Laptop has become frustratingly slow

TiernO

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Dec 30, 2015
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I got this laptop around a year ago. It is an Acer Aspire ES1 521. When I first got it it was never slow. But now it has gotten particularly slow especially with opening web pages, it takes a long time for the web pages to full load so I can interact with them. I have really fast internet, thats not the problem. I tried stuff like CCleaner and I even formatted the HDD and put on a fresh Windows 10. Someone please help :(
 

ingtar33

Illustrious
I don't mean to be rude but you paid less then $400 for a 15" laptop. This probably should have been the first warning that you were not getting a high quality product. The second warning would have been the name ACER attached to the box. The third warning would have been the fact you were getting a laptop sporting an AMD Beema APU.

Now for other suggestions -
download http://www.hdtune.com/download.html that app and check your hard drive speeds - you may need to look up your hard drive to compare its results to insure your drive is performing up to standards
you can try western digital's data lifeguard as well http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/western_digital_data_lifeguard_tools.html to test the health of the hard drive

I suspect your basic problem will end up being either a bad/dying poor quality hard drive, or temperatures - temps are easier to check. does your laptop feel hot to touch (abnormally so?). If so you might be overheating.



if this is the cause then you have an overarching hard drive issue at play. either bad sectors (chkdsk) or heavily fragmented, or corrupted windows install, or dying drive.
 

ingtar33

Illustrious
I don't mean to be rude but you paid less then $400 for a 15" laptop. This probably should have been the first warning that you were not getting a high quality product. The second warning would have been the name ACER attached to the box. The third warning would have been the fact you were getting a laptop sporting an AMD Beema APU.

Now for other suggestions -
download http://www.hdtune.com/download.html that app and check your hard drive speeds - you may need to look up your hard drive to compare its results to insure your drive is performing up to standards
you can try western digital's data lifeguard as well http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/western_digital_data_lifeguard_tools.html to test the health of the hard drive

I suspect your basic problem will end up being either a bad/dying poor quality hard drive, or temperatures - temps are easier to check. does your laptop feel hot to touch (abnormally so?). If so you might be overheating.



if this is the cause then you have an overarching hard drive issue at play. either bad sectors (chkdsk) or heavily fragmented, or corrupted windows install, or dying drive.
 

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