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pintree3

New Member
Last year I bought an Acer lap top. Afterwhich I installed the MS Office suite, Adobe suite, Ccleaner GOM Player, Firefox, Chrome, Skype, Malware Bytes and nothing else. I have used this lap top to work on perhaps for a total of 2 days. Yup not used much, only an hour here and there. But even if I don't use it I will turn it on about once a month just to update the named software and Windows 8. The things is, when you consider what I just said, knowing there is no virus, trojan, or malware then I can not understand what on earth makes my computer so, sooooo slow to complete its booting stuff. You're thinking the lap top comes with bloatware. I know, so I uninstalled just about all of them. Basically my computer is empty and yet though it goes to Windows in a flash once on the desktop I must wait a good minute for it complete. And then if I click on Skype for ex. this too takes about a minute ( 64 seconds before seeing all hour glass icons disappear). Could those 3 remaining bloatware actually be slowing down my computer that much? (A cloud thing, a sync my files thing and I can't recall the other one). I guess the best thing to do is go to msconfig and stop everything one by one and find the culprit but I was wondering if there was a faster, easier way?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Motherboard
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    Memory
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB

pintree3

New Member
OK decided to go look at Msconfig.
And I was surprised to see what was there--which explains a lot re: my question.
here is what is there:

MSconfig list

Services excluding Windows
Adobe Acrobat Update
Adobe Switchoard
Adobe Flash player (stopped)
Ather Svc ( Windows 7 DDK....)
Bonjour (apple)
Intel content protection (stopped)
Intel Capability Licensing Service interface
Intel Capability Licensing Service TCP IP
Intel Dynaic Application loader
Intel Management & Security Appl..
CCD Monitor Service (Acer)
ePower (Acer)
Launch Manager
MBAM .....(MalwareBytes)
McAfee Firewall core
McAfee Validtion Trust
Nero update
Nero BackItup
SKype Updater

StartUp tab
Many are disabled but below aren't
Kies TrayAgent
Nero Backitup
Background Agent (Acer)
Acrotray
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Updater startup Utility
Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
Adobe CS6
Switchboard
Sandboxie Control
Acer Portal
Host App Service updater (Pokki)
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Persistence module (Intel)
hkcmd module (Intel)
igfx tray (Intel)
LastPass Installer

I'm thinking some of the Adobe can be stopped And Nero (Nero came with the laptop so I think it is needed perhaps to do Acer's backing up or reinstall etc. since I actually use Comodo to do backups--not on laptop--nothing to back up there)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Motherboard
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    Memory
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB

CountryBumkin

Gv me thumbs-up if I help
Power User
Try disabling all the stuff in the Startup tab (shown above, except Intel) and see if that fixes the slow boot up. If it does, start to enable them one by one until you find the problem one.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HTPC: Custom built
    CPU
    intel i5-2400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-DS2H
    Memory
    16GB Corsair DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    on-board HD3000
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" LED
    Hard Drives
    eight HGTS Deskstar NAS, 3TB
    seven WD Red NAS, 3TB
    one Seagate ES.2, 1TB
    one 64GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 750W
    Case
    Li-Lian case with SuperMicro hotswap backplane
    Cooling
    Case 4 6" fans, stock CPU cooler
    Other Info
    Two 3-Ware (LSI) model 9650SE-8LPML RAID cards.

mikeytg

New Member
Pro User
You should leave it running idle for a few hours or overnight. Windows has periodic maintenance tasks that run when the computer is idle, and by shutting down the computer when you are done with it these tasks are probably all sitting there dying to run. Letting then all finish should allow them to index & optimize your system and then they will finish and they won't be slowing down your computer in the background.

There are also tasks that run after some windows updates so you should also let it run after you have installed any updates.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire M5 481PT-6644
    CPU
    Intel Core I5
    Memory
    6 GB
    Hard Drives
    Spinning/SSD hybrid 500GB/20GB
    Mouse
    ELAN Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    18mbs/5mbs
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

pintree3

New Member
Thanks CountryBumkin and mikeytg. I will run it idle and see if anything occurs (though I think I had already done so on a few occasions) and as to 'disabling all the stuff in the startup' The last thing I wrote on my question was: "I guess the best thing to do is go to msconfig and stop everything one by one and find the culprit but I was wondering if there was a faster, easier way?" So I was aware of what ''the best thing to do'' is but was hoping for a faster or more efficient way of doing so. Thanks again
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Motherboard
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    Memory
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB

brooksndun

New Member
1. your computer isn't empty by just uninstalling the "bloatware" ..


