I have an acer aspire one AOA 110that seems to freeze constantly. It is slow (which I can accept for a machine like this) but the freezes make it almost unusable. After 30 minutes or so, when it is fully...
To start off check your disc space. XP has this paging file that builds up over time and use. It also depends on the applications that you install and if it is running in the background. These are the applications that is activated every time you start up your machine.
You may also check on the amount of RAM you have in your system. Lets say you have 2 gb installed, around 500 mb or more is already assigned to your hardware and operating system. So that means you have 1.5 gb of RAM left for other applications and processes. So lets say you watch a few videos, and play a lot of flash games, your RAM will slowly be spent up. Once your RAM runs out, your hard disc space will act as your system RAM as virtual memory. So if your going to be using a lot of applications that takes a lot of resources for your RAM, it will be real slow in the long run. You do have the option to close a few unwanted applications, or do a system restart to refresh your system.
So now you'll be wondering, if you need to do that all the time now? Not exactly, remember the applications automatically start up once you on your machine? You can customize that to your liking now. There's two ways. First, you need to customize your installation wherein you select the option not to run the application automatically on Start. The second one is to remove the application from start up. One was is by removing it in Msconfig in windows. To launch it, just click on Start, then select Run, then Type Msconfig. You will then see a screen where you can see the start up items. Then just select the Start up applications that you don't want to open anymore on Start and untick it...and...Thats a lot of start eh....then you'll be doing a restart. For kicks, try to untick all and see how fast your system loads up.
Are you getting the picture now? Lesser applications on start up, more RAM for your system. SO just open up what you need and close what you don't.
And then there's the browser helpers, trial applications, and other stuff thats just there, installed in your computer. Just remove all that is unneeded! Imagine a room full of stuff you don't really need. Its messy. That also happens to your machine.
Anti-Malware and Windows Update. This goes hand in hand, better invest in an AntiVirus or Anti Malware subscription to protect you from the typical trojan or malware. Then do regular windows updates, to patch your system. Scan often and update often.
Lastly, delete unwanted files, it's just adding to your disc space. Do disc clean up and Defragment your discs every 3 weeks if possible. It is also best to shutdown your machine after use so once you start it up again, its fresh.
Apr 21, 2011 |
Acer Aspire One AOA110-1588 Notebook