* Brand and Model # eMachines T4510
* Type of Mouse (USB/PS2/Wireless) - Wireless, Loxitech I think
* Type of Keyboard (USB/PS2/Wireless) - eMachines purple plug (not USB)
* Amount of memory: 512mb RAM, 120GB Seagate Harddrive (replaced original Western Digital HD 1-2 hrs ago)
* Motherboard model (if known): ?
* Video card (PCI/PCI-E/AGP) or Integrated Video (if known): Intel graphics (don't have # handy)
* What doesn't work
The computer takes a really long time to start up. After the Windows XP logo appears, it goes to black for a while, then a cursor shows, then it finally goes to the login screen. It stalls after I log in, it takes about 10-15 mins before I can use it, ie the background image of the desktop will come up, but it takes time for desktop items to appear. The only things in the bottom right corner are norton, a monitor driver image I think, and maybe one or two other things, but no unnecessary startup programs (ie so it's not programs slowing it down).
When I put it to sleep/standby, I cannot wake it up and have to shut down, and power on again (I think the machine actually wakes up, but the screen remains black and login screen does not come on).
If I just shut down, it does as described above when I start it up ... therefore anytime I shut down I'm going to have problems ... I can't just leave it on all the time, right.
* What does work
Once it starts up, everything seems to run fine, very fast as usual.
* What have you tried
1. I replaced the CR2032 battery on the motherboard. Didn't help.
2. I bought a brand new Western Digital 250 GB harddrive ... but don't think I tried it properly ... I tried using my eMachines restore CD, and the new harddrive was doing the same thing ... but then I remembered the restore CD doesn't work (only on the original eMachines harddrive), so I have not installed Windows XP Professional on the new WD HD yet.
3. I reinstalled Windows XP Professional, deleted the old partition and installing on clean partition. I downloaded all the Windows updates (incl. SP2), and Norton Antivirus.
1. What could be causing the start up problems? Bad motherboard?
2. Does it sound like the Seagate harddrive could be bad...is it worth installing Windows on the new harddrive to test.
3. I replaced the power supply 3-4 yrs ago. Could it need a new power supply?
4. What else can I do to try to fix this?
Appreciate any help.