20 Most Recent E-Machines W6409 (7234) PC Desktop Questions & Answers

DVDs are encrypted (sort of), and require DVD Player software to be installed (as it contains the decryption algorithms). Install DVD Player software.

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019

Get a Driver Pack Plus disc here:


I bought one a while back and have used it on over 50 PCs. Of course, you have to have a DVD-ROM to use it. Good luck.

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Jan 11, 2018

Safe mode then remove from control panel add/remove programs. Total removal ? Regedit thru run command .

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Oct 22, 2017

Always check the power cable and make sure the power supply is properly installed.

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Jun 14, 2014

Power surge or lightning strike.

Power Supply Problems
Computer power supplies are often taken for granted even though the job they do is complex. While every power supply takes the electrical current from an AC outlet and converts it into something that an appliance can use, a computer power supply must do so at several different voltages at once.
A faulty power supply can cause many random computer issues and learning to diagnose them can save you a great deal of time.Recognizing an Overloaded Power Supply
Most power supplies have variable-speed fans.
If the fan always emits a loud, whining noise, there might be a problem.
This can be one of your first clues that you might be stressing your power supply.
First, check the power supply itself.
Some power supplies have two cooling fans and one may need to be connected to the computer's motherboard.
If there is only one cooling fan, examine it. Is it dirty?
The fan can be cleaned with a cotton swab dampened with a little rubbing alcohol.
If the power supply is clean and the auxiliary cooling fan (if applicable) is connected, you may be working the power supply too hard.
If you have a powerful computer with several hard drives, multiple video cards, and a speedy processor, temporarily disconnect a few of these components to see if this cures the problem. If it does, you will need to consider purchasing a new power supply.
An overloaded power supply may cause your computer to lock up or reboot when the computer is working particularly hard, such as when you are playing a game, rendering a complicated graphic image, or recording a song with real-time digital signal processing.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, consider replacing the power supply.

Recognizing a Failing Power Supply
A failing power supply can be difficult to diagnose. An audible signal may be your first clue, though. If you hear a grinding, buzzing, hissing, or clicking sound from your power supply, replace it immediately. It may be a serious fire risk.
Not every power supply fails in such spectacular fashion, however.
If your computer shuts down during the boot process or randomly while you are using the PC or if it locks up or reboots when you are not performing a complicated task, the power supply may be to blame.
Safety Note
Computer power supplies contain capacitors that hold a potentially dangerous charge.
If you are not completely comfortable around electronics, do not attempt to clean a dirty power supply on your own.
Have an expert do it for you, or discard the power supply and purchase a new one.

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Sep 15, 2013


the correct pins are written with white text into the mainboard, its quite small, if you can't read it use a magnifying glass.

or post me the brand and model of the mainboard or your computer and I'll find out.

pwr-led = POWER LED
hddled = Hard drive activity led
power sw = power switch

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Feb 05, 2013

Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.

Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive

you should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer or

Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file.

Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.


Use an external memory device such as a DVD, flash drive or external hard drive to back up the data you need to save from your eMachines computer.

Any data that isn't saved to an external source will be erased when the computer is restored to factory settings.

Remove any discs that are in the optical drive and unplug the computer's peripheral devices, such as an Ethernet cable or scanner.

Do not disconnect the keyboard, mouse or monitor.

Click the Windows "Start" menu and choose "All Programs."

Navigate to "eMachines" and choose "eMachines Recovery Management."

Click the "Restore" tab.

Click "Password Settings" if you have not already set a recovery password.

Type a new password in the text box and click "OK." Click "Restore System to Factory Default."

Type the recovery password and click "OK." Click "Next" to wipe the eMachines computer's hard drive and begin the recovery process.

Select "Finish" and wait for the eMachines computer to restart.

Use the series of installation prompts that appear on the screen to create a new user account for your operating system, set the system date and time, and set up your Internet settings.

hope this helps

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Oct 16, 2012

Try VLC Player. It plays everything.

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Oct 13, 2012

Try a different keyboard. If you're currently using a ps/2 keyboard, then for sure get a usb keyboard...

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Jul 26, 2012

Try a different keyboard. If you're currently using a ps/2 keyboard, then for sure get a usb keyboard.

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Jul 26, 2012

Go to the URL below and near the bottom of the page on the right side is a link for contact support. They would be the people to talk to about renewals for their product.


E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Feb 15, 2012

I don't know your specific model, but some of the Emachines had some memory directly on the motherboard. With the 1Gb and 512Mb sticks installed, boot the machine and report how much memory the system sees. Perhaps the onboard memory is causing you to exceed the 2Gb limit.

Please post the memory size you get here with the above sticks.


E-Machines W6409... | Answered on May 12, 2011

This may be resolved by putting a new layer of thermal compound onto the Processor.

You'll need to remove the CPU fan and put a tiny amount (size of a grain of rice) of thermal compound on the chip. When the fan is placed back on it'll spread out.

Once this is done, you may find an improvement.

If not, i'd reccomend buying a better CPU fan.

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011

Sounds like there isnt enough power even with the adapters your powersupply cannot give you enough sustained power to run the system if you take the card out does it boot normally? even just disconnecting the power to the card?

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Mar 26, 2011

My guess would be that one of the components can not support 2GB's of RAM. Did you try both sticks of RAM one at a time?

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011

If you have the additonal memory in the system correctly, it should be recognized.
Attempt to boot the system with just the new stick in. If it boots you most likely have a motherboard issue. If it doesn't, it's just a bad stick of memory and I suggest just getting a new one.

E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

Max memory allowed in this unit is 2048MB. (2GB.)

Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.

Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot

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E-Machines W6409... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011

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