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Ibuypower or eMachines?

Question: Ibuypower or eMachines?

Where should I buy my compy from? I'm looking for something in the $600 range. Which would be better?

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Preferred Solution: Ibuypower or eMachines?

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Answer: Ibuypower or eMachines?


I have never heard of an Ibuypower, but I do have an Emachine. I am still using an Emachine 333id model. I would say an Emachine. Go with what I know LOL.

I am on my 3rd machine (4th if you want to be technical). Built the third time. Build the machine if you can afford it. If you check my past post you can see just how fustrating it can be, but normally not that hard.

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I have a eMachines ET1831-07 Desktop PC with an eMachines EMCP73VT-PM Motherboard and was wondering where can I get the full documentation or manual for this board? Or as detailed specs as possible. Information I am looking for includes but is not limited to:Memory Achitecture: I need to know what is the max size, speed, and type this motherboard will accomodate.External Graphics: I need to know what type of explansion slot the PCI-Express x16 Slot is, what card dimentsions it accomodates from slot to memory bank, or how many slots high the graphic card can be.Processor Upgrades: What socket is this motherboard? What processors are compatiable with this motherboard?What is the Front I/O Header Pinout? What is the pin placement for the power switch, power led, hdd led, etc.Thank you in advance,Josh PS. Why is it that the companies that build these stock units, fail to give us any documentation on the stuff that is inside them, seal the case for year, then after the first year REFUSE to even speak to or share the build's INFORMATION with the customer? What ARE we paying for?!  

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has anyone heard good/bad things about this site?

I'm someone who lacks the ability to build their own PC and i've seen quite a few people recommend this site for building gaming rigs, so i was wondering if this is a good place to buy a PC from...

my desktop is an ibuypower computer which i think is pretty good but their tech support is really sh*tty and on top of that say if u purchase 2GB of ram and your motherboard will only support 1gb they will only give u the 1gb and they wont even tell that ur mobo aint compatiable with it. if u want to build a ocmputer there like i did i searches the stuff i was getting and made sure it would work with each other. but if u can get it built and it performs well its a kick ass computer like mine

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How R the computers at this site?

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Question: ?

How come they're so cheap? And If I get a new PC from there, do I built it myself? ?

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Well the time has come, i have my moolah and im ready to make a purchase . I was just wondering if anyone on these forums has boughten a system from IBP? Any buyers that are canadian? This is where is primarily want to buy my rig from so any input is greatly needed. I really like the AMD sli packages , and i love that fact that they ship to canada, AND i love the customizable everything.if you're gonna suggest a site, if it doesnt ship dont post it, plz. again so if you have any input on, im in need of you're input.LOL that sounded kinda corny

Don't buy from them, build your own and save money. Most their comps come dead when you get them.

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These prices look too good to be true...are they?

Answer:IBuyPower & CyberPower PC

I should clarify -- is there an increased risk of getting a broken machine, and if that happens, how is the support? has some mixed opinions.

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I want to build a Laptop computer for ~ $2000. Ibuypower seems to be the only site where I can find a laptop that is high performance, good price, and 15in. Everywhere else (that I can find) only has laptops that are either less good spec's, or good spec's and 17in.

Answer:Are there disadvantages of

Are there any advantages?

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I'm in the process of configuring a new system on IBuyPower and unfortunately they don't tell you which brand HD they use on the customization page. does anyone have any experience with them? I'm hoping it's WD just cos I seem to have the best luck with them. Size capacity I chose was 500GB.

Any input would be much appreciated !

Answer:Anyone know what kind of HD uses?

Maxtor, Hitachi, and Samsung.

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Having issues with BSOD and i can't find out why or how it happens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
thank you. I've never used a forum before, and have no idea what else to do in my position. I uploaded the files that you will need to solve this if you can, thanks again. Also my temps read around 40-60 because i play mmos, and my rear fan runs hard core alot even with case open, and idk if its just the fact that its a gaming pc or if it is telling me of a soon to come heat problem.

Answer:BSOD like many others. New iBuyPower....


Uninstall Avast then use the removal tool. Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

Update Realtek HD Audio codec driver from their website:

RTKVHD64 RTKVHD64.sys Fri Mar 29 09:40:06 2013 (515599B6)

Update motherboard bios to newest version.

Likely that the memory is not configured well, mismatched, or defective.

Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of memory tab and one each for each stick of RAM of SPD tab - along with newest crash dumps - if necessary after completing the above. (Or perhaps Avast removal is the trick instead.)

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Does anyone out there know if the iBuypower computers or other computer out there on like Tigerdirect or the ZT brands from Costo are any good? I've never heard of them but keep seeing them popping up everywhere....

I've only ever had a Dell, HP or Gateway machine.

Answer:iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

They're most often made from quite much better quality parts than Dell, etc as they don't get exclusively extra cheap motherboards and other parts like the big brand companies. They do sometimes use lower quality power supplies though, quite a feat considering what the factory built boxes have. I wouldn't recommend getting any of them without modifying it yourself and selecting a quality power supply for it, or replacing it yourself to save a few dozen dollars, as well as getting a longer warranty for the PSU.

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Hi everyone...I'm in the process of getting a new computer and I'm currently looking at this online place called ... basically that site lets you choose the components and they'll put it together for you. I searched the parts on NewEgg and the price actually came out higher hahah

Anyway, what's troubling me is that a look at their ratings at is "great"

So my question is has anyone here had experiences with that company along with suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Buying Comp From

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This was an "Opened and resealed" deal from I knew the unit wouldn't last for too long as-is but I did at least expect it to work on arrival. Out of the box it would turn on for about half a second and then it would die. After I got it opened, I reseated RAM and GPU and all of the other motherboard connections and then it would start.When I connect it to a monitor, though, the monitor  just sits there in a dormant state. BIOS doesn't even try to run. Neither the motherboard's connection nor the graphic card's will work. I know the motherboard is at least partially functional because the CPU and GPU fans are running.The tech told me it was either the motherboard or the PSU, but given that the stock PSU that they use on Amazon is only $25, I'm betting that it's the PSU, but I'm not an expert. I had the tech trace the serial number and it turns out that this website nobetterdeal bought the unit from amazon. com after a customer returned it. I have about 24 days to decide on getting a refund or keeping the parts. What do you think? Does it sound like the PSU? Or is it more likely the motherboard?Thanks!Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte Ultra Durable GA-78LMT-USB3PSU: ALLIED ATX12V Model #:  SL-8320BTXOther Specs:     AMD FX-4130 (3.8GHz)    8GB DDR3, Power Supply: 300 WATT    1000 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive    AMD Radeon 6670 1GB    Windows 8

Answer:iBuyPower Dead On Arrival

Update: I've tried starting the computer with 1 stick of RAM installed and no RAM installed. Didn't make a difference. I've also tried starting it without the graphics card. \Also, the CD-ROM drive will not open. I've confirmed that it's connected to the PSU and the motherboard, but no love. I'm not really sure what that implies.If it sounds like the PSU I think I'll take the plunge and buy another one for $25. If it might be the motherboard too..idk.

