I have an acer laptop (3610) and several weeks ago it started acting slow and music would skip at times and when I’d plug/unplug in a usb the normal windows noise would stutter. Things in general have been slow.
Thought maybe the HD was going bad so I wanted to use memtest86 to test it. First I had to make a bootable CD with the memtest iso file. This is when I discovered my CD drive did not work. Can’t find it under device manager and it does not have a “+” next to it in bios. I removed the drive from the computer, restarted but it was still slow.
So my thought is that maybe the controller that interfaces the HD and CD might be bad. Any ideas?
I will see if I can boot from an external (usb) CD in attempts of running memtest.