Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook ?

Adding an external monitor slows down my laptop to a crawl.

\015 I have tried a Dell, HP and now an ACER X191W LCD monitor. In every case the monitors work fine. The problem is that my laptop (An ACER Aspire 5000 on Windows XP) gradually slows down until in 4 or 5 hours my mouse moves in jerks. By the next day, the whole computer is very slow (software, internet - the whole deal), and I have to unplug the monitor. When I reboot the laptop works fine - mouse and all software. The ACER monitor takes the longest to become unworkable, but it is also the smallest of the three monitors.\015

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Looks like you have a memory leak of some sort. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard, and task manager should come up. If your computer is set up differently, then a dialog box will come up with a six buttons on it, you should click on task manager. Go to the preformance tab, and you should see your memory usage. If you go to the Processes tab, you should be able to see which process is using the most memory. From then on (depending on whether you have more or less computer experience) you should be able to solve the problem yourself. If you don't have much experience, just report back with as much detail as you can manage.
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