space still unable to finish the install procedure if I try to go with that when booting up.
So many friggin hours lost installing and reinstalling. Dumb way to do things, you'd think 3 CDs had all of the software needed (the Win 2000 Inow use on the computer is one CD).
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
You cannot install XP on one computer and expect it to boot on another. Press F12 at boot to get a one time boot menu, choose cd as first boot, when it begins to boot you will get the message "Press an key to boot from cd", press any key and when the setup dialogue asks if you want to install or repair choose install. A list of partititions will be displayed, delete all of them or at least C:, then format C: and choose that formatted partition for Windows install. If you run into any snags repost and I will help. Steve Medley
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
Have you tried changing the boot sequence in the bios?
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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