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Redoing hardisk I've had a lot of problems with my e-machines desktop (refurbished) every since one day I had to redo the hardisk (run the recovery disk). I redid the disk but with a different version of Windows XP; what was contained on the recovery disk was labled Win Media Center edition. My computer is a media Center edition PC and thats the way its supposed to be. But the disk restored the computer with Win XP Pro; which wasn't fully functional with my PC. As a matter of fact , I couln't us


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Hi welcome to fixya!\015\012Actually its all about bad sectors. I encountered that many times too. the remedy there is to diagnose it using HDD diagnostic tools, like HDD Disk Warrior, we have also norton disk utility all of them are exe files so even if you are not running windows system you can still run diagnostic tools at the C prompt. If you have this kind of tools you can start diagnosing. It will repair bad sectors as well as the HDD itself. then after the repair process, you need to reformat your disk, install the XP sp2 version, be sure to backup your important files and be sure also that you have 500mhz processor or higher and 256MB of memory or higher. if you are worrying about these tools feel free to ask at any computer shop near you Im sure they have it.\015\012but if still don't work out try replacing your hard disk, the reason why the system could not function well is that, some of the system data has been placed to a bad sector, so, the tendency there is, it will jump, supposed to be the needle reader will read it first but the problem is, the data was placed in one of the HDD bad sectors and it couldn't be located anymore.\015\012try it... God Bless too! have a nice day and Happy New Year to you! 
If you can get an XP retail disk or a Media Centre retail disk from a computer shoppe or a friend that has a disk, it will work fine as the retail versions of XP and XP MCE are full install disks that have not been OEM updated and branded, but they do not contain model specific drivers for the motherboards chipset and the integrated and add on hardware. You will have to go to the eMachines support page and download the drivers specific to your machine and put them on a CD or flash drive so that when the install is completed and it asks for drivers for the hardware it detects, you have them handy. The eMachines site has all the drivers for their machines. The chipset drivers are needed so the PCI bus and the IDE and or SATA controllers work properly. After the PCI drivers are installed any PCI add on cards should be properly detected and the drivers for those devices can be installed. If you get at least the chipset driver and the ethernet driver installed, you can go online and get the rest of the drivers later.
If you have any 3rd party cards like soundcards or upgraded video cards and so on, you will need to go to the card manufacturers site and download the drivers from there.
If the system is having issues where it is shutting down or rebooting on its own at random times or when you run certain programmes, you may have bad memory or the motherboard is going bad.

Hope this helps and if you need any more help let me know.

Cheers,

Shayne Schecht
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