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Resuming Windows screen takes over 10 minutes!

by Krickette / October 5, 2010 3:17 AM PDT

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 loaded with Windows 7 32 bit. I I just reformatted it around the middle of September. I did not have this problem before, I reformatted for another reason. However, now the resuming windows screen takes absolutely forever. It took 12 and a half minutes today. I'm so tired of this, what should I do to help it? I don't have much on this computer yet, the only things in my task tray are open office, synaptics pointing device, and and intel graphics media accelerator. Literally, the only programs on here are Adobe reader, IE and all the windows things that are there through windows, XPS Viewer, Google Chrome, Silverlight, NetBeans, Open Office, Programmers Notepad, and Windows Live... What could be the problem? What should I do?

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Might be proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 3:35 AM PDT

If I install Windows and let Microsoft find drivers I often find the machines to perform poorly. Your post did not detail the OS install.

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by Krickette / October 5, 2010 3:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Might be proper.

Sorry for not going into more detail about the installation. I did let Microsoft find the drivers, perhaps that is the problem. What else in particular do you need to know?

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That's all I needed to know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 3:51 AM PDT
In reply to: hmm

Microsoft is not reliable when it comes to drivers. Now that you know that, you know to find the drivers at the maker's web pages or use the restore media for the machine.

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by Krickette / October 5, 2010 5:37 AM PDT

I went on the acer site and downloaded every driver. Then I installed them all and restarted my computer. Then it decided to spazz out and start doing what it did last time I had to reformat it, which is show the loading screen and then nothing. I finally got it to load up fully and I'm afraid to restart again. The graphics drivers I got from acer were an older version of what I already had, wonder if thats what went wrong... Haven't tried resuming windows yet though, I'm about to try that.

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can't edit :(
by Krickette / October 5, 2010 5:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Yuck

OK, just hibernated and started back up, it took a couple of minutes; longer than it should have but not as long as it did last time.

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This means that some driver helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: can't edit :(

If I were to guess it was the motherboard chipset driver. On one of my machines I discovered the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software was the culprit. That is, the machine was less than speedy without that.

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