E-Machine Start Freeze

By TDog525
Oct 13, 2006
  1. I have an e-machine T-3085. Periodically it freezes at the "e" logo on start-up. Physically unplugging and replugging (sometimes more than once) the beast seems to fix the issue, eventually. This happens after a full shut-off, usually over night. It does not initiate start up and is not checking any other drives for a disc etc. Is this a bios issue? Any insight on a solution? Thanks.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It being an emachine its probably down to poor build quality!!!

    I have a proper pc and my wireless keyboard batteries went flat so i had to temporarily use an emachines keyboard, my pc wouldn't even start up at first untill i used "last known good configuration"!!!!!!!
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    here we go again :rolleyes:

    your symptom sounds like a driver issue or a failing hard drive, but because this is an Emachines replace or substitute the power supply first. I've worked on this model before, and the motherboard was replaced as well as the power supply... Emachines is the only computer system that you have to ignore the usual troubleshooting, and go for major component replacement first

    T-3085 Specs:

    CPU: AMD Athlon™ XP 3000+ Processor
    Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    Chipset: NVIDIA® nForce™2
    Memory: 512MB DDR (PC 2700)
    Expandable to 2GB
    Hard Drive: 160GB HDD (7200rpm)
    Optical Drive: DVD ± RW Drive (Write Max: 4x DVD±R, 2.4x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-RW, 16x CD-R, 10x CDRW; Reads 40x CD, 12x DVD), 48x Max. CD-ROM Drive
    Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (USB 2.0, Secure Digital™ (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
    Video: NVIDIA® GeForce®4™ MX graphics (1 AGP 8x slot available)
    Sound: nForce™ 6-channel Audio
    Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
    Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
    Peripherals: Premium Plus Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
    Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (4 in back; 1 in Media Reader), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
    Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D
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