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Hi Everyone,

I joined this forum to get some much needed help. My computer suddenly started running very very slowly, like even the Windows startup music skips!

it all started when, because my dvd drive stopped writing, I bought an external dvd drive and tried to the driver disk and Nero. Immediately my computer froze and even after deleting that programme, sending it in to Acer to have the fan and other hardware checked out, and deleting other programmes and files until my hardrive is less than 50% full, it still cannot play a song without skipping, freezing when IE opens and the Windows music still skips.

I don't know if I have to reformat (if so, no Windows disk but I do have the Acer recovery disks) or just use the Acer recovery disk, or if it some malware problem that AAW couldn't find. Please help, I don't care if I lose all info on the computer (totally backed up) but right now its basically a paperweight.

Thanks to you all for running a forum like this, you're providing a fantastic community!
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Hello saattwoo...welcome to Geeks to Go!

I've moved your topic to a more appropriate forum.

Sounds like a transfer mode problem. This is common after having a drive act up.

Right click on My Computer and choose "Properties". Click the "Hardware" tab and then the "Device Manager" button. Expand (click +) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

Right click on the Primary IDE channel, choose "Properties", then click the "Advanced Settings" tab. List the Current Transfer Mode for each device shown for this channel.

Right click on the Secondary IDE channel, choose "Properties", then click the "Advanced Settings" tab. List the Current Transfer Mode for each device shown for this channel.

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