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I need to wipe the hard drive on my acer travelmate 242LC laptop i think it has viruses on it because it has gone slow and various programs will now not work

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Solid state hard drive...but yes it should may be a little slower because the ram and small cpu but it should work ok.

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I have acer travelmate 2355nxc with 40 gb hdd. want to know how to increase its speed and capacity.


Hi, how are you?

To upgrade your laptop, you will have to verify the capacity for upgrade of your laptop.

The Acer Travelmate comes with:

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    The hard drive can be upgraded also depending on which hard drives does the BIOS will recognize.

    I will suggest to contact ACER and ask for the options and upgrades capacity.

    God Bless You!!!

    Hope it helps.

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    As long as you have a Windows install disk you'll be fine. Just start the laptop with the disk in it, and you will somewhere have the option to format your harddrive. (you'll have to select advanced option in some menu) When setup asks for a license key, you should look for it on the laptop manual or the case itself. When Windows is then installed, the virus will be gone, and you will have a clean harddrive, but you'll also lose all your data!!!
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    Seems to me you have defective hard drive. First of all try to backup everything you will miss in case of "hard drive death".

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    First off, get any important data off NOW. If it took 48 hours for disk check to run AND it found bad clusters your hard drive is on it's way out. Consider yourself lucky that you are getting an early warning sign. Normally computers get slow for the following reasons.
    1) Infected with malware/viruses. Run free programs available from (CNET) www.download.com. These include MalwareBytes, SPybot Search and Destroy, Adaware.
    2) Computer hard drive is full or seriously fragmented. Try removing unneeded programs (especially pictures) and then attempt a defragmentation.
    3) Hard disk failing or getting old. Sometimes this is due to environment. Smoky, dirty or dusty environments will eventually contribute to build up of heat inside the computer and excessive heat kills computers. Also hard drives are mechanical and they do wear out over time. Laptop drives take more abuse because they are moved around more than desktops. If they start getting noisy then it is time to prepare to replace it. If you haven't done it yet GET YOUR IMPORTANT DATA OFF NOW!!!!
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    5) Running out of memory. As our computers get older we keep adding programs and eventually (if we dont upgrade the memory) the computer runs out of memory.
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    1) make sure you have any important files copied off of that hard drive. You never know when it may crash so get them off now.
    2) run some of the malware removal programs I suggested (if your hard drive has the available space for them) and also run your anti-virus program.
    3) Remove unneeded files from the hard drive and then run the disk defragmentation tool. I once had a customer that had jammed her hard drive full of pictures and when it crashed it had no room to rebuild itself.
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    A couple of reasons why any PC will boot slowly:
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    3. it would also be of great help to check for any possible virus or malwares (download , install and run Ad-Aware).

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