20 Most Recent eMachines ET1161-03 PC Desktop Questions & Answers

the hard drive needs to be replaced

eMachines... | Answered on Jun 26, 2017

Create a new user profile and start using that one after you copy your stuff from the old one.

eMachines... | Answered on Aug 18, 2014

upon turning on keep hitting f8 repeatedly to get to the bios menu and check your boot sequence

eMachines... | Answered on Sep 15, 2013

Shut down compter, unplug router and the ISP modem, Check ALL cables and reseat ALL connections, plug in the ISP modem allow it to selftest, plug in the router allow it to selftest. Reboot the computer, plug in Ethernet cable.You didn't give much info to work with. Wired? Wireless? Does it connect to other devices? What is the OS? Vista? Is this a recent issue? What it the router Make ,Model? Open the Network and Sharing Center, Manage Network Connections, Is the Ethernet Adapter enabled?

eMachines... | Answered on Jan 07, 2013

Can you be a bit more clear? "led and sw cords" ?

eMachines... | Answered on Dec 08, 2012

Which operating system ?

Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question / exclamation? ! mark or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers

If your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it

or you might download slimdrivers.

Rather doing a driver hunt


Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers

This is a free driver solutions

which will automatically search for and find the correct driver

You will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.

Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.

It might take some time being free


Just type in what you want or need be specific you might have to try a few times to get it right.

Tick in either the all software or the windows software box.

IE: motherboard name sound drivers


Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers


Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program

Hope it helps.

eMachines... | Answered on Nov 28, 2012

You will need to connect to another monitor or your television to your computer with the vga lead monitor connection.

Click start control panel display change display settings adjust resolution this may vary depending on your operating system

You should see a no 1 and a no 2 with detect and identify keep an eye on the screen when you select the number tabs this may vary depending on your operating system
when you select the no 2 tab this should be the extended desktop always click apply after making any changes

Hope this helps

eMachines... | Answered on Nov 22, 2012

Try this link.


All the driver you need should be here.

Let me know

eMachines... | Answered on Sep 04, 2012

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

eMachines... | Answered on Jun 25, 2012

There's not much to it. The cables from the power supply will only go in certain slots on the motherboard.

eMachines... | Answered on Jun 02, 2012

you press bio key f1 f2 and bio mother board deafult bio and slove the problem

eMachines... | Answered on Mar 06, 2012

most pc maker has an aditional partition called recovery...you can use it since the bios boot
press f1 for bios setup
pres f10 for recovery
press f12 for boot order all you need to do is select recovery

eMachines... | Answered on May 18, 2011

make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall

hope this helps

eMachines... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010

If your system is still running the same hardware as when you bought it, you should be able to download the drivers at the eMachines support website at.


In the menu, click the following options

1. Desktop
2. ET Series
3. ET1161

Unfortunately they only have vista drivers available. eMachines tends not to smile on users using anything but the given OS, so you are out of luck if you want XP drivers for the system.

eMachines... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010

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