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restoring an emachines computer Answered

I've got an emachines computer that isn't wanting to restore properly, some symantec ghost problem, seems common with emachines. All i want to do is get it working again, without paying someone to do it. I preferebly want it to run using XP, its original operating system. Anyone know how to this?

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wingman246
wingman246

13 years ago

okay, i just had a thought, what if, i downloaded a Linux Live CD and used that on the emachines, would Linux run properly?

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wingman246
wingman246

Reply 13 years ago

how do i do this?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 13 years ago

Go to bootdisk.com download a dos bootdisk and install to a floppy (if you on't have a floppy you can find solutions using a cd, but I don't know how), reboot the computer with the floppy in the drive. it should boot to a dos command prompt, if not you may need to change the boot order in the bios. at the command prompt type Format C: when done formating stick a winxp disk in the cd, remove the floppy, reboot and reinstall xp.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. No need to go to all that trouble. There is an option to format the HDD when WinXP is (re)installed.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 13 years ago

Oops, didn't know that, went straight from win2k to Vista, and keep thinking about going back ;-)

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

Go forward to Xp. ;)

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

I don't know what problem people have with emachines. I have one now, and my computer before it was an emachines, too. I've never had a problem.

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ledzep567
ledzep567

13 years ago

I feel your pain. I own an Emachines.