|These aren't desktops... they're laptops. So they need to be shutoff when we put them in our backpacks. Hibernation takes everything that is in memory and stores it on the hard drive so when you boot back up, rather than cold booting, it just loads everything back into memory which then starts up way faster.... but I don't like doing it because it's as if the computer was never rebooted. |
BTW, I am the main tech at the company. Really a lot of people here are technicians... this is a tech company. But my reasoning for this is Acers are crap and I hate the namebrand but when it comes down to it, the specs of the computers are pretty decent and they have decent components. I just figured someone must know of a tool that would allow us to run it and see what the bottleneck is. When these computers startup slow, the cpu usage is low, memory is low, the hard drive really isn't blinking that much. So there's a bottleneck somewhere else in the computer.
I went and streamlined the startup again today with msconfig and have the computer running pretty decent, but I have almost nothing starting with the computer. My home computer is an HP with similar specs and I can have that whole task tray loaded with icons, many things running and it runs probably 10 times faster than this Acer. So, my conclusion is Acer is crap. But I know they're a huge company and they can't be as bad as I think they are.
The one big difference between my home laptop and this laptop is the Acer is on our company domain. I've noticed with any computer when they are stand alone computers, they run much faster. Once they are added to a domain, they slow down. I'm sure it's because group policy etc., but waiting 45 minutes for my computer to boot is unacceptable. I did make that better today though with the msconfig.