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E-machine t2885

By seeker · 7 replies
Nov 16, 2006
  1. I got a t2885 that had the hd formatted,but no os..It came with the 3 factory restore cd's..so I installed them, but when the system reboots,it brings up the restore to last good working boot, or safe,or normal.I have tried this several times,, Finally I re-formated and loaded 98se and it works fine..When I try to update to xp no go..What do you think is going on???
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    What are the specs of your system and why in the world are you running 98?
  3. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Yes why in your right mind would you even dare run windows 98 still xp has been out since like 5 years!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. seeker

    seeker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As I mentioned,It wont take xp, even tho that is what the restore cd's are supposed to restore it to..It just keeps re booting...the only way the machine will work is with 98se..it seems as tho it hangs at the mup.sys file..

    Manufacturer eMachines, Inc.
    Product Name D845GVSR
    DMI Version 2.3 @000F83C0
    Machine Type IBM PC/AT
    Free resources (16 bits)
    System resource 80%
    GDI resource 80%
    User resource 86%
    Disk Space Disk C: 2511 MB Available, 3100 MB Total, 2511 MB Free
    Disk D: 161 MB Available, 245 MB Total, 161 MB Free
    Disk E: 0 MB Available, 0 MB Total, 0 MB Free
    Physical Memory 503 MB Total, 442 MB Free
    Memory Load 8%
    Virtual Memory 1546 MB Total, 1510 MB Free

    Product Details
    Key Features
    Form Factor Mini Tower

    Processor Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz

    Installed Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

    Recommended Use Home Use
    Processor Type Intel Celeron

    Processor Speed 2.8 GHz

    Processor Manufacturer Intel

    Max Processors Qty. 1
    Bus Speed 400 MHz
    RAM Technology DDR SDRAM

    Installed RAM 512 MB

    Max Supported RAM 1 GB

    Installed Cache Memory 128 KB
    Hard Drive
    Hard Drive Capacity 80 GB

    Hard Drive Interface DMA/ATA-33 (Ultra)

    Controller Type EIDE
    CD / DVD
    Optical Drive Type CD-RW

    Optical Drive Read Speed 16x (DVD) • 48x (CD)

    Optical Drive Write Speed 48x (CD-R)

    Optical Drive ReWrite Speed 24x (CD-RW)
    Other Drives
    Floppy Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy
    Audio / Video
    Audio Output Type Sound Card • Line out
    Modem Type Fax / Modem
    Networking Type Network Adapter

    Data Link Protocol Ethernet • Fast Ethernet
    Width 7.25 in.

    Depth 16 in.

    Height 14.13 in.

    Weight 23 lb.
    Warranty 1 Year
    OS Certified Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

    MPN t2885

    UPC 764296108214

    Product ID
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  6. comtoon4

    comtoon4 TS Rookie


    I have a T2885 E-machine, it failed to restore with the restore disks.
    I installed XP Pro, but it did not install the Video, modem and sound drivers. Having trouble finding them.
    Thanks, comtoon4
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,514   +2,308

    The options you describe are from the boot into safe mode menu. (F-8)
    Restore is F-11 (at least on my newer T-5026). Silly question I know, but you are using these discs in the right order? (On my other Emachine, you had to burn your own restore CDs, so it actually was possible to mark them incorrectly).

    For some reason '98 is easier to get up and running than XP. I think it has something to do with how MS-DOS is implemented.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,514   +2,308

    Here you need to start your own thread, and you would need to give us a hint as to which modem, which sound card, which video adapter, like that.
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