|You don't need an exact match for your existing harddrive, you just need to make sure it;'s the same format - 3.5" and (judging by the age) SATA connected. |
However I would suspect other things before your harddrive because if that had failed you would still get an error message on the screen. A far more likely failure is the power supply, especially as it's an e-machine - take it to a tech to get it tested.
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