#1
My computer is the emachines el1352. For the price it had very good reviews so my family got it when our old computer broke.

This computer has had some problems with system resume in the past where we would have to restart the computer for it to work and a few times I have gotten the BSOD most likely for hardware problems.

Also one time in the past it wouldn't start up correctly, and start up repair fixed it.

This time was worse though.

I tried to resume the computer from sleep/hibernation and it was just a blank screen. I thought it just needed a restart, but it would not boot up all the way. The emachines logo would flash and then it would just be black. The mouse and keyboard lights would come on, I could open the cd drive, I could put on caps lock etc. but it would not fully boot(I think).

I was trying to get into safe mode but no matter what I did after the emachines logo came up it would be black.

Perhaps the weirdest part is when I left the computer on for around 10 minutes to see what would happen. I don't remember if I pressed f8 this time unfortunately, but its a possibility that I did and then hit enter a few times for no reason. I looked at the computer later, and if I looked VERY closely I could see the dimmest characters on the screen ever. It was system start up repair running. All I saw was the text about this and I was pressing enter a few times to see if that finished it. Eventually it did finish and It said restart to finish(still verrrrrry dim lighted).

This did not work though unfortunately. I continued trying to get into safe mode but it wouldn't work. Finally I tried pressing f8 for safe mode and leaving it running again(this time I'm certain I pressed f8). Then I noticed another thing weird.

I had the monitor turned off and when I turned it on, I would see very quickly what was supposed to be on the screen(the options for safe mode). It went black in a flash though. I repeated this and the same thing would happen.

I hit down then enter and finally I could see the screen booting into safe mode. I was relieved that it was semi working. Then oddly enough, I just restarted the computer and it worked normally(though did take a little bit extra time to log in fully).

Anyone have a clue what the **** happened and if my computer is permanently messed up?
#2
tl;dr
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#3
eMachines makes strange computers where Windows deteriorates over time. I suggest you put a fresh copy of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on it. I'm running it on a single core Intel Atom on my ASUS Eee PC, and i have four Firefox windows (with 10+ tabs in each), three instances of text editors, Qt 4 Assistant, three terminal windows, and a movie player instance. Guess what? I have not seen this setup lag. Not once.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

Choose 10.04 LTS from the drop-down. 11.10 sucks ass.
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#5
Quote by 1crazyboy7
My computer is the emachines el1352. For the price it had very good reviews so my family got it when our old computer broke.

This computer has had some problems with system resume in the past where we would have to restart the computer for it to work and a few times I have gotten the BSOD most likely for hardware problems.

Also one time in the past it wouldn't start up correctly, and start up repair fixed it.

This time was worse though.

I tried to resume the computer from sleep/hibernation and it was just a blank screen. I thought it just needed a restart, but it would not boot up all the way. The emachines logo would flash and then it would just be black. The mouse and keyboard lights would come on, I could open the cd drive, I could put on caps lock etc. but it would not fully boot(I think).

I was trying to get into safe mode but no matter what I did after the emachines logo came up it would be black.

Perhaps the weirdest part is when I left the computer on for around 10 minutes to see what would happen. I don't remember if I pressed f8 this time unfortunately, but its a possibility that I did and then hit enter a few times for no reason. I looked at the computer later, and if I looked VERY closely I could see the dimmest characters on the screen ever. It was system start up repair running. All I saw was the text about this and I was pressing enter a few times to see if that finished it. Eventually it did finish and It said restart to finish(still verrrrrry dim lighted).

This did not work though unfortunately. I continued trying to get into safe mode but it wouldn't work. Finally I tried pressing f8 for safe mode and leaving it running again(this time I'm certain I pressed f8). Then I noticed another thing weird.

I had the monitor turned off and when I turned it on, I would see very quickly what was supposed to be on the screen(the options for safe mode). It went black in a flash though. I repeated this and the same thing would happen.

I hit down then enter and finally I could see the screen booting into safe mode. I was relieved that it was semi working. Then oddly enough, I just restarted the computer and it worked normally(though did take a little bit extra time to log in fully).

Anyone have a clue what the **** happened and if my computer is permanently messed up?


