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post #76 of 90

Thread title doesn't seem appropriate now considering who or what was really to blame.


Edited by manaox2 - 9/21/11 at 4:45pm
post #77 of 90
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Thread title doesn't seem appropriate now considering who or what was really to blame.



Fixed the thread title. No more issues.

post #78 of 90

What was the problem?
Got oddly quiet even though you were so vocal about it before. ;)

post #79 of 90

I encounter sometime similar before with my ACER aspire 4736G, so I know how frustrating it is.

 

Some of the symptoms I noticed:

1) the screen fades to white whenever I furiously click my mouse to get it working (especially when I open multiple tabs)

2) when typing words, the clicker would disappear and I have to wait sometime before the words appear

3) the machine seem to produce lot's of whirling engine noise, when ever it hangs

4) Takes forever to start up.

 

I reformatted it and now it's back to normal (you'll lose all your saved files though)

 

 


Edited by Benjerry - 9/22/11 at 8:10am
post #80 of 90
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Originally Posted by tk3 View Post

What was the problem?
Got oddly quiet even though you were so vocal about it before. ;)



It was software related. I reinstalled windows on a different hard drive and it fixed the issue.

post #81 of 90

Now you know. ; ) Format fixes everything, almost everytime. Unless you have bad sectors. ; ) Congrats.

 

It's alos really easy to do once you have your drivers you'll need all downloaded and in a folder - ready to be installed.

 

Reformat: 20 minutes: Reinstall everyhing 20-30 including restart.

 

Your computer looks the same... accept it runs brand new. biggrin.gif No unseen spyware / bloatware/ whatever it is that causes os's to become slow. They just need a little jump-start every now and then. : ) Good as new.


Edited by Hennyo - 9/23/11 at 9:06am
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Now you know. ; ) Format fixes everything, almost everytime. Unless you have bad sectors. ; ) Congrats.

 

It's alos really easy to do once you have your drivers you'll need all downloaded and in a folder - ready to be installed.

 

Reformat: 20 minutes: Reinstall everyhing 20-30 including restart.

 

Your computer looks the same... accept it runs brand new. biggrin.gif No unseen spyware / bloatware/ whatever it is that causes os's to become slow. They just need a little jump-start every now and then. : ) Good as new.

 

I just make an image of a fresh install with all my necessary software installed, like office and all that jazz.
 

With that, I could have a 'fresh' system up and running in 5 minutes. That being said though, I haven't had to do that for years, I guess Windows 7 really likes me. My computer has been a snappy little bugger ever since I have it an SSD, best computer "performance upgrade" ever IMO.

post #83 of 90

Dman it, I would have SSD, (want badly) but I want my 6TB in my mini computer more. My tower is (14/16/5 inches flat wide.... It's effing small.. you've no idea... I've dremeled the mobo bracket, hd bays, and even the tempered power supply and bent video cards to make things fit - and slapped the largest heatsink I could possibly fit in it. ; ) The pictures are trololol. ; ) I still have room for another graphics card too. ;D


Edited by Hennyo - 9/23/11 at 11:04am
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I just make an image of a fresh install with all my necessary software installed, like office and all that jazz.
 

With that, I could have a 'fresh' system up and running in 5 minutes. That being said though, I haven't had to do that for years, I guess Windows 7 really likes me. My computer has been a snappy little bugger ever since I have it an SSD, best computer "performance upgrade" ever IMO.


I'm with ya.  I got a refurb 2011 iMac 3.4 i7 with a 256 SSD drive.  iPhoto used to take forever to load up, now it's 'instant on'.  Just 'boom' and it's on.  I really only get a beachball when I'm hung on Safari.  Really not in love with Safari 5.1.

 

post #85 of 90
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I'm with ya.  I got a refurb 2011 iMac 3.4 i7 with a 256 SSD drive.  iPhoto used to take forever to load up, now it's 'instant on'.  Just 'boom' and it's on.  I really only get a beachball when I'm hung on Safari.  Really not in love with Safari 5.1.

 

Download chrome.
 

 

post #86 of 90
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Download chrome.
 

 



Already have it....the thing is....I'm addicted to the multi-touch gestures for navigating.

post #87 of 90

Firefox >>>> Chrome. Gotta keep the browser battle alive. Down with Cloud computing.

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Firefox >>>> Chrome. Gotta keep the browser battle alive. Down with Cloud computing.



I agree as firefox is my preference but chrome has a lighter footprint.

post #89 of 90

 

Can someone help me speed up my computer. It's way to slow.

>Try to Linuxsmile.gif
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Can someone help me speed up my computer. It's way to slow.

>Try to Linuxsmile.gif


Tried it, didn't like it. A reinstall fixed the issue anyways.

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