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Serious driver issue on this netbook, any ideas welcome.

by ianol / November 11, 2012 10:27 PM PST

My netbook is unbearably slow. It takes 5 minutes to open the control panel for example.A message popped up saying it was the igdkmd.sys that was causing this performance issue.

<div>Also at startup I get a blue screen for a few seconds.
Is this the dreaded blue screen of death and is there a fix for it.
I spent an hour uninstalling and reinstalling the latest intel graphics 3000 driver hoping that, that could be a solution.

I have no clue as to why the netbook works perfectly except the performance,
System restore doesn't work either, It gives an error message before it finsishes.

Any ideas/solutions welcome except for reinstalling windows Happy because there is no dvd drive for reinstalling by the windows dvd method.

The netbook is an asus X10CH with intel 3000 grpahics.

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Chapter 4 of the product manual
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2012 12:11 AM PST

Notes a restore method that does not require the DVD drive. I rarely see folk able to fix the issue you note with a driver.

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Good idea, but....
by ianol / November 12, 2012 9:10 PM PST

I recently found out more info that this isn't a blue screen of death thing but the screen goes pale blue before starting up.
I have no way of restoring the netbook because I didn't create a backup.
Any other ideas/suggestions as to what could cause this netbook to run abnormally slow. It takes on average 2 mins for a window to appear on whatever I click on.

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Chapter 4 works even without that backup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2012 2:05 AM PST
In reply to: Good idea, but....

If you can't use the supplied documents it's time to get support from those that you go to for such issues.

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by ianol / November 13, 2012 8:20 PM PST

I didn't want to go down down that route of having a netbook and have to give it back after two weeks. Because if it's not a hardware problem, I have no problem fixing that.
I was hoping to have it a bit longer. It's an unusual problem with the performance.
I ran chkdsk and fixed 6 -7 errors and the problem still remained.

Why does the screen turn pale/light blue before logging on?
Why does it take so long to do a simple routine task like starting up the netbook and opening the control panel?
A newer question: is, why processes time out after 5 minutes or so like logging on and opening up services.msc.

Just questions I had tried answering after hours of investing my time solve this problem.
Guess it's best to admit defeat and return it.

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Why admit defeat when chapter 4 tells how to?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2012 12:20 AM PST
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Chapter 4 of the manual shows us how to restore without the media or an external DVDRW.

My question was answered a while ago as I asked folk why they thought the USB DVDRW was optional. It's not if you want to avoid repair counters.

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