to many erros i just want to restart the whole computer

December 19, 2011 at 18:39:57
Specs: Windows XP, acer
how can i reload my whole computer running slow thinhgs are messing up

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December 19, 2011 at 20:30:33
You need to back up anything you want to save to an external drive.
You need to check your manual (online if needed) for the key or keys to press at start up to access your recovery console so you can do a Factory Restore. Please note that the hard drive will be returned to the same as it was shipped from the factory (less files, Windows updates, and programs you added, and plus anything factory installed you might have removed).
If you at any point damaged your recovery partition, this will not work and you will need to purchase a recovery disk set from Acer for your system.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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December 20, 2011 at 01:30:06
mcfarlinsemajjames23, I pretty much agree with Fingers if you decide to start over. That seems pretty Draconian to me. Instead, I'd scan for nasties (virus, worm/trojan, etc.?). Once you've done that, Slowness is one of the more common complaints heard and it can have a number of causes. I'll enumerate a few of the more common and we'll hope that hits you.

Cable access? The number of folks trying to access the net at once can slow things down. Get up in the middle of the night and see if it's faster. If so, learn to love it (the slowness), it's them not you.

Speed depends on memory and a lot of machines are right on the borderline when it comes to meeting required minimums so any added 'memory hog' has an adverse effect. Add memory?
Sorta along those same lines is your startup menu. Lots of software writers think there's no possible way we could exist without their masterpiece so they put it in the startup menu. That usually only causes slow booting, but ... Take a look at what you have running in the background and be sure there aren't extras. Things you MUST have in order for Windows to be happy are listed @:

An overzealous firewall reading each item over and over can significantly slow things. Kinda along those same lines are temporary files. Search for *.tmp,*.chk,~*.*, .chk (c/p so there’re no errors) You should only have 1 file containing your currently active files. Delete any others found (tip: select all and delete. It’ll tell you which is active and can’t be deleted.).

A common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while if it’s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: can get rid of it when it’s ticked (not to worry, it gets rebuilt EMPTY on the next boot.). May not be your deal at all, but won’t cause any harm to try. I run it often.
There're others, but those are some of the more common. Suggested further reading: http://speedupslowcomputer-shelly.b...
You can always throw in the towel and start over, but I'd keep that as a final option to be used after all else fails.
Ed in Texas

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December 20, 2011 at 05:01:06
The fact that you're asking means you probably have no experience reloading an OS. Which disk do you have - a retail XP disc or an Acer XP disc? Do you have a PATA or SATA HDD? If it's a SATA drive, the installation is a bit tricky. Is SP3 included on the XP disk or will you have to install it afterwards? Do you have copies of all the device drivers? Copies of any additional software you need/use such as anti-virus, word program, etc? Have you backed up all your important documents, photos, etc?

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December 20, 2011 at 07:18:02
Ed in Texas

You need to review your list of links.

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