Laptop keeps lagging after fresh XP Professio

December 16, 2009 at 03:55:50
Specs: Windows XP Professional
Hi there, i have a Acer Aspire 1640z 1.7ghz 1gb RAM laptop. I decided to give it a fresh start and reinstall XP professional onto it. However after install, when it reaches the start up page, it just seriously lags, i cannot move the mouse pointer much and it doesnt let me do anything. Funny thing is i know it has not frozen so to speak as the time still ticks on the taskbar. Now and again maybe 1 times in 20, when i do start up, its as quick as lightening and nothing wrong. I have done chkdsk and i have installed all the drivers for my laptop from the official site but to still no avail, the only thing i have not touched is the BIOS as i fear il mess it up. Does anybody have any solutions to this wonderful problem, because at the moment my laptop is as good as dead!




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#1
December 16, 2009 at 04:17:24
mmm... How did you set about the re-install - recovery disks approach or a standard XP-Pro (full version) CD etc.?

Having rebuilt a similar model to yours (but with XP-Home) via its suppplied recovery disks, and then "upgraded" the Home installation to Pro (with a suitable Pro-CD), both re-build and upgrade installations worked just fine..


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#2
December 16, 2009 at 04:26:53
Hi, the home edition XP was already installed when bought, but then i installed xp professional after reformatting the drive. At the moment im on the laptop typing this, but you never know, it may all of a sudden freeze! like i said funny thing is the task bar is moving along in real time, the mouse and keyboard just die.

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#3
December 16, 2009 at 04:31:05
In safe mode, its all fine!

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#4
December 16, 2009 at 05:00:41
Safe-Mode. This option uses a minimal set of device drivers and services to start Windows. And alot fewer Processes
running in the background.

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state

To help troubleshoot error messages or other
issues when you cannot determine the cause of
the issue, disable common startup programs,
settings, and drivers to eliminate possible
software conflicts when you start Microsoft
Windows XP. This procedure is known as
"clean booting."


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#5
December 16, 2009 at 06:28:36
Use CTRL+ALT+DEL to figure out which processes may be keeping your computer busy, or download procexp.exe (Process Explorer) which will tell you the same, but more detailed.

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