I don't know if this is all connected but here goes. My laptop started gradually slowing down and making really bad noises from inside. It was a random combination of loud whirring, beeps and an inconsistent but pretty loud clicking sound that came I think the hard drive (definitely was the wrong side to be the dvd port.
When this started getting bad, I removed everything onto an external harddrive to free up some memory but this didn't speed it up. Over a few months, the noises stopped but it continued to get more sluggish and became more and more prone to freezing on me.
Recently, when it had become ridiculously slow and unreliable, the noises started up again. Then yesterday, it froze on me. I turned it off, left it for ten and turned it on again. Before it gets anywhere near windows, I get a message set against a blue background which says
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage tp your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your harddrive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
I can't do any of these actions though because I can't get anywhere near as far as windows without this message popping up just after I've pressed the on button. Basically I'm guessing this is pretty serious, guess I just need to know whether its fixable and if so, whether I want to have it fixed or whether it would make more sense just to invest in a new computer?
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It sounds like bad hard drive to me, when you started hearing noises you should have been backing up stuff on to anther drive, anyways replace the drive and boot from your windows cd and life should be good again. after you have everything working you can try to add the hard drive to the secondary and see if you can recover any files.
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Dear Kristen, 1. Your laptop is running slow because there are too manyapplications running in the background.Go through the start menu and remove them if you don't need them. 2. Defragment your hard disks. Use a tool such as O & O Defrag Pro. 3. Your Acer heating up is a normal issue. Some older acer laptops heat up quite a lot. This is not an issue in laptops purchased after 1/1/2010. If you are worried, get your laptop checked and serviced by a qualified technician or just simply hand it over to the nearest service center.
If your laptop is running slow and applications are taking a long time to load here are some tips that may help you solve your problem. Laptop computers are not much different than desktop PCs. They both require maintenance to keep them preforming the way they should.
First of all of if this is a recent problem that started after you’ve installed or uninstalled a program. Use your restore feature and go back to a previous state when you know your computer ran good. You will also want to update your antivirus software and run a full scan, the same with your spyware software. Be sure to update the definitions on each program before you run your scans. You want to make sure your computer is free from any viruses or spyware as these will really slow your laptop down.
Unless you have a hardware problem like not enough memory or your hard drive is going bad.The biggest reason for laptops running slow is because of a corrupt registry. Especially if you are running Windows Vista. You may have found a lot of incompatible programs or software, and had to uninstall them. They leave behind invalid registry keys and orphaned entries. You need to clean these out. Your Windows registry is like a large database, all your software has to reference it when it loads to check for the correct settings. The same as when your computer starts up or shuts down. Your registry is a heart of your system. Any corrupt or damaged, registry entries will really slow down your operations.
Cleaning and maintaining your Windows registry is very important. It’s sort of like giving your computer a tuneup. Windows does not have a tool built in for you to do this with. So you’ll need to download a third-party software program for registry repair and cleaning.
You can edit and repair your registry manually, but it’s not recommended. Even experienced computer technicians have a hard time doing this. They all use software. Besides a few delete or alter the wrong file your computer may become unusable. Software that is made for registry repair is much safer and efficient. With a click of your mouse you can scan your entire computer in a couple of minutes. You can also make a backup and restore point before you make any changes just to be safe.
Depending on how much you use your laptop. You should preform weekly registry maintenance, of course, this applies to any other computer you own to. If you follow the tips above your laptop should not be running slow anymore. The only other thing I can think of is if you upgraded your operating system to a newer version of Windows like Vista you may not have enough memory now. Memory upgrades have really come down in price lately, and are fairly easy to replace in a laptop.
There are several free data recovery softwares that can get data off of drives that Windows explorer won't touch. Check out: http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm
If you don't mind voiding the warranty, you CAN take it out of the enclosure and try connecting it to another computer, but I really think the encryption is going to prevent this.
The only other option would be to send the drive off to a data recovery specialist which is usually extremely effective, but can be very costly (starting around $400).
You can also try safe mode command prompt You can also take the harddrive out and
connect it to another computer
as a second drive and run that computers command prompt.. Type CHKDSK (Your
Drive: ) /F /R... on ..Example mine says CHKDSK D: /F /R press enter type Y for
yes and enter don't turn off the computer.. when it is finished type EXIT and
put HDD back in the another computer and start it
Try all the above first
After run Malware bytes to remove the mal
-ware that is freezing the computer...the link Here If you can get the malware installed and ran in safe mode or connect the drive to another computer and run it you
won't need to chkdsk but checking the disk is good because if fixes bad sectors
on the drive also files...Made my harddrive
run smoother and makes no noise..
WHEEL BEARING USUALLY STARTS MAKING A ROARING TYPE NOISE WHICH USUALLY GETS LOUDER THE FASTER YOU DRIVE, SOMETIMES THEY WILL BE LOOSE , TO CHECK JACK UP THAT WHEEL AND GRAB TOP AND BOTTOM OF TIRE AND SHAKE, IF THERE IS MOVEMENT, TRY TO GET SOMEONE TO ROCK TIRE FOR YPU AND WATCH WHERE AXLE GOES INTO CENTER OF BEARING AND SEE IF AXLE IS MOVING WITH TIRE MOVEMENT AND SPINDLE REMAINS STATIONARY, THEN IT IS BAD BEARING, OR SOMETIMES THERE WILL BE NO MOVEMENT, THEN BLOCK REAR WHEELS AND RUN CAR WITH THAT WHEEL IN AIR AND SEE IF YOU HEAR NOISE, GOOD LUCK.
The ram is not the right speed for your computer. please pull it out and make sure it is the same kind you changed it out with. The reason for all the sound is this... When you first start the computer, the fan will be really fast. As it goes into BIOS the fan slows down. So the noise stops. I know this for a fact though. I have gone through this with my computer. Also make sure the RAM is locked in it's ports and the white things are locked at the ends of the RAM. This will solve your problem. Good Luck.
You need to replace the drive block and basket drive. You can download a tutorial to get you started at www.shop.washermd.com. The gearcase replacement tutorial will put you in the right direction. Dave
sounds like the hdd is just loaded if all you have freei s 1 gb and that makes the cpu move slower no if 6 yrs aith out goop is fine not that.
1. I suggest backing up only important personal data and formating & reloading the original (prefered oem xp for example) or any upgraded os you have access to eith software or some computers have a recovery process on the hard drive ( hit f X to start recovery process) this will clean all the junk off & give you back your original speed only install what programs / data needed use a good antivirus such as avast and antispyware such as defender from windows
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To me, it looks more as a network problem rather than a printer problem. Just to make sure, delete every unused printer drivers from your computer, including the SCX-4521f. Unused printer drivers take up memory and CPU resources of your computer, even if they are not being used. The second common issue on slow computers is an excess of installed fonts. If you have more than 300 fonts installed, you need a cleanup.
Finally, install the SCX-4521 as a local printer only on your computer and print some tests. If they come out at decent speed, get a real computer technician to diagnose your network. If it doesn't, you need to further clean your computer's registry. It is most probably loading drivers, data and files from deleted applications. You can download a very good cleaning utility called Ccleaner on the Internet. Also check for possible virus using Panda or Kapesky antivirus. Good luck.