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aspire timelineX5830TG very slow and sluggish.. Help!

by user1308 / May 23, 2013 12:11 AM PDT

I've an acer aspire timelineX5830TG laptop.
It has been behaving very slow and sluggish for over a couple of weeks now. Opening a folder takes ages. Videos get stuck. I've never seen this machine that slow.

I'd installed ESET NOD32. Ran an deep system scan. didn't find anything. installed and ran a full scan with malwarebytes same result. I thought it could be some virus that antivirus won't detect. Got the OS reinstalled. Same issue again! Sad
Some one help please!!

i5 processor, 3GB RAM, 1 GB nvidia graphics accelerator, 500GB HDD.
Win 7 64 bit

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Since you didn't find a thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2013 2:21 AM PDT

Maybe it's time to restore it to the factory issue and if there is no hardware issue then it will be just as fast as it was back then.

Maybe you wanted more but the clues are not here. For example if you had written "I use Norton and TeaTimer" I would note the issue with that.

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tried reinstallation.. nothing works
by user1308 / July 1, 2013 7:50 PM PDT

I reinstalled but nothing works. It's as slow as it was earlier. However, I could track the error message that I found earlier.

"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 003)
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.2.7 (the date)
check cable connection!
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No Bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key."

Later, I installed Ubuntu which was successful but due to its own error messages I reinstalled Win7. It's slow again!!
Do you think it could be hardware problem?

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Re: reinstallation
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 1, 2013 8:36 PM PDT

You didn't tell earlier about that error message you found earlier. But now you 'tracked' it, can you tell what you found and what the relation with your current issue is?

And can you tell about Ubuntu's error messages?

And can you tell from what source you reinstalled? Let's hope it was the recovery partition on the original hard disk.

All we know now is: (a) There was an error message about the hard disk, (b) There were error messages in Ubuntu, and (c) it's slow even after a reinstall. That's not really much.


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Link, comments.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2013 12:23 AM PDT shows the usual i5 nvidia 540 laptop. This looks to be about 2.5 years old.

1. Canned air use?
My son's just a bit more laptop like this needs the canned air about every 3 months to keep it from overheating and slowing. That's a bit more than the usual 6 months but it's used many hours a day. Let's here about your maintenance.

2. You can't install Windows 7 today.
Well, I'm being a little dishonest here. You could but a proper install is more than most can handle. The OS goes right on but without all those drivers it's going to be slow. The factory issued OS (restore media?) is best.
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