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Re: laptop boots slow
A couple of reasons why any PC will boot slowly: 1. slow processor, low memory, slow hard drive; 2. too many programs starting up. Pls try goto Start, Run, in next small window, type "msconfig" less the quotes, OK. In next window, click on the "Startup" tab, un-check everything (except perhaps your anti-virus or anything else you think is important). Click on buttons, Apply and then OK. If for some reason you would like to return some programs back, you can always go back and check them. 3. it would also be of great help to check for any possible virus or malwares (download , install and run Ad-Aware).
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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It depends on the Experience Rating Index that Win 7 gives you. To see the rating, right click on My Computer and select Properties. If it asks to refresh the rating index, do so. After that, check which one has the lowest rating. If it's the processor that gets the lowest rating (if it is below 2) then yes, you should install Windows XP. If it is the graphic card, or the RAM memory that has the lowest rating, you can upgrade them to make it run better and keep Windows 7.
You can see more about the rating scores on this Microsoft website: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Experience-Index-Understand-and-improve-your-computers-performance-in-Windows-Vista
Follow the steps to know the windows Experience of your system
1.Click Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Performance Information and Tools.
2.View the Windows Experience Index base score and subscores for your computer. If you have recently upgraded your hardware and want to find out if your score has changed, click Update my score. If you don't see subscores and a base score, click rate this computer.
You can find the score for your gaming graphics there..
To install a new OS like windows 7/Vista/XP set your laptop to boot from CD/DVD in BIOS put the disk in and boot your laptop then follow the on screen instructions. This will normally wipe the hole laptop unless you are planing on dual booting in this case you will need a free partition or hard drive to install the 2nd OS and it normal cases have the lower OS installed 1st
Is it wavy all the time or just when windows is booted up? Try booting up in low res mode or safe mode and see if the problem continues. What is the monitor refresh rate set at? Try lowering the refersh rate. The on board video/video card may be going bad. Lowering the refresh rate may reduce the wavy picture. If it has a video card you could try installing a different card. If it has onboard video try installing a video card. Make sure you drivers are up to date.
I would check the connections between the monitor and computer. Also the refresh rate and/or resolution might be wrong. To correct this, you will need to boot your computer in safe mode. (restart computer, right after the computer's logo appears rapidly press the F8 key until a black and white menu appears. Select SAFE MODE) once the computer boots to safe mode, the sign on screen will appear very large. Sign onto the computer once at the desktop, RIGHT CLICK the background and select PROPERTIES. Once the display properties window appears click on the last tab SETTINGS. Here is where you can adjust the resolution. Take the screen resoltution to a low setting. You can always change this later when you boot your computer normally to get a better view. Next click on the ADVANCED button click on the MONITOR tab, usually flat screens operate at a lower refresh rate then CRT monitors. I usually keep my refresh rate to 60 Hertz. Next click on the GENERAL tab. This will allow you to change the DPI setting. I usually keep mine set to 96 DPI. You may want to experiment with this as monitors vary. Once done, click on the APPLY button then OK. Restart the comptuer and see if this has improved your display. You may need to do this several times trying different settings until you get a clear display. If you've exhausted all these steps, try a different monitor or changing the cable. If that fixes the problem then you know you have a bad monitor or cable. Good luck, let me know how it turns out.
Try booting the laptop with the battery removed while the laptop is plugged into the wall outlet. Acer has a weird problem sometimes with the battery preventing it from booting. Sometimes it will get as far as logging into windows and then act crazy, slow down, and freeze.