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I found a really decent laptop from, but I have a concern about it.

When I google search P170EM, I find that it's made by "CLEVO". And that it's listed a LOT cheaper at other places. I'm willing to spend $1700 on a laptop with no questions asked. But if I can get it cheaper, and more options, then I'll go that route. So what gives? I also find that Sager NP9170 is extremely familiar to the one at

Either way, what are some good websites that offer gaming laptops? I've been messing with iBuyPower, SagerLaptops.. I'd REALLY like to have a AsUS laptop but I can't configure them :'( Gaming Laptop


Originally Posted by mack

I found a really decent laptop from, but I have a concern about it.

When I google search P170EM, I find that it's made by "CLEVO". And that it's listed a LOT cheaper at other places. I'm willing to spend $1700 on a laptop with no questions asked. But if I can get it cheaper, and more options, then I'll go that route. So what gives? I also find that Sager NP9170 is extremely familiar to the one at

Either way, what are some good websites that offer gaming laptops? I've been messing with iBuyPower, SagerLaptops.. I'd REALLY like to have a AsUS laptop but I can't configure them :'( has Asus/msi/sager laptops you can customize

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Does anybody own an ibuypower or cyberpower laptop??

Any experiences with these?
Are they good or bad?

The price for these seem right for a decent gaming laptop....or would I be better of with a Dell inspiration or vostro for around the same price.

Check this out...below

Xplorer X64-6000 Notebook

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

Answer:Ibuypower Or Cyberpower Laptops?

Ummm , the styling looks a little old, like the " C " series Dell. It is also AMD. More then likely it is a good notebook. awahat you have to think about is worst case scenario, this probably will not happen, what if you have a major failure. How good are they with warranty. Will they send you the part like Dell does or will you need to send the whole notebook in. I see a lot of Dells which also means if a few years down the road you crack the LCD, you more then likely can buy one on ebay instead of paying double or triple from the OEM. Also site support like drivers. support email. How much do you have to spend ? Have you looked at alienware notebooks ( they are owned by dell)

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Should i buy an Ibuypower pc or just get the parts and build one?

I am looking for a pc with the specs below
OS: Windows XP
Video Card: GeForce 8800GT
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9600
PSU: 600 Watt
Hard Drive: 500GB

Answer:Buy an Ibuypower pc or just get the parts and build one?

personally I would build it myself.That way you would be saving a few bucks and you can load os to your liking without the fear of bloated software being installed. and of course what brand of ram and what motherboard you want

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Hey all, new to the forums and in pretty serious need of some help. I bought an IBUYPOWER prebuilt gaming rig last... April I think, and its been working great for me. Recently however ( the last month or so), the sound keeps going out. It went out for about a week before randomly coming back (nothing I did), and now its been gone for about 2-3 weeks. The sound icon down by the clock shows a red x and says that no speakers are plugged in. I've tried a bunch of things to try and get my audio back on, but no luck. I'm not sure what I would need to provide here for anybody to help me, or what I SHOULDNT post for security reasons, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Some important notes
*I have Windows 7
*I have two jacks for my speakers, one in the back where you would typically expect to find one, but also an additional one in the front panel. Neither one apparently works, leading me to believe its a driver issue.
*Gosh idk what else to put down! any help would be greatly appreciated, I used to think I was capable with computers but this seems to be beyond me

Answer:Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

nothing? anyone?

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thinking of using their customize website to purchase a gaming system. seems in my price range but reviews i have read are mixed but some of the bad reviews were from 2005-2006.

has anyone used them recently that be willing to let me know how they are? thanks!

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I am having difficulties with my mouse because it seams to stop working correctly after a few minutes of my pc turning on. My pc is brand new and we have tried using different mouses, changing the driver, uninstalling all programs we though would have affected it, scanned for viruses and defected programs, and more. I have an IBUYPOWER computer and I do not know what is wrong, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I am very frustrated since I just got a new pc and this has been doing his for quite a while

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What seems to be wrong us that the UEFI can't seem to detect the harddrives when determining boot order? That's my best guess. I really have no idea. If I load Bootable media, such as my installation drive, it detects it just fine and all my components are fine and I'm able to format and install as I please.
However, I'm unable to access the UEFI configuration, as the pc just stops.
Twice in the past few days it's been able to work itself out and boot as normal, so I know it's not a harddrive issue, but it's extremely rare.
I formatted and installed a fresh windows on a secondary drive to see if that would help to both avail.
I have a video showing what happens, but I can't upload it

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Back in December 2009 I bought a computer from iBuypower. I have just recently noticed how slow the install is because I got a new copy of Windows 7 for my 13inch MacBook Pro(2.66 Core2, 4GB RAM) and it seems to run games faster and be more stable. Could it just be a early version of 7 that is causing the problem? or is it hardware?

iBuyPower Specs:
Core i7 OCed 3.2GHz
12GB RAM at 1600Mhz
ATI 5850 1GB

Answer:Slow Windows 7(iBuypower Disc)

Your over clock maybe causing it to slow down.

Heat can cause issues with Hardware, and can you post pictures of the insides of your case.

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deciding between fry's lenovo k330-77275su and best buy's ibuypower bb9371 ? maybe ibuypower 3rd gen. i7 bb982p; i'm worried about ibuypower using 'micro' motherboards; these 2 ibuypower computers both have 1 free pci slot, the lenovo has 2, i think; i might want to upgrade ram to 16gb , and upgrade video card at some future point, i would onlly use this machine for gaming: should i worry about the 'micro' motherboard issue ? lenovo is $950, ibuypower's are $840 and $1000, respectively; thanks i might have to upgrade power supply if i upgraded the video card at some future date; thanks would i be able to make these 3 upgrades to the ibuypower desktops ? thanks

Answer:gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

Answer:Can't Find Network Drivers For Ibuypower Laptop

Hi Jage_B. Try an application like Everest. It should be able to tell you who the manufacturer is of all of the hardware components in the system. Whether or not drivers are available is another question lol.Here's a link for Everest:

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Hey everyone,
I have a 2 year old laptop and two weeks ago it stopped charging. So I took it to a repair shop that fixed it and then this week it stops charging. My wife and I noticed a funny smell the past few days. I am short on cash so we i opened my laptop up and took my motherboard out. It is dark brown all around the dc jack and there are melted parts that dripped down.
Can anyone tell me what should be my next step? Can I fix this? Or is it not possible?
I have some pics attached.

