RE: Vista too slow
I bought a new computer yesterday and have been NOTHING but disappointed
with Vista. Computer = Acer 9302AWSMi, AMD Turion 64 Mobile, 2.2 GHz, 1 GB
ram, Vista Premium.
I have had NOTHING but problems. The problems started before I even plugged
into my internet connection -- so not even a possibility it's a virus.
Symptoms of abominable speed:
-- After trying several times to copy a DVD to hard drive, I put it in last
night, started copy and went to bed. Nine hours later, this DVD (approx. 1.2
Gb) was still not copied. Estimated time remaining 66 days.
-- I've tried other DVDs (files from my old computer) -- same thing.
-- I cannot even open the DVDs to look at them. Explorer hangs with the
If I check CPU usage ... 1 or 2 % ... it's not doing anything. There is no
activity. Everything freezes but there's no activity. What's wrong.
Of note ... With nothing open, nothing running, my Physical Memory Usage is
at 60%. WHY? I'm not doing anything.
I've searched high and low -- and on internet -- to find something that I
can fix. Nothing.
On one website, I hear there is a HotFix for the copying problem ... but I
have to call Microsoft (and pay) to get this HotFix. Ridiculous.
I've also found that Robocopy is another option to use -- but why should I
have to go look for a program to do what Explorer cannot.
If I could take this computer back today and be rid of Vista, I would.
Microsoft -- DO SOMETHING.
> I have a decent machine: a HP T5500 duo core with 2gb of ram and an ATI 7600
> mobile video card and it comes with Vista Ultimate. But I am very
> disappointed with the performance. My new PC is much slower than my very old
> desktop with XP. Opening a session is very frustrating, same with the mail
> and Explorer. I removed Norton and other junkware (HP is terrible for that)
> but the performance is the same. Is there anything I can do to improve the
> speed, other than changing to XP?