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brand new acer aspire x3950 pc takes 10 - 15 minutes!! to start up!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dgdc, Dec 15, 2010.

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  1. dgdc

    dgdc Thread Starter

    Dec 15, 2010
    The computer was bought less than two months ago. It has 1 Tb hard drive, 6 gb ddr3 memory, windows 7 home premium 64 bit, Intel core i3 processor 540. We have 874 gb of 917 gb free space so it's not as if the system is overloaded.

    It powers down instantly. On start-up it takes anything from 10 to 15 to 20 minutes to start up!! Even pressing f12 or del takes 5 minutes to "launch".

    This is the second acer (exact same model) we bought within the last 2 months, the first had the same problem within the first day, and on the second day it had died completely (no lights, no sound, no life!). We bought another thinking the first was just a factory "mistake". It worked ok for the first couple of days, start up was not as fast as expected, about 2 minutes, but we thought it would be ok. Now it shows the same problem. We could just leave it on all the time, but it would be nice to have it work as efficiently as our other, older and less powerful computers.

    I've searched the net and tried to do a select start-up by deleting what I don't need - NO improvement at all!
    I've uninstalled the IDE controllers, restarted so that it can be re-installed, NO improvement at all.
    I've had an online chat with an acer tech support guy who was no help at all - told me to run through the usual - check for viruses, do disk cleanup etc etc, did it all - NO improvement!

    If someone knows of the cause of this problem, PLEASE advise! I cannot help thinking (and hoping) that it may just be a simple setting somewhere...

    I would take it back to Acer but unfortunately (at present) it suits our requirements and our budget perfectly. I don't want to downgrade, and I don't really want to spend more money for upgrading. I've had Acer laptops for many years with no problems at all.

  2. Megabite


    Apr 5, 2008

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