Answer:Ibuypower i-series 801 burnt motherboard from dc jack

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while back and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

Answer:Can't find network drivers for ibuypower laptop

I believe it uses an Intel 945PM chipset.

If so it probably uses an Intel NIC. You can download the chipset drivers from here:*%20XP%20Home%20Edition&lang=eng
And the NIC drivers from here:* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

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Today my boss got her new laptop from IBUYPOWER (Gaming Computers and Gaming Notebooks - Buy a new Gaming PC - iBUYPOWER). When I checked the package contents it included a slip of paper that has the Microsoft labeling with Windows 7/Windows Vista product key on it. When me and her chose the laptop we opted for the $25 dollar mail-in-rebate for the upgrade. I don't know about you guys but I was VERY surprised and am a little hesitant to perform an upgrade with the RTM ISO and type in the key...

What do you guys think?


Answer:IBUYPOWER gave out my boss' Win7 Upgrade Key today

I don't see that it wouldn't work, as long as you use the proper version that they key was provided for.

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Hello, Ive had this PC for about a year, now its getting a little bit slow to load apps, thing like firefox or games, Id like to improve it, when I run the windows tool for improvement, it gives me a low score because of my harddrive, im thinking about replacing it my self, ive never done anythings like that, any simple Doityouself guide / video tutorial you can recommand me, and what type for harddrive should I look for ... ?

Ive run tools like auslogics boot speed, several defrag, I use about 1/3 of the harddrive maybe. I try thing to run it smooth, any other ideas ? increase memory also ?

Also ** I want to change the fan, since I bought it its the only down I can say about this PC, its really noisy , any idea what I can replace to make it run quietly, the sound is similar to a vaccum sometimes lol..


iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3 Gaming PC - AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, ATI Radeon HD 5570, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Answer:Solved: Tweaking needed iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3

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Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers?no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.

Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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iBUYPOWER CRZ-97 Intel Core 2 Duo T7500(2.20GHz) 17.0" Wide SXGA+ 2GB 120GB DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT NoteBook - Retail


ASUS G Series G1S-B1 Intel Core 2 Duo T7700(2.40GHz) 15.4" Wide SXGA+ 2GB 200GB DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT NoteBook - Retail
Compare: - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

I like ASUS overall, but I've never experienced iBP brand stuff. What do you guys think I should get?

Answer:ASUS for 1600 (15") or iBuyPower for 1400 (217")?

I'd go with the Asus.

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Hey there,

I have about $1,500 dollars to spend on a new computer give or take, and I dont feel comfortable enough to build my own so i've been waiting for the i7-2600 to come back out and I saw this one at costco...|84|56671|78518&N=4047242&Mo=37&pos=0&No=5&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=78518&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC10600-Cat56671&topnav= (i would have to add a video card to it)...
or if someone could build me one at for the same kind of cash that would be awesome as well.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:This computer with a better video card or a iBuyPower computer?

?$1400 @ cyberpowerpc - modify as desired.

CPU: Intel® Core? i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 1.5TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+19] (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [-64] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping] [+69]
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+260] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

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Question: emachines

does anyone know how to find the model of an emachine? it says 270 on the front but it isnt listed on the drivers section of emachines website... i need the audio drivers


Do you have a manual for it? Did they even sedn you a Drivers CD or is it old / Second Hand.

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Question: emachines

I have an emachines pc, I had an NTLDR is compressed error, I tried to fix it. Now windows is not operating correctly. I wont read cd or have any sound some components are not working correctly. I simply want to try to run the system resotre cd and try it again. Any suggestions???


and welcome to the Forum

How did it get compressed?

Do you have an installation disc or a restore disc ?. .

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Question: emachines help

I brought an emachines that came with XP a little over a year ago. I'm looking into upgrading and I was researching and I never registered my Xp home I don't think but obviously I'm well over the 30 activiation thing. So I don't quiet understand, did it come pre registered?

Anyway I don't remember if the xp cd came with the system but if it didn't is there anyway to transfer the XP I have on this system over to a new hard drive that I want to set as the new master?

Answer:emachines help

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Question: HELP emachines ?

:freak: Please help me.. os wind xp.. while on computer, all of the sudden screen goes black except small box that says sleep mode and then all black again. The main screen with 'emachines' name comes up and that is it. stuck there.. cant get out of that . and computer does still have power on.. only way to get back into my computer is to connect this travel drive (512mb) into my usb port , that is the only way i can use my computer now.. other wise it will come up but then will go to ' sleep mode' do you know why and how to fix? thanks hope this even makes sense to someone.. ; )

Answer:HELP emachines ?

Try reviewing the manual for the system as far as settings in the bios for power to make sure that is set for user defined there. Most likely you have to go into the power options and set everything to never like display, hard drives by default are set to 20min. and hibernation is eveidently enabled. The two ways to get at those settings are through the control panel or right clicking on the desktop.

For the fast and easy simply right click on the desktop and click on properties to bring up a new screen there. Select the screen saver tab and then to the bottom half of that screen for the power options button. The next screen will bring up the power settings. Set these all to never there and that should prevent this.

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Question: emachines?

I went home for Christmas and my mom said that her emachine would not power up. My son in law has some computer knowledge and checked the power cord and the power supply both which are not the problem. He said he does a burn spot on the motherboard. My question is... are the parts on emachines proprietary or can you just replace it with a comparable motherboard?.... or should she just make it a boat anchor and buy a new CPU, is it worth the $$$.


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Question: Emachines

Can I hook up a larger screen like a 24" RCA flatscreen tv to my emachines NAV51 for a larger picture


If you are referring to the eMachines N350 netbook, then yes you can connect an external monitor via a VGA cable to the VGA port on the left side of the netbook.

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if anyone on here knows emachines please respond. I am in need of help with my computer .

