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My computer will not start up properly


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#1 ziadeh

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:30 PM

You know how on most computers when you turn on, or restart, your computer, it automatically goes through the start-up process? Normally, you don't have to do anything to make sure your computer starts up.

Well, on my desktop, whenever I boot up my computer, it gets stuck on the first screen. I HAVE to hit F10 (boot up settings) in order for it to finally start up. If I do not hit F10, it will be on that screen forever and won't start up.

I've had this computer for 4 years, and this problem just started about two months ago. It's getting really annoying. Any clue on how I could fix this? What's the problem? :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:09 PM

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:32 PM

Thanks for the quick reply!

It's a eMachines T3410

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:10 AM

Which startup mode does it work in?
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:24 PM

Which startup mode does it work in?



Hi, it does end up starting normally. It just gets stuck at this screen: http://i50.tinypic.com/2nrk01j.jpg

In order for it to start up, I have to hit F10, then it starts up. Here is another picture: http://i45.tinypic.com/30a5dz9.jpg

I would like to figure out what is causing it to get stuck on that screen. It won't boot up without me hitting F10. Any ideas??!

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:23 PM

Any ideas anybody?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:37 PM

Enter BIOS and dig around. You may have some setting like "halt on F10", or something similar.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:43 PM

I hit F2 to go into BIOS settings. Once there I see something like this. HALT ON: All, but Keyboard

Should I change this setting? Maybe this is making my computer not start up until I hit something on the keyboard...?

If anybody knows how to fix this, PLEASE help me out!!

Edited by ziadeh, 04 March 2010 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2010 - 07:12 PM

Once there I see something like this. HALT ON: All, but Keyboard

What the options are?

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 07:55 PM

This is what I see, pretty much what is listed on this website: http://www.pcguide.com/ref/mbsys/bios/set/stdHalt-c.html
HALT ON:
All Errors
No Errors
All But Keyboard
All But Diskette/Floppy

According to that website, I should select "All Errors"?

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:32 PM

Give it a shot. You wont' break anything.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:56 PM

It didn't make any difference... :thumbsup:
Does anybody have any other suggestions??

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T3410

My guess would be that something on your system is starting to fail...the PSU would be my first guess, but could be the hard drive, CMOS battery...it's hard to say anything other than the obvious.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:46 PM

I would try updating the BIOS on it and see if that resolves the issue.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:51 PM

I would try updating the BIOS on it and see if that resolves the issue.



How would I go on about that? Thank you!!




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