Having problems with your Acer Aspire One AOA150-1784 Netbook ?

The Acer runs very slow, boot time can take 10 minutes, web pages load slowly and the audio becomes garbled like the processor can't keep up

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I had this problem on my Acer Aspire One 531 and eventually after trawling the net found the answer - well, it worked for me.
\015\012My Aspire was booting incredibly slowly, would take an age to respond for about 30 mins after booting. I found an article that said there was a fault with the SD card slot in that it detected the factory installed blanking card as a real one and spent ages trying to access it before eventually giving up, after which performance was fine. I thought it couldn't be that simple. It was!
\015\012I removed the small plastic blanking card from the slot, rebooted and the machine ran perfectly. I was stunned that it was such a strange fault with such a simple fix.
\015\012Hope it helps you. I would credit the original poster of this fix but can't remember which site I saw it on. Good luck.
Here are 3 things to do, they should dramatically speed your computer up.

1. Go to the start menu, it is the button at bottom left hand side of screen. In XP it has a windows logo and start next to it, in Vista it is just a windows icon.

After you have the start menu open:
XP: click on "run", type in "msconfig" and hit enter.
Vista: In the search bar, type "msconfig" and click on the search return it gives you.

This will open the System Configuration Utility. You want the tab labeled "startup". You will see a bunch of entries with a checkbox next to them. Uncheck anything that is not needed to startup when the computer boots up. This list can get pretty big over time and always has items you do not need to load. If you are unsure of what an entry does, google the name of it. You can most of the time uncheck everything in the list. After you have unchecked everything you do not need, reboot.

After you reboot and your desktop loads, you will notice a warning that pops up saying you made changes. You want to click the box of Do not display this again. If you do nto click that option, you will see this box every time you reboot.

2. Scan for viruses. If you do not have a virus scanner, you can download a program called "AVG" for free. After it is installed, update the virus definition list. Now run a full scan and reboot after it is done.

3. Install a program called "Ad-Aware". It is also free and can be easily found by going a google search for the name. Again, update it and then run a full scan. Remove anything it detects.

By now you should have fixed your sluggishness. If not, I suggest you perform a system recovery, this will put your operating system back to factory conditions. Before doing this, make sure you backup any info/files you want saved onto a dvd or by other means. Common items to backup are any files like pictures, test docs, bookmarks, emails and possibly anything else in your "my documents" folder.

To access your system recovery:
If you do not have any disks that came with your computer for this, then it is most likely stored on your hard drive. You can access this by rebooting your computer and hitting "ALT" and F10" when the Acer logo pops up. If you miss it, just reboot and try again. If you get it right, it will opent he system recovery utility, follow the promts and in under an hour will will be done.

After the utility runs, you will need to re-download all window updates and install any software for periphials you might have connected to computer.

I doubt it, but if any of the above does not fix your problem, then you are having some type of hardware issue and should call Acer for warranty work. Acer is very picky about the condition of your computer when they receive it. Make sure you clean it up and have NO fluid marks anywhere. So be very careful when cleaning not to let any cleaner drip into your computer. I would first spray the cleaner onto a paper towel and just keep it damp...not dripping wet.

Hope this helps. I charge $40-$60 for this process on my clients, so you just saved yourself around that much by doing it yourself.
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