Answer:need someone who knows emachines.

closed duplicate continue with your original topic

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Question: Emachines with XP

Emachines T2642 desktop
256MB Ram
40GB Hard drive

I bought the computer about 5 or 6 years ago for my children and its got pretty slow over time. I am not sure if I should upgrade the memory/ and or hard drive to speed it up, or use something they call Register Cleaner. I have no knowledge of the register cleaner or how to use it but read a little about it. I heard that I can transfer all my kids data to a External Hard drive to free up room, if thats true can someone explain to me how to do that? I need some oppinions here please.



Answer:Emachines with XP

Well, you could try defragmenting your hard drive. Hard drive fragmentation occurs over time from deleting and adding files. To defragment your hard drive(this is for Windows XP, I forgot if it's any different on 98/ME), open my computer, right click the drive, click Properties, click the Tools tab, then click the "Defragment now" button. Note that it could take some hours, but when it's done your files will be arranged to make reading and writing faster.


I heard that I can transfer all my kids data to a External Hard drive to free up room, if thats true can someone explain to me how to do that?

As for transferring your kids files to an external hard drive, the process is pretty much the same as moving them from folder to folder. You attach the drive, and so long as there are no problems with Windows detecting the drive, you can go to my computer, open the hard drive like a folder, and drag the files you want to save onto the drive, and they should be copied.

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Question: Emachines PC

I just got a Emachines Pc, I formatted the HDD, and now I can't find any video drivers, or anything... does anyone know where I can get them?

Answer:Emachines PC

youd probably have to go to the manufacturers website,, or check a drivers website

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Question: Emachines


A few years ago I purchased the Emachine 'Emonster'. It was "made" for gaming. It was 600mhz I think came with 64mb of ram. The computer was good for a few months - then it was all downhill from there. I had problem with just about everything. Finally 2 years later I took it out "Office Space" style .

Now - While the computer was running horribly looked up reviews and I heard many people have problems with emachines. Why do so many people have trouble with these computers? They have a good price. The specs look ok. My friend once told me the hardware just doesn't work well together. I just don't understand it. Although I will never buy a emachine again, could someone tell me why the computer seem to fail alot?



was it like this one?

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Question: Emachines Help


I've had this Emachines T2200 running Windows XP for a long time, without really any errors besides a cooling fan, and CD drive dying on me. The problem that I noticed today with it is that whenever I try to use the Emachines Restore to Factory Settings CDs the computer will go into a blank screen, and won't turn up to recovery mode. And when I try to reconfigure the settings of the BIOs to see the boot sequence to make sure the CD runs first, that doesn't even load! Whenever I try to press F8 or F6 a beep is heard and that's it. After that, Windows will load up.

If anyone can spare some time on this could you help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Emachines Help

BIOS is uaually accessed by pressing F2 . . DEL or ESC . . . F8 gets you to safe mode . . For help entering BIOS:

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I would like to replace the WinXP with Win2000 Pro, but It is my understanding that eMachines specifically looks for the XP op sys and this is not possible. Comments?

Answer:eMachines with Win XP

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Question: emachines

Hi, I have my sisters pc here, trying to fix it for her, it is an emachine T4160, she has had it for a couple yrs now, anyway, I have reformatted her harddrive for her, but when I try to use the restore cd, when it is complete and reboots, I get this error:
technical information:
I even went as far as to load windows 98 in it, and everything loads, but it came with xp home edition, and I want to put it back in for her, but I don't have xp home, I have xp pro, anyway, I can't find any help from, what to do?


There should be more to the STOP error. Does it not reference a module? Can you boot to safe mode? Because by owning that computer/restore CD, you own a license to XP Home, you can install from a normal XP home CD (copied from a friend for example).

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i can not get my emachines to start up it wont do anything i just replaced the power supply still no help no fan no light no nothing w2646???????????????

Answer:what going on with this emachines

Given It's an E-machines your motherboard is probably fried. Fried motherboards are a common problem in E-machines.

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hi i bought this computer at a trifty store and i got home and i found that has a problem that i have never seen, the problem is that i just plug in the back cable to the power supply box and it turns on directly i don't even have to turn it on from the front botton and it does'n even show any windows it doesn't detect my monitor too

what can it be

Answer:help emachines ????

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Question: eMachines

So i previously had windows xp on my emachines pc until i got windows 7. I installed it and everything went smoothely until it started up and it takes me to the emachines recovery management with 2 options
the first one is gray and wnt let me click it it says
"Restore System from factory defauly"

and the second one is "exit"

it only lets me click exit and when i click it it just restarts the pc and brings me back to this plz help


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Question: emachines

what brands are compatible hard drives with e machines ?


It depends on your Motherboard, you either have an IDE or SATA connection, it doesn't matter that it is an eMachine. This post belongs in hardware.

Post your system info, click Start/Run and type dxdiag

After it scans your system save the information to your desktop and then attach it to your post (use Advanced)

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Question: emachines!!

i have an emachines T6528 and a T2040. I've tried to download several linux os's and never can open them!  when one of them start downloading a windows icon is shown and after the download is done it won't open!! says something like "windows can't open this program". well, i bought a toshiba laptop and went to the download ubuntu 6.0 website and it's downloading an ISO file which is what it HAS TO BE! why wont emachines download ISO's???


Do you know for a fact that your download attempts stopped before the file was completely downloaded?  I don't think that's what you're saying, is it?  I believe you do not understand what to do with the ISO file once you've downloaded it.  You have to burn it to a CD.  This creates a bootable CD.  

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OK so i got this computer and it got a virus so i got it fixed. but by the time It was done i had brought a new now i am giving my old one away and when i plug it up it starts to load up then. Poof it turn off and every time i try to turn it on nothing. so what should i do it is a emachine ET1161-07 windows vista 320 gb hard drive and if this is in the rong place then i am sorry

Answer:emachines HELP!!!!!

To better help yu, pleae provide more information.Did you use a Rescue CD to  remove malware?When did you buy then e Machines?  Are you the first owner and the only user?How did you remove the Malware? Did you pay money to have it removed?You have an older computer that still works?  For anybody having one infected PC and another still working, the recommendation ios to make and use a third-party Rescue CD to remove malware that prevents a PC from stating properly. It is free. Do not buy anything!Here is a post on this site about Free Rescue CDs.Free AV Resue CD downloads.

