Cannot change BIOS options after CMOS reset

So my dad put a BIOS pass (not HDD) on my computer so it couldn't boot up, and I had to clear it because he forgot it and I didn't want to pay $100 and shipping to Taiwan to Acer.

I took apart my laptop, and removed the CR2032 for 5 mins, then put it back, and then I could boot up. However, I cannot change any boot options and cannot change boot order, which is critical because I need to boot from CD to install Windows (I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS right now).

How can I fix this? I'm sure the battery is in all the way, and I even tried replacing it with another one to no avail. Acer's goddamn Indian tech support guys don't know enough English to tell what's wrong and keep telling me to send it in to do what I did already.

Specs:

Acer Aspire 5750-6866
i3-2350M
Intel HD 3000 Graphics
4GB RAM
500GB HDD
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  1. Oh.... god I'm embarrassed now. This should be in Laptops & Notebooks > Acer... -_- Sorry! Can someone transplant it for me? (I don't know how.)
  2. Hey, Did you solve your problem? I am exactly with the same problem and so far i can't find anything that could help me.
  3. *sigh* nope, sending it off to acer support and hoping they won't charge me. (hey, did you post a response to my bleepingcomputer thread too? XD)
  4. win2ktrap said:
    *sigh* nope, sending it off to acer support and hoping they won't charge me. (hey, did you post a response to my bleepingcomputer thread too? XD)


    Yes, I was with the same problem, and i didn't found nothing about unless what you posted in both forum.
  5. "To reset the bios in an acer 5100 you need to remove your DDR2 memory sticks, below you can see "j2", make contact in this jumper turn on your laptop and your bios would be reset" This is for a 5100. From here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t287549-clear_bios_password_acer_aspire_5100

    Assume your laptop is similar. maybe call Acer and ask reset procedure before you mail it back....
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