2. do you have a SSD hard drive.. looks like no..

3. just make sure you backup/save/copy your files and things you want and do a "clean" install of windows and then if it's still slow it's your hardware limiting you....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo g750
    CPU
    i5
    Motherboard
    Some Chinese Crap..
    Memory
    8
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 755
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

pintree3

New Member
Thanks Brooksndum: A computer with hardware ABC, will run things at a certain speed, if on the other hand it has hardware DEF it will then run at another. This we know. Taking my computer and its hardware, it should be running at a certain speed. But it doesn't. Within the limit of its hardware, the software (be it drivers, applications or services) is the culprit. This is what I am trying to find out. Outside of using msconfig, and trying each one by one I was hoping there was a faster or more efficient method. I don't think there is, but I was hoping someone knew something I didn't. As to reinstalling the OS and all, in a little over a week it's switch over to Windows 10 time so I'll think I'll wait til then,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Motherboard
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    Memory
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB

brooksndun

New Member
ok look,

Your computer with hardware ABC is running at a "certain speed" - yes - a speed that Intel i5 can handle only..

and again only a gigabyte hard drive? I think you mean seagate hard drive... that serial number for your hard drive only shows up Seagate, and that is listed as 5200rpm..

NO matter what you won't have a fancy speedy computer because you have a 5400rpm hard drive.. if it was 7200rpm maybe it would be ok..

so until you get a measly $100 SSD (from amazon) hard drive you will be dealing with "hardware ABC" at a certain speed.

and If you reinstalled windows clean, you could then see what is in msconfig/services that is from the beginning and not after Acer loaded it with things.. Then you would achieve your "faster" way of not "enabling one by one.."

Skype doesn't need to start up with your computer and neither does Nero or any of the ACER bloat.. and you dont need bonjour.. you don't need any of the Adobe crap either..

So hmm.. lets see to recap,

you need a SSD hard drive and you need to stop all programs that you know are not necessary for windows to operate.

anything else you want to make fun of for people trying to help and answer you?

the "fastest" way is to stop/disable all services that are not by Microsoft.

and then again you only have a 5200rpm hard drive so don't expect much..
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo g750
    CPU
    i5
    Motherboard
    Some Chinese Crap..
    Memory
    8
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 755
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

pintree3

New Member
brooksndun> The written word has a weakness for it neither allows one to hear emotion but neither see emotion, Assume you were in a loving mood with your mate and the question was, Do you love me? then the answer would come out in a loving way. On the other hand if you were in the midst of an argument , then same question may be answered with sarcasm or what-have-you. This would be easy to see and hear in real life but to put such things in writing is another story and requires a talent for such as well.
I don't know you and you don't know me. but this I can tell you, I apologize for your interpretation of my letter but in no way did I intend to "to make fun of for people trying to help and answer you?" I did start with ''thanks'' did I not?
And because you read it as you did you also misunderstood all else I wrote. All I said is I have a computer, this type of computer and given this type of computer it should work a certain way, which it once did and now it doesn't. I did not say it should work fast or whatever, I said my computer for whatever it is (in consideration of its hardware), should run at a certain speed (it's speed not that compared to another) which it isn't and believe it is so because of background things. I also said the way to solve this problem is to go to msconfig and see where the culprit lies but I was hoping for another solution. Taking in mind that you thought I was being inconsiderate I doubly thank you for taking the time to reply nevertheless. Hopefully I have cleared things up this time around.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Motherboard
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    Memory
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB

brooksndun

New Member
Ok well perhaps I don't understand your sarcasm or demeanor in your last post but it sure was dum that you typed..

The point is: open your task at and look at "startup"

I think there is a little box to check maybe near the bottom that says "hide all Microsoft services"

Check that and then when you see everything that is left in there after clicking that, then you can disable all those apps.. Like Skype, nero, and all aver software.. Perhaps even your antivirus is causing slow downs. I use windows defender built in..


This is the fastest way to test what's causing slow downs without having to do one by one..

The truth is you don't need any programs to auto start except for windows programs.. Like your antivirus..

