Turn it on and you get the black screen "Windows did not successfully yadda yadda." You can watch it count down to Windows Normal or key up to Safe Mode. Regardless of what you do, in 3 seconds you are back to the same "Windows did not" screen. I have a Restore Disk and 9 "back up" disks. Nothing labeled boot disk. When I hit F10, and the Restore Disk is in, it will ask if I want to reinstall Windows - type 1. I type 1 and it goes into an A drive prompt or tells me Windows has been successfully reinstalled (like it reinstalled in 2 seconds). But nothing has changed. It seems to have a hard time reading the CD Rom drive once you select CD Rom and it runs through reading the disk and displaying the files on the CD. There is no A drive.
I called the eMachines 800 number on the disk. It has been disconnected. I went to eMachines support and attempted a chat with Peeyush, but the computer is out of warrenty (2 weeks) and support is 59.00 for 30 minutes.
She doesn't have anything on there that needs to be saved, so we are wide open for suggestions.
Edited by Barbara, 23 January 2010 - 02:39 PM.