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.