Having problems with your Acer Aspire SA80 (ASA80UC4603) PC Desktop ?

My kids have so much downloaded junk my good old

\015 My kids have downloaded so much junk my good old aspire SA80 just isn't coping. 6 - 8 minute start-ups are the norm. It's way beyond the capacity of disk cleanup or defrag to fix. What's the best way to get it back to pristine condition now that they have their own laptops and don't want my old desktop anymore? I know how to reformat and rebuild from scratch but can I avoid that? Will a system recovery from disks or system restore through system tools do the job? Or will I still have little nasties lingering on. Everything I want to keep is backed up and I am ready to go. My ISP assures me a system rebuild will not affect my modem settings, which I have saved just in case.\015

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If you have your personal documents saved to disk, or flashdrive, then I would recommend using the System Restore disk/s.
(Personal documents being photos, music, videos, and any personal documents you have created, or downloaded)

The System Restore disk/s will take your computer back to Day 1.
The way it came from the factory.

Any programs or applications you have installed, or downloaded will be Gone.

I would also advise using a Registry Cleaner afterward. CCleaner is a registry cleaner that works quite well. Plus it's free!
(Don't let the Free fool you. Works as well, or better than expensive paid for versions)

This is info about CCleaner on Wikipedia,


The homepage link is to the right on this Wikipedia page.

Every time you go to a website you pick up cookies. Harmless in nature, but they take up room on your harddrive.

When programs or applications are deleted, small fragmented files are left over. Another space taker on your harddrive.

Should you need info about how to download, and install, plus info about how to use CCleaner, I would be more than happy to provide you with information, step by step.

If you can look to see the brand name of your hard drive. The go online to the manufacturer and see if they have a zero fill program, it should be free. I know you will have a C drive but check for a D drive. Some of these computers have the system restore on the D drive and if it does do not use the zero fill because that information will be needed to load the operating system. Zero fill will wipeout everything on the hard drive. Then using your CD reload your operating system.
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