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Keyboard and mouse freeze, laptop slows down alot

Basically, i hit the start up button, and it boots up and all that stuff. click my acount, and it starts to slow down tremendously. touchpad freezes after about 30 seconds, and the keyboard is fairly unresponsive. seems to only work when something is loading, like an installation.

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  • matthubbell1 May 15, 2009

    i took a look at the links and it wasnt that. apparently, through random inspiration, i tried it on AC power with the battery out, and it started working. one of those things where its so easy its actually difficult

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    efs_perpends May 15, 2009

    Sorry to hear that, though I guess it's running better in one respect. I guess Acer has some problems with their hardware...See links here and here...the latter has a possibly helpful solution to adjust Acer's performance management settings...
    Good luck with it!


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