The time now is Hi, A friend has bought a second hand Emachine Desktop with XP sp2 for his young son to learn on. It takes ages for the PC to fire up and then when its running it keeps freezing. Already have an account? Ill give it a go and let you know if it worked. Did you try the Emachines web site?

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Current Temperatures Take II. All times are GMT The Antivirus expired in Two broadband connections, two software for printers, loads of unwanted programs and lots of pirated software.

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The time now is TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. He doesn’t have a recovery disc and theres 324 i can find from Google. He as several infections and also the previous owner as left all is details and programs on it. Do you already have an account?

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Once that’s done, you should be able to boot to the recovery portion of the main HDD, if it emschines. Thanks for the help.


Takes some time, but will be worth it as far as removing nags, junk software, and increasing overall operational speed. Hi and Welcome to TSF!

There is 70 GB so that cant be why it wont install. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. You can have him contact our Virus team to remove the virus. If that doesn’t exist, they probably required the first owner to create their own recovery disks.

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My friend is not really up on computers so if theres a way to do it ill have emachiness go for him and put some Antivirus on it. It is a free Security Software provided by Microsoft. If i cant do a restore ill uninstall everything.

Join the community here. Computer powers off in sleep mode But for just a few dollars more, you can get a motherboard combo with CPU that will fit into a much larger case.

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New guts and no video Aug 12, I have installed all updates from Microsoft but i cannot install sp3. It was the Antivirus that was stopping me installing it.


Already have an account? This is why i suggested, emachhines possible rather than uninstall a bit at a time do a reset. Ok thanks, ill look into it. The unusual thing is i went to Emachines site and put the serial number in and its not being recognised.

If anyone can help me with more information i would be gratefull.

Yes, my 324 is: You will likely be happier in the long run. Take a screen shot of Disk Management window and attach it in your next post. I recommended that he reset it to factory settings and i printed your reset guide for him but he says none of the tips work on that pc.