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dege0808

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Well I sure hope you all can help, I have been having a problem with my pc restarting all the time, so I did a clean install and got rid of everything, I partitioned my hd and all and it stopped for like 2 days still keeps restarting. Well this last time it wouldnt restart back up it got to the emachine logo and would freeze. Now it starts as dark black and goes to a lighter black. I get nothing. And ideas? Someone said maybe its the motherboard I dont know please help if you can.

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Hi dege0808! Welcome to G2G!

I would suggest you take out the memory sticks and blow them off and also blow out the slots they go into. Then put them back in, if the problem persists, trying just putting one of the sticks in at a time and boot up your computer and see what happens. Of course only due this if you are comfortable with doing it. If you're not, then see if you have a friend that is more comfortable and can do it for you.

Another possibility is that your power supply is going. How old is your machine?

Post back the details.

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Emery Herman

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Before you take out your memory, take a quick smell in the motherboard and see if anything has been burnt. If there is anything burnt, replace it.
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Can't really do that, since if something is burned then the motherboard is scrap for most users since they would have no idea how to fix it. Also, it might not smell burnt but look burnt but most people won't be able to tell that.
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Open up your computer box. Unhook all your hardware from your mobo but keep your PSU, memory and video card plugged in. Turn on your computer and see if it works like it should. If it does, keep adding your hardware back to your computer until it won't startup anymore. The piece of hardware before making your machine fail to start will be broken or ready for replacement.
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dege0808...

Before we have this machine spread out across the kitchen table, let's play with it a bit...

Do you hear a "beep" as the machine restarts?

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode? (tap the F8 key during boot sequence) Try the "Last known good configuration" option. If that option doesn't work, try the others...particularly the "Safe Mode with command prompt" option.

If you do happen to open the case, check to see that all your fans work, the CPU heat sink (finned thingie) is clear of dust and debris, and all cableing is connected firmly. Use compressed air to clean these areas if necesary. (Air can be purchased at most office supply stores.) You will need to power the machine on with the case open to check the CPU fan.

Please beware of static...use a static strap on your wrist or keep one hand on a metal part of the case when working near the motherboard.

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Some eMachines are famous for power supply failures. You might want to check that since it's very simple to test by substitution.
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