not booting up using windows xp


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dlwalters

i am using windows xp verison 2
e-machine w3107
when it starts a light flashes and then 4 lights this located on the front
panel no beeps not sure what it means. someone suggested the beep codes well
i get no beeps and emachines has paid help just to find out what it means. If
it is the mother board were will i find a replacement?
Debbie in Broadalbin
 
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db ´¯`·.. >

http://www.emachines.com/support/

see if you can search the
faq's for your specific model.

perhaps, you need to download
updates.

let us know what you find out
or think afterwards.
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Randall Flagg

i am using windows xp verison 2
e-machine w3107
when it starts a light flashes and then 4 lights this located on the front
panel no beeps not sure what it means. someone suggested the beep codes well
i get no beeps and emachines has paid help just to find out what it means. If
it is the mother board were will i find a replacement?
Debbie in Broadalbin

It would appear that you really aren't equipped to handle whatever is
wrong. Think about taking it to a competent local shop.
 
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Anna

db ´¯`·.. > said:
http://www.emachines.com/support/

see if you can search the
faq's for your specific model.

perhaps, you need to download
updates.

let us know what you find out
or think afterwards.


Debbie:
I really don't think it's a matter of any "updates" that you need to resolve
this problem.

It most certainly sounds like a hardware problem based on your description
of what is happening.

But it's a "problem" diagnosing the "problem" from this distance. It could
conceivably be any major component in the machine, including the
motherboard. Is there any *particular* reason why you suspect it may be a
defective motherboard?

If it is a hardware-type problem the only definitive way for an end-user
like yourself to determine what's causing the problem is to substitute a
known "good" component for each component in turn. Obviously I would think
that is impractical for you.

Next best would be if you had a knowledgeable friend/acquaintance who could
look at the machine and possibly determine the cause of the problem. Is
there any chance of this.

I probably don't have to tell you that you're dealing with a rather modest
machine performance-wise. This is not to say that the machine is inadequate
for your needs - obviously it is or you wouldn't be pursuing this matter. I
only mention this because it would be questionable whether you should expend
any *real* money trying to fix the machine (assuming it is a hardware-type
problem).

Some months ago toward the end of 2008 I noticed a Wal-Mart ad for this
machine. Apparently they were closing out this model and had it for sale at
$349.99 (including, no less, a 17" monitor as I recall). An elderly couple
of my acquaintance were in the market for a modestly-priced machine so I
recommended this one. Alas, by the time we reached our local Wal-Mart store
they were sold out and no rainchecks. That's why I would be hesitant about
repair costs for that machine.
Anna
 
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dlwalters

i have e-machines model W3107 desktop pc with amd sempron processor 3100+.
that sounds good to download new updates but when i boot up i get nothing, i
tdoes not reconize the monitor, keyboard no external devices. i have tried
loading a recovery cd and that did not work.
emachines support referred me to microsoft unless i pay for their services.
Debbie
 
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db ´¯`·.. >

ok, since emachines
can't help, then maybe
we can start to analyze

the very "very" first thing
to look into is the state
of your cmos/bios.

if you cannot access
the bios and cmos
via holding down a
key on the keyboard,
then this is a clue.

you will need to find
out which key on the
keyboard is assigned
to open up the cmos/
bios setup.

sometimes it can be
the del key or the f2
key.

and it needs to be
held down like 1
second after you
press the power
button to the machine.

once the cmos/bios
is opened,

checked to see if
the clock / time is
accurate.

check to see if you
hard disks are recognized.

there will be other
status's to find there
too.

let us know if you
get this far.
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db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
- Systems Analyst
- Database Developer
- Accountancy
- Veteran of the Armed Forces
- @hotmail.com
"share the nirvana" - dbZen

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
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