I recently aquired an eMachine 566i2 with Windows ME. I upgraded to Windows XP Home Edition. The computer was running very slowly. I ran anti-malware and various utility programs, but there was no change. I did an analysis of the hard drive and discovered that my pagefile was huge. I did some research to determine what to do about this and one suggestion was to put the pagefile on a different drive. I installed a second hard drive as a slave. Now my computer stalls after the eMachines splash screen. The screen is black with white flashing curser. I checked bios to see if the slave was recognized correctly. It was. I uninstalled the slave thinking this would resolve the problem. It did not. I tried to boot to safe mode but the f8 key does nothing. I tried to boot from the Windows XP cd so I could repair or reinstall Windows but the computer does not boot from the cd either. I allso unplugged the computer and held down the power key for a few seconds but this didn't help. Do you have any suggestions?