Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop ?

My ACER 5100-4720 boots up with a black screen and after about 15 minutes it loads Windows Vista, but it is very sluggish, then it acts like it gets up to speed and still runs sluggish. I have 1GB DDR2, 120 GB HDD (I have 20% free space), Any suggestions? BC


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The first thing I would check is that the cpu fan is working. You should be able to see the fan come on from the bottom of the laptop. Sometimes the fans can stick from dust and dirt. Then the cpu will get very hot and cause the computer to slow way down. Try using a can of compressed air on the fan and see if it starts working. If the fan is working ok then you might have some type of virus or corrupted installation causing the computer to slow way down. You could try pressing F8 right before windows starts to load. This will bring up a boot menu. Then try booting the computer in safe mode with networking and see if it boots up fairly quickly. Once it boots up in safe mode run your virus scanning software to see if there are any viruses on your computer.
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