Question about Acer Aspire 1352LC PC Notebook
I recently restored the above machine from the supplied bakup CD's, reinstalled all of my software, and the Windows patches from MS Update. The machine was giving the performance I would expect. I went to use it for the first time today, and its running incredibly slowly, and the hard disk activity led appears to be almost permenantly on. Which is the problem that prompted the rebuild in the first place! I've checked the virtual memory settings, and there is plenty of headroom there. DXDIAG reports its a Mobile AMD Athlon 2200+ approx 790Mhz, 446Mb RAM, Page file 225Mb used, 1501Mb available. Windows XP Home (5.1 build 2600).
From the performance stats of your PC it seem like your setup is showing time. Hard Disk drives have life in hourly usage called MTBF(mean time between failures). I've recently had a laptop drive start making sounds and giving me the FOUND.001 errors which led me to believe that the there are bad sectors. I had to backup everything do a scandisk (which looses access to bad sectors if i can read it), ran some hard disk utilities from the maker of my drive with UBCD like quick scan and full scan to find (bad sectors/errors - marks and looses access to bad sectors) and also a zero write. This gave me a clean drive with no Windows scandisk errors and hard disk utilites errors. I then rescan the drive as a full scan to make sure what is clean is reliable. I then used the hard disk manufacturers hard disk installers software (UBCD) to partition and format my refurbished drive. Next I reinstalled the Windows. Since i'm using a slipstreamed CD I'm not really stressed about the updates. I just make sure my pc has online protection and it is updated. I then re installed whatever applications and data I need.
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
This may be due to the problems on the hard disk itself. I suggest you to checkdisk [chkdsk] and defrag all the drives. The other possiblity is of viruses! it is better to have a powerful antivirus software with all the latest updates to scan the computer completly. Today's trojen/horse and so called stuff is realy difficult to detect and repair. Some times we amy need to erase the whole hard drive. Another advice is that you should install the latest drivers for your hardware. Note: You can also try disabling some service that loads during windows startup. you can do this from: Right-click My computer > Properties > manage > Services or Go to Run > [type] regedit > Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL-MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run Delete the entries of programs inyour startup that you do not need. Caution: Editing the registry can cause distroy your operating system. Do it carefully.
Posted on Oct 02, 2007
This has happened to me a few times and it's been posted here by others, and the one thing that is always apparent is it happens after a windows update, this may well be a generic updated driver which is not always the best driver for what you have installed or it could be a programme that has not installed correctly especially windows genuine advantage. I would do a system restore to a point before the windows updates, then go to Microsoft updates yourself and manually install the updates that windows says you require one at at time until the same thing happens, although it may not as it may be the fact that there are too many updates trying to be processed at the same time causing the lag and permanant HD led light.
Posted on Oct 02, 2007
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