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i have just bought a secondhand computer as above , what would be the best programme to run , which would put everything back to when it was bought as new .
thanks all , pete

Answer:win xp emachines 360

If you have the recovery/restore disk set just run that and do a full restore, if you do not have this disk set then either order them from eMachines or try to find them via the internet possibly thru eBay or the such or purchase a Microsoft Windows install disk of the type of windows that you prefer like windows xp home and then do a clean install with formatting the hard drive and you should be all set.

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I have a eMachines T3256. My house's power went off, then came back on the other day. Now, when I turn on the computer, the hard drive light comes on and stays on, the cooling fans work and that's all. The power switch on the front won't even turn it off. I have to unplug it. There is no POST beep or any indication that anything is happening. I've unplugged all cords from back, left the CMOS battery out for several hours, reseated the memory, removed the modem, still nothing. I don't have another CPU to stick in it.
I tried a new power supply, same result. I don't have a large budget. Any ideas what to try next?

Answer:Help with emachines!

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Question: emachines help

i hav a T2742 at work n it was having problems. so i did a system restore wit the cd. now everytime when i get to choose my computers name it freezes. i tried skipping it. stil didn't work anyway solution?

Answer:emachines help

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I have a problem, I have an emachine T5026 I bought new in 2005, I've replaced the power supply twice since then but it was worked very well for me cruising the spider web listening to music and watching movies. Last fall it started locking up and it became more and more frequent over the course of a month or two until I could barely boot windows before it would lock. At this point I believe I executed an unsuccessfull or incomplete system restore, and the computer has collected dust for the last six months...
Earlier this week I bought an emachine t6520 for a few bucks on craigslist, the young man said he didn't know what was wrong with it. I thought I could use it to resurrect one of the two pcs. I pry it open and it's missing the hard drive, so I take my old sata hdd out and pop it in the new pc. (I think I read that the original hdd in this computer was IDE just fyi). I press the power button and the power supply lights up and lets the smoke out of it. Maybe it had already been smoked. So I put my old psupply in the new pc, it fires up but will not boot in normal mode. I am now online but I am in safe mode. Windows will not boot in normal mode and it will not boot to a last known safe point. I tried to restore to an earlier date but there are no resore points whatsoever to choose from. As well, the os doesn't recognise the sm bus controller, video audio and simple communications controllers. I downloaded a chipset for this motherboard but... Read more

Answer:My old hdd in another pc. both emachines

Even just a relevant link would help.

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Question: emachines 330

Does anyone know where I can download technical info for my emachines 330 that I believe is approx 3years old? I'm looking to upgrade the cpu but not sure how to go about this? Any help would be appreciated

Answer:emachines 330

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Question: emachines!

Here's one for the books [I think!]. I've installed a new hd in a late model emachine [Emachine was the first mistake]. I cannot get the system to recognize the floppy drive. It will boot from the CD-ROM. When I attempt to use either the Millenium Restore CD or a Win 98SE CD, the system will boot, attempt to install the CD-ROM drivers and report "no drives found" and abort. [The BIOS recognizes both the hd and the rom]. When I type DIR at the a: prompt the CD is read instead of the floppy. In all applications it seems the ROM is being identified as the floppy, or "a" drive. If I remove the CD-ROM the system will still not identify the floppy drive. Any ideas out there will be appreciated.


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Question: EMachines

Greetings All!!!!

My poor old pc is finally on it's last leg and this fall I must purchase something new. I have heard that E machines might be what I should purchase instead of a desktop pc......but sadly I have no knowledge of how good Emachines are.......I did hear a couple of years back that they were awful! Their motherboards and such burned out easily and you couldn't be on the internet for long periods of time as that "wore" them out. But pricewise an Emachine is more what I can afford. Here's what it is used for: I live in a small religious community and we use it for research on the net, lots and lots of writing, downloading music and making cd's (various church music only), e-mail, a small amount of pics, and some office use. We do not use it for any games or such......mostly our needs are for office type work. So I am a bit confused as to whether we need a desktop pc or will a E machine meet our needs. Any guidance from ya'll would be most appreciated! Oh yeah...we do have 500 dollars saved towards whatever our purchase will be!
Thank you all inadvance for your help!!!!!
Br. Peter, OSB


I swore the last eMachine that died at my work would be the last ever. It wasn't so much the electronic components as the proprietary, too small power supplies that wore out after all-too-short a period of time. And expensive to replace-- if you could find replacements. I found it cheaper to transplant them to new cases to wring out the last bit of useability.

If I were to recommend a good place to spend your money, I would have to point you to Dell's Outlet division. Refurbished units that are indistinguishable from-- and warranted as-- new. They often have additional discounts at month's end, and, if you wait for free shipping to enter the mix, you can get quite a bargain on a much higher quality machine. $500 might well get you an entry level Dell and a monitor, too.

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Question: emachines?

About 3 years ago my grandfather bought an emachine and while it seemed to do the job, it wasnt the most superior of machines.

NOw my friend is thinking about getting a computer and wanted to know how emachines were compared to similarly configured dells or gateways. Does anyone have an opinion? thanks


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Hello all,

Has anyone on this forum had any luck on getting a OS CD from eMachines? I had to replace a HDD and they, eMachines, have been giving me the runaround on getting the OS. They keep sending a canned answer about using the Restore Disk, witch we all know that will not work on a blank HDD. So my question is, Is there any way of getting a disk from eMachines.

Answer:Getting a OS CD from eMachines

Hi -

The restore disks should install on a new HDD.

eMachines nor any other OEM will provide you with a full retail copy of Vista unless system purchased with such.

Have you tried the recovery DVDs? I had similar situation with my HP system and used KillDisk to format the HDD, then used HP OEM recovery Vista x64 DVDs to re-install. All worked out just fine.

KillDisk -

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn -

After Vista installation - be sure to validate OS at WGA site.

WGA -->

Regards. . .



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Question: emachines T6212

Hi all,

My emachines has been goofy lately...This has happened about three times now. It will just shut off for no reason. the power button will flash on and off. I have to unplug the tower for a little bit to get the light to go off. then I can plug it back in and fire the computer back up. Not sure what checks I can make to fix this. I run XP repair fixes registry errors, etc.. but would like to know what is going on.

Any help greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Steve

Answer:emachines T6212

May be power supply, e machines are known for bad, or underpowered

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Hiya guys ,

got a eMachines 350 pc with 1.30ghz , 256 Ram and i purchased a NVIDIA G-force 2 card.

