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The recovery cd you used to restore your machine was from a model different enough that you have a miriad of incorrect drivers installed. At this point, the best option is to contact eMachines and get the correct recovery disk for your machine. Then do a complete (destructive) recovery.

Go ahead and start backing up what data you can.
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Have you been able to contact eMachines for the correct recovery cd?
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It's on its way.
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Received the CD this morning and today is the first day of summer vacation!! :whistling:
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Cool!

Do you have the files you need backed up to removable media?
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All I really care about are my e-bay pictures and I haven't had much luck with that. I tried moving them to a photo gallery like Kodak and Yahoo but wouldn't go. Guess I'll just have to live without them. :whistling:
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Maybe try zipping them before uploading. Do you use Yahoo Briefcase? That might be an option, too.
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Will zipping them protect them?
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Not if they are on the same drive we'll be installing on. Zipping will make them easier to move on the internet, though. I store a lot of my important stuff in my Yahoo Briefcase...can you burn them to a cd?
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This time I was able to move a lot of my pix to Yahoo. No, I couldn't burn them to a cd. I guess I'm ready to give the restore cd a try.
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Ok...here we go...again. :whistling:

put the recovery cd in the machine and restart. It should boot to the cd. Follow the prompts for a complete or "destructive" recovery. Or a fresh install if the option is presented.

Have the product key handy...

If you run into problems, post back...I'll be wandering around here somewhere.
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