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  1. Yeah eMachines suck I am just going to tell them to to take it to someone else, I have better things to do with my time, Lol. Thanks guys
  2. I have an old eMachine I am trying to get running and it has a very strange problem that I cant figure out for the life of me. After running Idle for about 5-10 minutes it crashes. The screen goes blank, the harddrive activity light comes on and stays on, the PSU fan keeps spinning, and the CPU fan stops. I have even had it do this too me while trying to reinstall windows. There are no error messages displayed and none are written to the Event Viewer. I know eMachines blow but its not my system its a family member's. System Specs: eMachine T2642 CPU: Intel® Celeron® 2.60GHz Processor 128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Chipset: Intel® 845GV chipset Memory: 256MB DDR (PC 2100) Hard Drive: 40GB HDD Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D 64MB Shared memory Sound: AC '97 Audio Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem Peripherals: Standard Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Standard Stereo Speakers Ports/Other: 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out What I have tried so far: • Installed anti-spyware programs and removed close to 200 spyware. • Removed Norton antivirus and install Kaspersky, removed 2 viruses. • Removed additional bad software (AOl, etc.). • Fixed registry problems. • Updated drivers. • Reinstalled OS, Installed SP2, Installed updated drivers, installed software, installed windows updates, and copied documents back. Attempted Three times. • Replaced Bios battery. • Removed each piece and RAM and tested it. • Ran extended test on harddrive. • Ran extended test on CPU. • Ran extended test on RAM. • Ran Linux for 12 hours to test hardware stability. • Installed and tested additional harddrive. • Consulted various online sources. • Created a new XP installation with SP2 and updated Driver slipstreamed. • Reset Bios settings. • Tested with good powersupply. • Examined motherboard for problems. • Disabled and enabled drivers one at a time. • Removed all startup items. • Replaced IDE cable for harddrive. • Replaced IDE cable for CD drive. • Measured various components for overheating. • Removed and replaced PCI cards. • Removed and replaced CD Drives. • Removed and replaced Floppy Drive. • Removed and replaced from USB and audio ports. • XP Install attempted with no extra components connected. I am about ready to give up on it, does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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