There's your problem.
#6
It sounds like you have a hard drive issue. Definately hardware related. If possible do a reformat of your hard drive that your operating system is on (If you have more than one that is).
If you cannot do that, take it to a repair shop and if they can't do it get them to put you onto a hard drive specialist. Could be a number of issues. I'd begin with a reformat and go from there.
#7
I know emachines suck in general. But for the price of a little over 500 dollars for the desktop it is a really good price and its reviews were very good also. My parents didn't have a lot of money so I thought it was the best choice.

Does anyone know why the above happened and if there is anything I can do though?

Saying its just because its an emachine doesn't say whats actually wrong.
#8
tl;dr
probably porn.
You dirty piece of shit, you.

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#9
Quote by AJScott
It sounds like you have a hard drive issue. Definately hardware related. If possible do a reformat of your hard drive that your operating system is on (If you have more than one that is).
If you cannot do that, take it to a repair shop and if they can't do it get them to put you onto a hard drive specialist. Could be a number of issues. I'd begin with a reformat and go from there.


Thanks for the response. If problems continue I will try that. If that doesn't work though, is there a way to be certain its the harddrive? In other words, I dont want to have the harddrive replaced if that ends up not being the problem since it would just waste money.
#10
Quote by 1crazyboy7
My computer is the emachines el1352. For the price it had very good reviews so my family got it when our old computer broke.

This computer has had some problems with system resume in the past where we would have to restart the computer for it to work and a few times I have gotten the BSOD most likely for hardware problems.

Also one time in the past it wouldn't start up correctly, and start up repair fixed it.

This time was worse though.

I tried to resume the computer from sleep/hibernation and it was just a blank screen. I thought it just needed a restart, but it would not boot up all the way. The emachines logo would flash and then it would just be black. The mouse and keyboard lights would come on, I could open the cd drive, I could put on caps lock etc. but it would not fully boot(I think).

I was trying to get into safe mode but no matter what I did after the emachines logo came up it would be black.

Perhaps the weirdest part is when I left the computer on for around 10 minutes to see what would happen. I don't remember if I pressed f8 this time unfortunately, but its a possibility that I did and then hit enter a few times for no reason. I looked at the computer later, and if I looked VERY closely I could see the dimmest characters on the screen ever. It was system start up repair running. All I saw was the text about this and I was pressing enter a few times to see if that finished it. Eventually it did finish and It said restart to finish(still verrrrrry dim lighted).

This did not work though unfortunately. I continued trying to get into safe mode but it wouldn't work. Finally I tried pressing f8 for safe mode and leaving it running again(this time I'm certain I pressed f8). Then I noticed another thing weird.

I had the monitor turned off and when I turned it on, I would see very quickly what was supposed to be on the screen(the options for safe mode). It went black in a flash though. I repeated this and the same thing would happen.

I hit down then enter and finally I could see the screen booting into safe mode. I was relieved that it was semi working. Then oddly enough, I just restarted the computer and it worked normally(though did take a little bit extra time to log in fully).

Anyone have a clue what the **** happened and if my computer is permanently messed up?
Something's gone wrong. I'm sure of it.
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#11
Quote by 1crazyboy7
Thanks for the response. If problems continue I will try that. If that doesn't work though, is there a way to be certain its the harddrive? In other words, I dont want to have the harddrive replaced if that ends up not being the problem since it would just waste money.

Download the Ubuntu iso, and burn it to a CD as darkstar said. Put it in your CD drive, and boot up from that. If the rest of your computer is working, it should boot into Ubuntu fine, and from there you can look at your hard drive and see if it's messed up in anyway or not.
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Download the Ubuntu iso, and burn it to a CD as darkstar said. Put it in your CD drive, and boot up from that. If the rest of your computer is working, it should boot into Ubuntu fine, and from there you can look at your hard drive and see if it's messed up in anyway or not.


I like how TS skipped over my advice lol.
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#15
Most people are too scared of Linux to even think about trying it.

Really though, if TS is going to install any Linux distro, it's going to be Mint. >_>
Quote by MakinLattes
I'd kill you and wear your skin.
Quote by Siv During Livh
To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea,

Voted UG's worst cross dresser.
Also voted #95 on UG's Top 100 2013. Like it means anything....