acer aspire d270

5 mth. young netbook, acer, runs very slow untill machine has been turned on for atleast 1/2 hr. o.s is w. 7 starter. knew it would be slow in response time but this is very disappointing & annoying. please, anyone who knows of this problem or might have ideas to fix this. thank you. reyne.
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  1. I wonce had a very slow ACER computer, it turned out it was the hard drive that was running in SATA mode instead of AHCI. You can switch to AHCI (if it is not on AHCI yet) from bios.
    You can also try to factory reset it. I mean reinstall it.
  2. anasfeelgood said:
    I wonce had a very slow ACER computer, it turned out it was the hard drive that was running in SATA mode instead of AHCI. You can switch to AHCI (if it is not on AHCI yet) from bios.
    You can also try to factory reset it. I mean reinstall it.
  3. anasfeelgood,
    many thanks for reply. how do i get into machine to change bios prior to last resort of reinstall? will my changing part of system or reinstall ruin warranty.not a computer giant!/? look to your reply. reyne.
  4. I think you have to click on F2 repeatidly as you switch on your computer (I'm not sure if its F2 or F12 or del).
    Select Config
    Select Serial ATA (SATA) (if its not already on AHCI)
    Select AHCI
    then save changes.
    another thing is, it may already be using AHCI, but the driver for AHCI may not work properly, what OS are you using ?
  5. anasfeelgood said:
    I think you have to click on F2 repeatidly as you switch on your computer (I'm not sure if its F2 or F12 or del).
    Select Config
    Select Serial ATA (SATA) (if its not already on AHCI)
    Select AHCI
    then save changes.
    another thing is, it may already be using AHCI, but the driver for AHCI may not work properly, what OS are you using ?
  6. anasfeelgood,
    o.s. is windows 7 starter, basic d270. if it is using 'ahci' how do i find out & fix this please, into f2 which i do think it is. warranty upset. ? thank you. later. reyne.
  7. Changing to AHCI shouldn't cancel your warrenty, and I think your warrenty won't be affected whatever you change in your "aspire one" cause there are no advanced changes you can do there anyway.
    If it has AHCI then it is OK, we want AHCI, the problem is IDE not AHCI.
    What we want is to make the hard drive run in AHCI mode instead of IDE. But I'm not even sure that the problem is comming from there, all I'm saying is that it would be the first thing I would check if I have to repair a slow aspire one.
    I don't have any aspire one arround to see the exact steps you need to follow to check whether it's running with AHCI. All I know is that you can access bios config by clicking F2 right after you turn your computer on.
    Sorry reyne, I don't know how to help you more.

    Last thing, take a look at this picture, I found it on google, it may help you :
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qNFgsHp2dCk/S45hBDdM3iI/AAAAAAAAC2s/SyTW3ecOPcI/s400/Aspire-4740G-BIOS-SATA-IDE-mode-large.jpg
  8. anasfeelgood said:
    Changing to AHCI shouldn't cancel your warrenty, and I think your warrenty won't be affected whatever you change in your "aspire one" cause there are no advanced changes you can do there anyway.
    If it has AHCI then it is OK, we want AHCI, the problem is IDE not AHCI.
    What we want is to make the hard drive run in AHCI mode instead of IDE. But I'm not even sure that the problem is comming from there, all I'm saying is that it would be the first thing I would check if I have to repair a slow aspire one.
    I don't have any aspire one arround to see the exact steps you need to follow to check whether it's running with AHCI. All I know is that you can access bios config by clicking F2 right after you turn your computer on.
    Sorry reyne, I don't know how to help you more.

    Last thing, take a look at this picture, I found it on google, it may help you :
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qNFgsHp2dCk/S45hBDdM3iI/AAAAAAAAC2s/SyTW3ecOPcI/s400/Aspire-4740G-BIOS-SATA-IDE-mode-large.jpg
  9. anasfeelgood,
    thank you. will give it a go later today on startup & post how i go.
    you have been very patient. later. reyne.
  10. reyne said:
    anasfeelgood,
    thank you. will give it a go later today on startup & post how i go.
    you have been very patient. later. reyne.
  11. anasfeelgood,
    checked & it was set to 'ahci' so guess i'm back to square 1. open to any & all ideas. reyne.
  12. do you have an antivirus ? if yes, then it may be scanning your computer at each startup ! if you have an antivius then which one ?
    have you installed tuning/maintenance utilities such as "clean up" or "tune up" ?
    if you have none of these, then you should go for a reinstall, that should be possible from "acer eRecovery management", you should find it in your start menu.
    I hope you get your computer fixed :)
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