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by pd0710 / May 5, 2006 4:32 PM PDT

my e-machine crashed big time! Model T-2825. Replaced the motherboard,cpu and hard drive. Can anyone tell m how i get the restoration disk to load now? I need the OS back. HELP!

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boot order
by linkit / May 5, 2006 4:41 PM PDT
In reply to: system crash

Enter BIOS settings to tell your computer to boot from the CD/DVD drive (with restoration disc inserted, of course).

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thanks
by pd0710 / May 5, 2006 5:11 PM PDT
In reply to: boot order

I have tried what you suggested. It will not load. I replaced the motherboard with a pc chips board. does it matter that it is a different type of board and not the original one? Will i have to buy a new copy of xp?

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whoops!
by linkit / May 5, 2006 5:24 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks

My bad--you did say that you replaced motherboard, CPU and HD. OEM copies of Windows XP will work with only one set of hardware components.

http://aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.php

How far does it get in loading?

A solution might be to contact eMachines to ask what options you have.

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