Originally Posted by talltim
Uhmm I did update the bios to 0F09
do I just reinstall ex again or is there another way? For instance is there to reinstall the XP without wiping it? I'll do whatever I have to do I mean Id install win2k but I dont think it has support for wireless; or does it. Its dual boot with linux now also. Im new to laptops and I have been out of hardware for 8 years but Im trying to pick it up again.
You should have saved your old BIOS..............if not GO HERE: http://emachines.fizi.ca/bios.php
and Reflash your old BIOS so that you can get your emachines restore disc to work again, YES you can use the (Non-Destrictive Restore Fuction) when you restore using your CD/DVD this will prevent you from wiping out your whole HDD, also W2k lacked support on drivers, NEVER COULD FIX my popping sound in my PCMCIA CARD, the wireless card NEVER DID WORK w/ W2K, I had it up and working for a while, but was unable to reslove a lot of driver problems, most of them haven't been updated snice W2k's SP4 Rollup, and most of them DON'T work very well on AMD64 Proc, I have 2GB of RAM and W2K DIDN'T like that as well, at least NOT on my Gateway 7405GX, so I give up on W2k and went back to XP Home then Upgraded to XP PRO w/ SP2.........try the above sugestion and PLEASE post back and tell us how it went........Good Luck