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Laptop Stalling on Startup from Sleep Mode or after being Powered Off

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I have an Acer Aspire 5 17" laptop.  I like the machine very much, although I have had an issue with it for quite some time now.

  • Most of the time after using it, I will put it into sleep mode, close it until the next time I use it
  • Only on occasion will I power it off after use and re-power it on when ready to use it
  • Most of the times when I open it up to use it - whether it was in sleep mode or whether I re-power it back up - the machine stalls and is extremely slow
  • This slowness makes it almost impossible to get anything done with it as it stalls and stalls and I am unable to operate the mouse properly as the cursor won't cooperate
  • I usually go through this for as long as 10-20 minutes almost each and every time I want to use it after it was asleep or powered off
  • I am sure that this is not an Internet / wifi issue but rather an issue with the device; I say this because I don't have the same issue with other devices (Chromebook and smart phone) and I have had this same problem with this machine in my previous residence with a different ISP ( I just relocated about 2 months ago)

Is there anything one could recommend to clean up my machine so that this will not be a problem that continues?  I do keep a lot of tabs pinned and open but I don't believe that this should cause such lengthy stalling each and everytime I want to use it.  


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Edited by capper, 08 October 2023 - 07:08 PM.

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Here are the specs:


-11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz 2.42 GHz
-12.0 GB (11.8 GB usable)
-64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
-Windows 10

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