Laptop very slow to start up and to operate
Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:14 AM
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:12 PM
Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:39 PM
Our first priority is to make sure you have your data backed up. Do you, or would you like a tutorial for backing it up?
Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:14 PM
Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:11 PM
Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:34 PM
Edit=forgot the last 4 digits of the model number
Edited by rockitout, 20 September 2013 - 04:35 PM.
Posted 21 September 2013 - 07:05 AM
Do you know what drive you are going to use for a replacement yet? Would you like to upgrade to a bigger drive?
If you get a WD or Seagate drive, then it comes with a free version of Acronis that we can use to clone your old drive and we could probably get an exact copy of your current computer if all goes well. Other drives might come with similar software.
Or we could do a clean install on the blank drive and you would have to start over reinstalling all of your programs.
Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:38 AM
Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:44 AM
There is nothing you want off of the old disc, right?
Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:25 PM
You did say that you would prefer a clean install, but this would require Windows discs (and also install disks/downloads and keys for any purchased software, like Microsoft Office). You have two options for that:
- You can order recovery disks from Acer here. You have to put your serial number in to see the cost.
- I can give you instructions for downloading and making a Vista ISO CD from the internet. It is from a legitimate source, but in my opinion is somewhat questionable as the download isn't exactly intended to be public for everyone. But the decision is up to you.
Let me know what you want to do.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:27 PM
I already have a USB adapter to hook up a second drive to the computer. Should I order the drive now and post here when it comes in?
If you get a WD drive, then it comes with the Acronis Software that we can use to image your old drive to your new one. This would make an exact copy and your computer would be the same as before (with obviously more extra free space). This would also require purchasing a (relatively cheap) USB hard drive adapter so you could connect both hard drives to your laptop at once (I don't think your laptop has more than one HD bay). Or if you have a desktop with enough connections for both drives that would work as well to copy the drives.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:10 PM
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