Computer not booting up

  coolteentom 20:53 17 Mar 06


I have an emachine pc, however it was slowing down with what I think was a virus, and eventually stopped running my computer etc.

A friend tried restoring the comp using the 'emachines restore disk,' but as we didnt have disk 2 at the time, it was cancelled half way through.

Now the comp shows the 'emachine startup screen' and a blank screen comes up with a flashing cursor.

I am able to get into BIOS at the min, but that's all I can seem to get into.

Has anyone got an idea of how to get the computer to get back onto some kind of menu etc. by using a downloading a boot disk or something?

Many thanks,


  jimv7 21:19 17 Mar 06

I would imagine that disk 1 has the windows install, disk 2 has all the drivers plus the free software.

without the drivers windows will not start.

Can you borrow a friends winxp cd and load windows using your licence no.

  kinger 21:28 17 Mar 06

Contact the place of purchase and request a new drivers disk.

  woodchip 21:30 17 Mar 06

You are grounded, without some form of restore discs

  coolteentom 20:11 19 Mar 06

Thanks for help - managed to borrow a disk 2 - all is working again.

  woodchip 20:16 19 Mar 06

Suggest you copy that disc while you have it. And put them some where safe. Not that safe that you cannot find them

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