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Acer Aspire Running Extremely Slow

by jwells02 / September 14, 2012 1:11 AM PDT

I have a desktop Acer Aspire that was running extremely slow. I did the factory restore to set it back to the originl factory settings and it is still extremely slow. Can someone tell me what to look for?

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Did you clean it out?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2012 1:15 AM PDT
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Acer Aspire Running Extremely Slow
by jwells02 / September 14, 2012 4:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you clean it out?

It would do it right from startup so the computer was cool. I did a total restore from the retore partition figuring there was a virus and the same thing. Maybe a virus at the boot block. I managed to boot off a Windows disk, even that was giving me grief, into cmd. I deleted the partitions, created a new single partition and in the process of formatting it now. I can already tell a big difference in the speed, given I'm still in cmd I still really don't know. I'll be loading Windows 7 shortly and I'll let you know what I find. Thank you for the responses.

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Acer Aspire
by jwells02 / September 14, 2012 8:56 AM PDT

OK more fun - formatted ok but wiped the recovery partition on it. Formatted it as one large partion and tried to load from disk both Windows 7 and Vista Ulitimate. Runs very fast as I start the setup but then says I need to load a driver it can't find on the CD to continue setup. Any idea what that's about?

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Nothing is wrong with that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2012 10:02 AM PDT
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The retail issues of Windows do not have the machine's drivers. Acer provides those.

It's why most folk will install from the restore media they created when they got there machine.

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by jwells02 / September 19, 2012 2:15 AM PDT

It must have been a virus in the boot block. I totally wiped the drive including the Windows restore drive because when I tried to restore Windows I had the same problem. Even during the restore process. I reloaded WIndows 7 and runs fast as ever. Thanks for the responses.

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help me
by barmieb / May 16, 2015 1:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you clean it out?

my acer is a z5700 and it keeps running really slow and getting very hot any suggestions Mischief

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Yes. Start with the basics.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2015 2:01 AM PDT
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Increase your monthly canned air cleaning to daily for a week. Then go weekly and in in 2 months back to your regular 1st or the month routine.

Get a laptop cooling pad too.

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by pgc3 / September 14, 2012 1:56 AM PDT

By slow are you alluding to the internet? If it is running slowly hooked up(internet), what happens when you disconnect or unplug from router? assuming you are hardwired. Does it open programs normally? As Bob Proffit said, it could be a myriad of issues, including hardware, cleaning and maintenance. If computer function quickens when disconnected from the net there may be a different tale to tell and at that point I would be suspicious of something other than computer hardware.

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