Restored eMachine image issue

Apr 20, 2005
  1. I am fixing an eMachine C1844 PC and had to restore the HD from the CDs. After restoring the image, and rebooting the PC, an error pops up about a few minutes into the boot indicating that the OS was not completly loaded and to run "setup" again.

    Did anybody experience this before? How did you go about fixing it? Thanks ahead of time.

  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Did you change any components of the PC since it's origination? If it has new components then the recovery CD's might not work properly. Other than that I have never seen this before.

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  3. OGGBoy

    OGGBoy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    in fact i did. I had to replace the Power Supply. Thank you for you feedback and warm the welcome.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I don't think replacing the PSU would cause a problem, but it might somehow.
  5. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

    I think the PS is the problem. Emachines come with their own cheap and very unreliable power supply (just like all their products) and is registered in their restore CD. I'll never buy emachines again.
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Eddy, where do you get your knowledge from?
    There is NO way that Windows on its own can recognise a new or changed PSU!
    And Emachines are too cheap to install some utility that could measure the exact output voltages etc. of their PSU, compare it with their original PC-spec, and then complain about any deviation, causing the PC to hang? No way.

    Could be that the restore-CD has a scratch or dirt or fingerprints on it, and did not install properly.
  7. prash

    prash TS Rookie

    I used to work for pc world and restored many emachines pcs. The problem is not a change of PSU and the restore disk not liking it. There is no way in hell that is the problem.
    Saying a change of psu upset the restore disk is like saying it wont restore're running the mobo out of the case.

    I suspect it could be a problem with the disk..have u tried making a copy of it? it could even be a hardware problem...perhaps hard drive.Why did u replace the PSU?

    Another thing to check is the bios...go in it if u can and make sure settings are ok. You'd be surprised how little things can upset a fresh restore.
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