On the frnt of my machine it says "3D agp Graphics, Intel Drect AGP"
I was wondering would the chipset fit in my machine :S

Please help >.<


Answer:eMachines 350 - help asap :S

open the case , see if theres an agp slot on the board. its brown in color, bout 3 '' long.

the board has internal graphics built in.

the nividia card won't help, unless the agp slot is there.

then, enter the bios and shut off the internal onboard graphics engine

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Hi all.

I'm new to the forum so I do apologise if I've posted this in the wrong section.

Basically, I recently purchased an eMachines 420 desktop computer from eBay for my nephew. It came with no operating system or any CDs so I put my own copy of Windows XP Home Edition on it. However, I looked all over the internet for drivers and I even spoke to eMachines customer service but they said it is too old so they havn't kept any drivers for it on their website.

So I downloaded Everest Home Edition and produced a report. It would be great if you guys could have a look at it and perhaps point me to the right drivers.

Link to report:

Thanks in advance!

Answer:eMachines 420 - need drivers

Sorry, but if eMachines cannot provide them it is very unlikely that anywhere else will have safe drivers.

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I recently installed windows 2000 on this old emachines 566i2 ... does anyone know where I can get compatible modem drivers for it?

Answer:Old Emachines 566i2

Check their website... otherwise, pull the modem and find out what chipset it uses, and then google for drivers for it (or check the chipset maker's website)

it'll likely be a winmodem

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Question: IPOD and eMachines

How do I upload music from my IPOD onto my emachine?
And how do I upload CD's onto the emachines?

Answer:IPOD and eMachines

You will need to use iTunes to sync your iPod to your computer.

To rip CDs, first, insert the CD, and open Media Player. Click on your CD in the left pane, and select Rip at the top.

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Question: Dell or eMachines

hi all-
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this.I am going to be buying a new computer before long and i cant decide between Dell or eMachines. I have owned both of them and have been very happy with them both. i have about $500 to spend on a new system. I like the eMachines because they use AMD 64bit processors, but none of their syatems come with monitors. Dells systems always come with monitors(their just basic but they're free) and i have heard that emachines quality has improved alot. But Dell has excellent support.

please help
thanks all

Answer:Dell or eMachines

i reall havent heard any good things about emachines but i know dells are pretty good but theyre kinda expensive, just build your own rig with that 500 bucks, whatever you build will be better than what you buy from those brands.

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Hello, I'm sorry if this gets posted twice, I had a problem posting the original thread. I bought an e-machine T5230 and did not like vista so I wiped the hard drive and installed XP SP2. I am having problems installing the nvidia drivers for the network controller and onboard audio. I downloaded quite a few drivers from various sources(nvidia's site included) and have had no luck getting them to work. If I run hardware wizard it recognizes the devices but when I install the drivers it will install but give me error code 39. It says the drivers might be corrupt or damaged. Here are the specs for the system

CPU: AMD Athlon? 64 X2 dual-core processor 4400+
64-bit processor with AMD64 Technology
(2.3GHz | 2 x 512MB L2 Cache | 2000MHz System Bus)

Chipset: NVIDIA? GeForce? 6150SE chipset

Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. And, just a note I know the hardware works because it was functioning properly before I wiped the drive.

Answer:XP SP2 on EMachines T5230

Hi Matt, and Welcome to TSF!

Download Everest from my sig. Create a report in either Text or HTML format.

To attach the report, click the Go Advanced button and scroll down to the Manage Attachement button. Please do not copy and paste the contents of the report in the response.

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Question: eMachines quality

hi everyone-

I had read many,many,many threads about ppl saying that their emachines computer has had some type of problem, or has stoped working all-together. I just dont understand, b/c I have owned 3 of them since '01 and have never had a problem on one xcept the modem went out in one, and thats the only issue i've ever had. so what do u think?


Answer:eMachines quality

I think they're cheaply made crap.
They use cheap parts with minimal architecture and the construction and engineering are poor.
They're cheap for a reason.

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My friend has an eMachines T3256 which comes with stock 512MB DDR-400 (PC2700) RAM. He wants to upgrade to 1GB. Do you have any suggestions for what kind of RAM he should get?

Answer:Memory for eMachines

According to it can only take pc2700 to a maximum of 2 gig!!!!

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Question: [SOLVED] emachines

i just got a emachine w- 3050. former owners tried to delete all personal info and instead reformatted the os drive.

on start up i can get to e logo with f2 for bios and f 10 for boot menu but nothing happens. tried several different keyboards but i assume pc is not seeing any, although the lights do flash on start up.

i have a xp pro disk but it will not boot either from dvd/cd rom. i took out hdd and reformatted it in this pc. still didnt help a bit. been 2 weeks at this thing. anyone help?

Answer:[SOLVED] emachines

Hello . . and welcome to the forum

Are you using a USB Keyboard? . . most older pc's will not recognize a usb keyboard/mouse until the operating system loads.

Once you get into BIOS, look to see if the cd drives are recognized

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Question: eMachines T3065

I just want to know if the eMachines desktop computer model T3065 has a wireless card already in it.(This machine was bought in 2001)

Answer:eMachines T3065


Its very unlikely, but what you can do is look in Device Manager and in Network adapters should be a listing for a Wireless device.

Quite rare for a desktop to come as standard with a Wireless card and i did check the standard build specs on this and only ethernet (wired connection) is listed, and given the age, even more so but check the above or you can follow the below and we can check for you.

Download and install Everest to find this info, at times a summary log of your PC can help, to do this

Install Everest and run
Click Report (top menu) > Report Wizard > Next
Choose System Summary Only > Next
Choose Plain Text > Finish and wait for report to generate
Click Save to File and leave the File Name as Report, then click the Save as Type dropdown and choose Report files (*txt) and click Save (n.b. Save to desktop is best as easy place to find it, use Browse to locate desktop)

Then please attach your log to your next post as per these instructions HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post Click to expand...


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Question: emachines t5082

i just formatted the hd and installed xp (it came with vista) and i dl all the drivers from and everything is fine except none of the usb ports are working? any idea how to fix this ?? also i cant get the usb mouse to work even with the adapter that makes it ps2. any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:emachines t5082

Have you checked device manager to see what if error message shows up under USB adapter. If you see a conflict in there right click on the the one with the yellow mark and see if it will allow you to install it from that location.

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when i try to restore windows with the restore disks it gets to about 36% then a message pops up that says ghosterr.txt cannot be read then it restarts then trys to restore the well you get the point plz help

Answer:emachines restore cd's

Check the cd for fingerprints or scatches. If you need to clean it, try a soft lint free cloth.

