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I replaced the psu but nothing comes up on the screen and have to hold the power button to turn it off. when i installed the psu it kept telling me that the disk drive cannot or did not boot but i was already connected. SO at first it would display but then it would not. What can the problem be?
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What was the reason for changing the PSU?

Did you replace it with a new one?
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If your Emachines has the Bestec 250 Watt PSU, your problem is most likely to be a bad PSU ... AND... a bad motherboard. If your PSU is the Bestec 300 Watt unit, you might be very lucky and have only a bad PSU. The 300 watters don't seem to be as lethal to Mobos when they fail. However, the early Emachines with certain Tri-Gem mobos have bad capacitors in the Mobo, and sometimes the failure seems to happen in reverse, whereas the mobo fails and takes out the PSU along with it. In any event, look for the model of the PSU and also for any damage to the motherboard capacitors before you try substituting the PSU.
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Is anything being displayed on the screen when you first start it up?
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yea it says disk drive malfunction and to insert disk
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Don Thomson earned 500 total points
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Means your hard drive is problably lost it's boot sector
If you have another PC you can use - Get a copy of Seatools  from seagate - It can test just about any drive - Get the DOS version and create a bootable CD
Boot from it and have it fully check the drive - If the Drive is okay and passes all the normal tests, Put this drive in anoth PC as a secondary drive and backup all your data - Forget the PRograms - you can't just copy them but don't forget stuff like PST files for Outlook - Favorites, My docs, accounting folders etc

Then if you have an actual Microsoft OEM disc of Whatever version your using - you may be able to do a repair on it - XP Pro  and some of the Vista and Win7 versions allow this - Let us know which version of Windows you are using for more details
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