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I have obtained an Acer Aspire 5250-BZ873 (Model #: P5WE6 from back label) from a friend to see if I couldn't get it working.
Issue I have encountered:
I was able to get into BIOS via F2 spam. Reset the BIOS to defaults and selected the DVD drive at boot #1 and HDD as #2 and attempted to place an obtained copy of Windows 7 Home Prem. (Source) and I have successfully installed Windows 7 Home Prem. via their copy.
Steps taken so far to resolve to long black screen:
Any suggestions? I'm curious more on the long wait before POST or even "Acer" logo at this time. Open to suggestion to try to get the laptop working again.
Thanks in advance!
If I reboot while in Windows 7, it will POST like it should. (Couldn't repeat the quick restart, it acts the same as a fresh bootup) It seems only when you are booting after the laptop was been off it takes a very long time to get to POST/"Acer" logo. Windows 7 actually loads up fast, no issue with Windows.
Also, no BIOS warnings at all. Motherboard speaker does work because if I unplug the A/C Adapter, it will beep to inform it is now on Battery Power.
I had the similar issue with Acer extensa 5235. It boots to BIOS but very slow. Information shown on BIOS screen correctly and all settings are working fine.
However the laptop does not boot from internal HDD or CD rom, but it is able to boot from USB with DOS or USB cdrom.
Any suggetions are welcome.