But every other program (like Nero and Skype and all aver software) those can be started from the icon on your desktop.. So obviously just disable all those and hopefully your computer won't have to take so long loading all the aver software and Skype and Nero etc..


That is the fastest way I can think of.. Besides just doing the "clean" install by brink on this website.. And that will really get you back to stage 1 with most efficient speed anyway.. As long as you use the clean install method,..

Hopefully others will answer.

Hopefully I won't misunderstand your emotion from written words from now on and in the next communication. But it sure seemed negative..

Ok good luck.. And there are some programs out there like auto runs and junk removal tool to look at your system as well

Ok that's all I got.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo g750
    CPU
    i5
    Motherboard
    Some Chinese Crap..
    Memory
    8
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 755
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

pintree3

New Member
Hi brooksndun and thanks again.
3 things come to mind about your viewpoint on what I had written.
-1- One is the "Is the dress blue or gold" that went viral a few months ago. So no matter what, some people see (or in this case read) it as one color while others will see (read) something else.
-2- The other is culture. Having lived in many countries I am well aware that what is funny or sarcasm to one is not to another. And here I am thinking of a brit who has been living in the USA for a few years and wrote about what pisses him off about Americans (and also what he likes). One was people smiling all the time and not saying things as it is.
Within all this there is always someone's personal culture as well.
-3- Finally, there is your state of being at the time you read it (something subconscious) that gave you that POV. I'm writing all of this since you said, "it sure seemed negative",
If I may, can we pretend for the time being that we are in actuality really good friends--we trust each other enormously. And from this pov I will say the following:
I believe that it is true that there are a lot of bad people out there as well as many jerks. Though sometimes such people are not always like this or may simply be having a bad day.
Having said this I strongly believe that many, or rather most, are in fact good.
Any person asking for help would be an idiot in insulting those trying to help--even one not so smart (or so one hopes) would know that this would most probably guarantee the shut down of help.
In lieu of this (remember we are best friends :) then what are the odds that I would want to insult or anything along those lines? True my words may have been guilty of this but perhaps it was you who read them as such or I'm a bad writer which made you think such. [and this final point takes into consideration, the blue dress, the culture and the state of mind.].
And too all the rest of the readers Cheers to all :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Motherboard
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    Memory
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB

brooksndun

New Member
ok well i'll take that.. that's fine. point taken.

by the way I'm a very well-traveled person as well.. and what's even more funny is that I'm going to London in like 3 days..

the truth is I could care-less about what anyone says -especially on the internet on a forum about computers haha really think about that!..

I mean to say that even though I was trying to tell you that you definitely typed "dum" while you typed my name it really doesn't affect me that much at all.. haha I am just part of that "culture" that is "you talk about my momma, then I'll talk about your momma"

so I just started the usual reciprocating procedure of now getting pissy with you as I thought you were pissy with me..

in the end.. truly I don't care and this will not affect my sleep so I don't know if you are even concerned or not but I should mention that..

and then the ultimate ending is, did you disable all the non microsoft services or get even one step closer to what you wanted ? haha..

somebody else that has better ideas should answer but they aren't.. sooo.....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo g750
    CPU
    i5
    Motherboard
    Some Chinese Crap..
    Memory
    8
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 755
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

pintree3

New Member
Oh my :) I laughed hard at this one and you will as well. Now I know why. I looked everywhere to see where I had typed 'dum' and could not find it. So I did a search on the page and I saw it, You meant your name. Holy molly buddy, take a look at your keypad :) the 'm' is next to the 'n'. It was a type-o and seeing that they look alike as well there is no way I could have noticed this. Are you paranoid perhaps :) And yes I do mean this in humor.
[Sometimes I cut and paste a name but since it comes out as a link when you do so I at times choose not to, so as to not draw attention to the name and thereby possibly isolating others.]
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Motherboard
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    Memory
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB

brooksndun

New Member
alright well i can understand that about the typo yes.. that does happen all the time..

perhaps I was in a bad mood when I read your messages.. but anyway, nobody is loosing sleep over anything especially on an online forum..

ok well goodluck with the issue...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo g750
    CPU
    i5
    Motherboard
    Some Chinese Crap..
    Memory
    8
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 755
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

pintree3

New Member
And besides, thanks to this we're now best buddies :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Motherboard
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    Memory
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB
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