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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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by pd0710 / May 5, 2006 5:11 PM PDT
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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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by linkit / May 5, 2006 5:24 PM PDT
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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.

How far does it get in loading?

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

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