If this does not work, you have a bad restore cd. You can get another from Emachines for a fee.

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t5082 usb not working as well as memory card reader. please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:need xp drivers 4 emachines

You probably need to install chipset drivers. That particular PC was designed for and marketed with Vista, so it's not surprising that you're having issues. Use this link and scroll down until you get to the chipset INF drivers. If they don't fix the problem, then there's a good chance that your onboard USB is either disabled or faulty. Let us know how it goes!

(btw- media readers plug into the onboard USB header which explains why it's not working too)

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i have an old emachine w3115. i can get it to the recovery screen
but i need a disk . it won't go anywhere else. what can i do or how
can i get a recovery disk.

Answer:emachines help me recover (i'm new here)

Can you get to Safe Mode?
If not:
You will either have to order a new recovery disc from eMachines or buy a new OS disc.
eMachines has several support options:
you can contact them by Phone, Email a Tech or Live Support chat.
All are on the page at this link:


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It has Windows98 on it, but since it's hardware specific and I've changed some of the hardware since buying it, it won't install. Is there a way to "extract" Windows98 from it so I can still use it?

Answer:Emachines Bootable CD

NewsFlash said:

It has Windows98 on it, but since it's hardware specific and I've changed some of the hardware since buying it, it won't install. Is there a way to "extract" Windows98 from it so I can still use it?Click to expand...

Why yes there is, NewsFlash.

Just check out this link and you're all set

Hope that's helpful! Cheers!

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I recently bought this computer used. I would like to change to computer owner name from previous owner to my name. How would i go about doing this?

Answer:Emachines EL1333G-01w

Hi and welcome to TSF go to control panel then user accounts the options are there to change account name

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hello,i have an emachines w5243 desktop amd athtlon 64,got a bad virus i erased my hard drive completely it had windows vista i erased hard drive want to install windows xp,i turn on computer and get BOOTMGR is missing press control alt del to restart and cannot get windows to install how do i fix it?the hard drive is western digital .i can provide more info if needed and i also set bios settings to boot from cd/dvd drive just cant get it to install windows xp.and yes i did try to use recovery cd that came with puter as well thanks in advance

Answer:please help emachines w5243

:wave Welcome to Major Geeks! :major

The BOOTMGR is left over from the Vista installation. You need to perform a low-level wipe of the PC, completely erasing the boot sector, partition table, etc. If there is a 2nd 'recovery' partition, you can probably access it to reload Vista. However, if you want XP, you'll need an XP installation CD with a valid, legal Product Key. There are numerous tools that you can use to completely wipe the drive, including the software from Western Digital. They have a bootable CD you can download (from this link), and when you boot to it, it will guide you through formatting/cleaning the drive. You can also use one of these free programs to accomplish more-or-less the same thing:
I'm sure that other MG members have suggestions too. Anyway, once the drive is wiped and/or formatted, you can follow the steps in this guide to install WinXP from the CD. To save time, you can try following the steps in that guide first, and then if that doesn't work (it should), then you can try the other programs.... good luck!

If you have the restore disc that came with the PC for restoring Vista, you can use that too after using one the 'wiping' methods previously listed. I think it's not working... Read more

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and I'm wondering how to reinstall Windows Vista Basic on an eMachine EL 1300G-01W mini tower?

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I had an Emachine with Windows XP and I tried to recover it to day !. I proceed to recover and It went to the end. After the last restart, it went to a white page called help with a big ? (question mark) It said if I didn't need any help, to click on the
START button at the bottom. There is nothing else on the screen?      I can't get out of this


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My e machine is 6 yrs old. When I push the button the blue light blinks and will not boot up. We replaced the power supply today but nothing changed. Any ideas?

Answer:Emachines won't boot

The motherboard has died

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I bought an emachines computer with windows xp preinstalled. The machine is only about 5 years old. The hard drive is occasionaly making a whiring noise. I guess that it is going to go bad. I am going to buy a second hard drive and install that to back up my personal files. I would like to buy another HD to just run XP on. My machine did not come with a restore CD. Is there anything that I can do?

Answer:Emachines Preinstalled Xp Os

You could try contacting emachines for a set of disks. Normally they should only charge you the postage.

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So, it's been quite awhile since I posted here, and I am having an issue identifying the eMachines PC I am currently using.

The story is kinda of long, so feel free to skip past this if you feel its unimportant, although it may contain some identifying markers. Around 2006 I had a PC die on me, and I bought a used eMachines PC from a friend really cheap. Right now it's having various issues and I am planning to reformat and reinstall windows.

The problem with this is I didn't get anything from my friend besides the tower, and it wasn't in the best of shape. Any identifying marks are gone. All I've got to go on is what is inside the PC to identify it, but I am having trouble with that, as well.

I need to identify this PC model so that I can find correct drivers for the motherboard and its components, so that I can do a good reinstall of Windows.

I have EVEREST, and thats helped me generate a small report, which I will include as a text file. Any help would be appreciated.

I feel its good to mention the video inside of this isn't what came with it. It's running a AGP card I installed myself awhile back. This isn't meant to be an awesome computer, I have one of those, this one is for web surfing and the like. Even though its not that important, I would still like to have proper drivers for it to work right.

I also tried finding info on the motherboard, but I couldn't even find it listed on the manufacturers website.... Read more

Answer:Help identifying my eMachines PC

I'm not sure if MSI allows direct links but this looks like your board from what I see in the Everest report. The driver link is in a bar towards the top of the page.

If the above link doesn't last you get there from MSI>Downloads>Paste MS-7060 in the Search box.

I would avoid any BIOS updates unless you are having a severe problem. I don't think eMachines does anything to change the manufacturer's BIOS but I don't know for sure. So I would only update BIOS if you can find a support page from e Machines.

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My Wife Got A Message On Her Emachines Computer To Download An Update & She Clicked On It. After The Progress Bar Got To 5 Increments, It Just Hung There. Ctrl+alt+del Didn't Work. Got It To Shut Down By Holding In The Power Button. While Rebooting, We Got:
Boot From Cd :
Press F11 To Start Recovery
A Disk Read Error Occured
Press Ctrl+alt+del To Restart
It Restarted The Computer & Gave Us The Same Message. During The Next Attempt, I Pressed F11 & Tried To Make It Boot From The Hard Drive, Appearently It Won't. Somewhere Along The Line I Got The Message: "file\minint\system32\biosinfo.inf Could Not Be Loaded. The Error Is 295. Setup Cannot Continue. Press Any Key To Exit." After Exiting, It Just Reboots Into The Same Loop. My Uncle Suggested We Got A Trojan Horse. If I Could Find A Way To Make The Computer Boot From The Hard Drive - That Might Cure The Problem (or At Least Let Me Access The Anti-virus Program). Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions On How To Fix This Problem?

