Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Acer laptop slow to boot and programs "running slow"


  • Please log in to reply

#1
dar124

dar124

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 87 posts

Hello, I just had a post in the "Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal" area http://www.geekstogo...s-running-slow/ and was directed here for further assistance.  So after working with Biscuithd on the other thread, I know the laptop doesn't have any virus's and the temp files, etc have been cleaned up but it still seems to take a long time to boot up / load Windows. I did go thru and stop a handful of programs from running at startup.  I'm sure there's plenty more that could be done to streamline the startup process.

 

I'd appreciate any assistance with this!!!  Thanks in advance.


  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

    Member 3k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,803 posts

One of the easiest ways to reduce bootup time is to replace the hard drive with a SSD . . . especially if the current hard drive is spinning at 5400 RPM or slower. I've seen close to 4 minute bootup times drop to ~45 seconds. My i7 goes from off to on the 'net in 21 seconds.


  • 0

#3
dar124

dar124

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 87 posts

I agree a SSD would speed things up.  This is a friend's laptop, so I'll run buying and installing a SSD by him.

 

Any suggestions for stopping other programs at startup or for speeding the startup with the current HD??


  • 0

#4
SpywareDr

SpywareDr

    Member 3k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,803 posts

Click the Start orb, type in msconfig and press [Enter], click the Startup tab and then deselect everything except what the user considers necessary for them to run the computer. Don't disable the anti-malware (malicious software) of course. When done, reboot and see if there is any improvement.


Edited by SpywareDr, 19 October 2014 - 04:09 PM.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP