Category Archives: Acer

Slow Network or Internet Download and Read Speeds using Intel Network Adapter

You may find that Network and/or Internet speeds are very slow when using an Intel Network Adapter. This appears to be an issue with the Speed and Duplex settings, after a Driver update or installation you may notice that the Speed and Duplex is set to 100 Mbps Full Duplex. 100 Mbps Full … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and SBS 2008 with Service Pack 2 – You may find that applications stop responding, delays occur during resume from standby and/or files may become corrupt when the computer goes to sleep/hibernate and/or poor AMD processor/chipset performance

A variety of issue exist post service pack 2 with Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Small Business Server 2008, a variety of hotfixes have been released since 2008 to address these issues but you only need to apply the latest to ensure that all subsequent issues are addressed.   You should only need to apply the … Continue Reading ››

Windows will not boot with a Stop Error 0x0000007B

A very common BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) is a STOP error 0x0000007B and may indicate either a hardware, software or driver issue. Please see the great troubleshooting guide put together by Tim Fisher on about.com http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/stop0x0000007b.htm One thing that Tim does not mention is that sometimes it is necessary to slipstream the AHCI SATA Controller Drivers … Continue Reading ››

Verify the Health and Operation of your Intel® Processor with the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool

A 32 and 64 bit version of the IPDT or Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool can be downloaded from here: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-031726.htm You can also see a video on how to use it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpPOqh_Bq78 You can use the diagnostic tool to test the various features of your Intel Processor and perform a stress test to ensure that it is … Continue Reading ››