Answer:Emachines Error 295`

Download And Update from whom? Was it Windows Update?

If the msg was NOT from Windows Update, she may have been hit by a virus or other Malware.

IF it was Windows Update; before download and install, did she exit ALL applications she was running. You should NOT install Windows Updates with applications running, they MAY interfere with the installation. That is why the Notify only... option in Automatic Updates is safest, and from what you describe that is what she has set.

Before doing anything else, try:Boot to your WinXP Setup CD
At the window with a Repair option on the bottom Statusbar, use that to open the Recovery Console
At the Recovery Console Command Prompt, enter CHKDSK C: /R
Let CHKDSK run, reboot to your HD

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My neighbor has an eMachine and we can't get the darn thing to start up. I press the little power button and it won't cut on. I have looked around outside and in the computer and everything is plugged in correctly. I'm not sure what to do.

What are the possibilites?

It has a 1.0Ghz Celeron (PIII typle) and 128MB of PC100 RAM.

What should I do before she takes it to some repair shop? (never encountered this before...)


Answer:eMachines Won't Start

there are a wide range of possibilties. first if nothing at all happens when you press the power button. (no lights no sounds etc.) then the most obvious culprit would be a dead power supply. e machines are not noted for quality power supplies to begin with.

has the owner of the machine recently added or removed any hardware from it?

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Question: emachines Bigfix

Hello, a couple days ago mom's emachines computer crashed and I had to use the restore cd, which means we lost everything. We purchased this computer in December of 2002. Anyway after restoring to original, the bigfix option keeps inundating me with upgrades and patches to install, many of which are now two or three years old. Trouble is that most require restarting the computer after installation, and this is getting to be ridicuously time consuming. Does anyone know if I can just skip these updates (or most of them), or do I have to take them one at a time...install and restart...install and restart...etc. Also, while all this is going on MS keeps wanting me to subscribe to automatic updates which I'm not sure about either (confusing to have more than a single fixer trying to update mom's computer and again I'm at a loss as to know what to do). I'm not even sure I'm in the right forum for my questions, please forgive if I'm in the wrong place, I'm a rookie ;-) By the way, we have an emachines T1742, 1.7 celeron..with XP and MS explorer browser, in case this information might help. I sure hope someone can offer some advice, tks...RayG

Answer:emachines Bigfix

What do you mean by the "Bigfix"?
I've never heard of that before.

You can just tell Automatic updates to clam up: It's useless if you regularly check Windows Update (IMHO).
Same goes for the "Security Center" icon that pesters you from the system tray becasue you've turned off (gasp) Automatic Updates.

Start>Settings>Control Panel>Automatic Updates>Tick beside "Turn Off Automatic Updates" and Click "Apply" and then "OK"

Start>Settings>Control Panel>Security Center. In the "Resources" pane on the left-hand side of the window (Your left, not the monitor's left), click "Change the way Security Center alerts me">Un-check all three boxes that you see there>Click OK>Close the Security Center window.

Be aware that if you do this, you'll have to actualy check the windows update site from time to time if you want the latest updates. (From MSIE, Click Tools>Windows Update. Otherwise, Type into the adress bar in MSIE.) Also be aware that you just freed up a bunch of system resourses becasue you've stopped these semi-useless processes from periodicly wasting othewise usefull CPU cycles and physical memory.

Happy surfing.

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Question: emachines T5086

I am locked out of my computer because I don't remember the password.  Forgot password setup requires a disc which I didn't create.  Can anyone help me?  It is very important that I get into my computer.

Answer:emachines T5086

What is the Windows on your computer?
Are you current using the Windows from factory?

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Question: emachines C2280

Heres what happened

I restarted my computer with the restore CD. Now my computer doesn't work. What now shows is a blue screen with this written on it:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete Contact your sytem
administrator or technical group for further assistance.

I hope there is someone out there that can help me. Heres some info on my comp: windows xp home edition. Please ask me if there is any other important info that would be helpful in solving this problem.

Answer:emachines C2280

oh nevermind... i found some threads in the forum concerning the same problem

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I bought an emachines computer a while back (bad idea lol). When I bought it, it already had windows 7 installed onto it. I got no pre packaged windows 7 key and disc or anything like that.

Anyways, now I am now looking to build my own PC. I was wondering if it is possible to switch windows 7 from my emachines onto a new pc? What I really am asking is when you buy an emachines with windows 7 already installed on it, is it like you own your own copy of windows 7 that you can put on other computers, or is it a locked version that can only be used on this one specific hard drive?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows 7 and Emachines

It can only be used with the PC it came with

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Right now, I'm not on the eMachines so I can't post the TSG SysInfo.

I have an eMachines 730 computer without the recovery discs (I lost them), I'm prepared to do a full reinstall of XP Home Edition (the disc contains SP2) which I have and is genuine. My only concern is I don't think XP has the drivers integrated into setup and I spoke to eMachines about finding the drivers however they said that the computer came out in 2001 and is discontinued! It is for that reason that I turn to you!

Answer:Looking for eMachines 730 XP drivers

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Question: EMachines Computer

i have an emachine computer, it's model EMachines T2542 if that helps, ive had this computer for a few years and its worked fine and one day last week the light started going crazy on the tower and i turned it off because it was making a weird noise and now the computer won't even come on. Any ideas to what is wrong?

Answer:EMachines Computer

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Question: emachines drivers

Hi, I reformated my emachines H5237 Desktop PC but I cannot find any drivers. I checked the emachines website, google, and I went to device manager and I let windows find the sound driver for me but I can't find anything for the Video Controller (VGA Compatible) device. The video card is an intel graphics media accelerator 925. Thanks.

Answer:emachines drivers

The 925 is your processor, you have Intel GMA 950 graphics. Try this driver from Intel:* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

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ok i have a emachines w6409 i got it used it said it only i had 448 ram so i when out and got a new ram 1g but steel say it 448 even redid window steel say 448 can not play game like this how do i fix it please some one help me

Answer:emachines memory not right

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