Acer aspire one d250
1 gig of ram, 160GB Hard Drive
intel gma 945 graphics.
windows xp home.
On start up as soon as you first press the power button, there is no display no life at all on the laptop's screen. No POST screen or Windows loading screen. Now after windows have loaded the display appears back on the laptop.
If i hooked up an external monitor and do a cold start i can see everything working the way it should on the external monitor and then as the windows have finished loaded the
image switches back to the laptop screen.
It seems like the bios is using the vga out as the primary video until widows drivers have take over and switch back to the laptops screen. The same happens when the external monitor is hooked up and when it isn't.
There is no option in the bios to change the default screen.
I tried everything i could think of.
FN+F5 key dose nothing until windows have loaded
CTRL + ALT + F1 or F3 (alternative keys for changing the display)
Did a full system recovery(format and reinstalled windows)
Flashed and updated the Bios, From 1.25 to 1.27
removed and reinstalled ram, battery, to draining complete power from the laptop.
2 display drivers show up. I tried removing and disabling them one at a time.
Still no change.
No power, no lights, no display, no nothing on the laptops screen until windows have loaded. After windows have loaded everything works perfect, except when resuming from hibernation, the screen that says resuming from hibernation do not display because the bios is using the vga out as the mains.
After a few seconds the screen lights up and continues to resume as it should.
The netbook has not been dropped one or had any damage what so ever.
I have a problem with my Acer Aspire one D250. One week ago my HDD didnt work and I bought another HDD. I dont have CD for reinstall windows XP that it was installed. Now I wanted to install windows 7 starter but impossible. He says he can not because the BIOS might not be compatible with the operating system and then tells me that if I want to load drivers. I'm a little desperate. I changed in the BIOS mode IDE hard drive to AHCI and vice versa. If I put IDE and try to install windows 7 does not recognize the disk (I have to put in AHCI).
The message I get is:You can not install windows on this HDD. It is possible that the hardware of this equipment is not capable of booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu. Another warning he gives is:The installation program can not create a new system partition or locate an existing one. See the log files installation program for more information.
First of all it runs in Windows completely rock solid. I have ran stress utilities for over 24 hours, and the system is completely stable.
My problem is that it is very unstable before windows loads. For example, if I simply leave it in the BIOS setup for 5 minutes the computer will just power off. It is also quite hot underneath. This occurs also if I boot from DOS (or other e.g. XP recovery disk) boot disk to run some utilities - the system will run for 5 minutes or so, and then just power off. The time that I get before it powers off decreases if I immediately switch it on again, suggesting an overheating issue. I did not have this problem when I first got the laptop 3 years ago.
This problem is really annoying as I want to run some low-level utilities to repartition my hard disk and also possibly reinstall windows, but this problem is preventing that.
Any ideas? Perhaps some strange software that I installed? ACPI config? Memory issue? BIOS issue? Computer is hot in several areas under where the CPU / TV tuner / graphics / memory are located .
My system spec: - Pentium M 760 2GHz - Ati X700 256MB graphics - 2GB crucial RAM (2 x 1 GB DDR2 533 CL4) (upgraded from 1GB over a year ago and fully tested to be working) - Newest BIOS from Acer installed
From system information:
OS NameMicrosoft Windows XP Home Edition Version5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation................................
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Right now the boot options are hidden from the external monitor until windows loads. Then the external monitor becomes active. Any way to bypass the laptop monitor altogether?
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I had no problems download it on my z70va ASUS. It downloaded in just a few minutes.
But on the HP -- the download is taking over an hour.
When this first happened, I though there was some malware on it. I run AVG Internet security all the time. But just to be on the safe side I downloaded Spybot Search and Destroy and checked with that -- nothing (though I did have it delete all my temporary files, Super AntiSPyware, nothing, Malwarebytes AntiMalware -- it found one registry infection Hijack.start. From what I read elsewhere that's a false positive but I deleted it anyway.
I also installed SP3 on the HP a few days before all this.
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It seems a little bit like even IE is loading slightly slow -- but I am not sure if that is my imagination.
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How can I increase the priority of the touchpad driver apoint.exe which I can see in msconfig ? It needs to be up and running fast.
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So my questions are:
1 is it a hardware issue ? if not, can I solve my problem easily ?
2 how can I change the boot priority order, to install mint ?
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PROCESSOR INFORMATION: Manufacturer Intel Model Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz Intel Processor analysis tools Intel Processor analysis tools CPU Speed 2.0 GHz Link to Processor Specification Link to Processor Specification CPU Revision A4 CPU Type 00 CPU Family 06 CPU Model 0F CPU Stepping D
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