Emachine computer is freezing when I start it up, any suggestions to fix it

By asexylady77 ·
We have a emachine Intel Celeron D with Windows XP home edition. My son has frozen his computer up, he said he was downloading a program but then cancelled it and went into his control panel and changed his hardware device to standard. He was on the computer the rest of the night then he turned the computer off. But when he powered up the next day it only gives him a black screen and nothing else. It won't even let him go to the safe mode to make any changes he made the day before. We can't find the restore cd either to restore his computer to its original setup. Does anyone know how I can fix this error without the cd? Or without restoring it, just to get it past the black screen and into the safe mode? I read that sometimes emachines will lock up if the fans are overheating, but we have cleaned that, nothing. We have also left it unplugged and tried again, still nothing. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

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by 2007.keith.2007 In reply to Emachine computer is free ...

sorry there is no way that i know to fix this maybee yoiu can try taking your compuer to your local computer store or if you are in the uk you should take it to PCWORLD

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RE:Emachine computer is freezing when I start it up,

by michael.carr In reply to Emachine computer is free ...

First you must get your hands on a Windows XP home edition CD Talk to F%*(*$# Microsoft and they might send you one, or a friend. The CD doesn't matter (But must be XP Home) its the key on the side of the box you need!

1. put the CD in.
2. Boot the computer using the CD
3. when it asks you to install, repair or upgrade go with Install.
4. Windows will look at your hard drive and tell you that there is already Windows XP installed now do a repair, only the system files will be changed and you will need to reenter the CD Key and reactivate windows as well after this is done.

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