Well, I have a frustrating problem. My Acer laptop is malfunctioning and there is a twist to the problem.
* My tech info is: Acer, Aspire 5672WLMI, with Phoenix bios
* My bios is locked and i don't remember the password, I have tested the manufacture defaults by the way.
* My Windows is damaged and produces an error that I have fixed in the past with a live cd.
* My computer firsts boots the hard drive and causes that i can't reset the password through software.
These twists are making this hard for me. I cant boot into a rescue cd because the system fails to load and i can't change the boot order in the bios because I have no access.
This problem would be over if i could gain access to the bios and i have tested the phoenix bios standard backdoor passwords and many more but the don't work. And acer has a ram memory that keeps the password so i can't reset it by taking the battery for the bios out for few minutes. I have tried to find the jump switch on the motherboard but can't find it and i don't think there is one.
But i have possible solutions, that is to replace the hard drive so i could install a new os and reset the bios through software. Or if someone could tell me what the master bios password for acer is, then that would solve my problem? And maybe there is a jump switch and someone can guide me to it?
Note that i am not going to send the notebook to a tech and pay for it, because there are more things wrong with the notebook and it wouldn't be worth it, the repair would cost alike a new notebook!
So any help would be well appreciated.