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Emachine running OS / Windows 2000, doesn't see c: or d: drives when booting-up.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sunshine2004, Oct 12, 2003.

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  1. Sunshine2004

    Sunshine2004 Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2003
    Hello All,

    This is my first post as I am a new user to this site. I'm not a pro but I do know a little something about computers and any help I can get would be greatly appreciated.

    Problem is:
    Emachine approx. 2years old, just installed new OS (win.2000). Computer had 2 existing problems before new install. #1: Power button will only work for 1st boot but if you turn the computer off you have to unplug and replug machine in order to get it started.
    #2: After booting machine, only a: drive is recognised, doesn't see c: or d: (recognised c: before install, but had problems loading).

    c: was reformatted with new installation using another pc.
    d: is recognised in bios (of Emachine) only if c: is disconnected. I tried resetting jumpers on system board, but still think I'm missing something or else computer would be working!

    Please Help!!
  2. scmazter


    Oct 5, 2003
    First of all I don't like win 2000, niether does my family niether does anyone I know. Besides it sux for home use.
    Anyway if you computer is having those errors and is 2 years old, you might as well get a new computer.
    Perhaps if you tell me the specs of your computer and if u ever installing any new hardware or bios on it, i could tell u more.
  3. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    First: The master/slave jumpers on the drives are wrong. C should be set to master and D should be set to slave.
    Second: You cannot install Operating System on one machine and expect it to work with another unless they are absolutely identical.
    Third: Windows 2000 is OK.
  4. Sunshine2004

    Sunshine2004 Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2003
    Thanks Guys!

    I hadn't thought of resetting both drives. As is d: is set to master and c: to slave, I already tried changing c: but left d: the same since computer was booting before install although had problems.

    As far as getting a new pc, I would only do this as a last resort. I'm thinking of ordering a new system board and power supply from the manufacturer if I'm unable to fix.


    Scmazter, I will check out your link and let you know if there's any way I can assist.
  5. Rusty1952


    Mar 25, 2003
    --As fas as the Pwr problem goes I had the exact same identical issue and symptoms with an older emachine i own. The fix was to replace the pwr supply unit. After that it was aok with smooth sailing !!!

    Older eMachines hav a bad rep in so far as psu problems go.
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