Creating the BIOS Crisis Recovery Disk

Prepare a removable USB storage device with a capacity size greater than 10MB. Note that all data on the USB storage device will be cleared during the creation of the crisis disk. 2. Set up a computer running the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system and plug in the USB storage device into an available USB port. 3. Decompress the Crisis Package Source. 4. Select WINCRIS.EXE and then select Run as administrator. 5. Keep the default settings and then click on the Start button. 6. When...

Clearing a BIOS Password

Electric Conductivity Tool

To clear a lost BIOS password user or supervisor password you need to short the G61hardware gap located near the HDD connector. Short to clear the user and supervisor passwords. 1. Turn off the computer and unplug all the peripherals connected to it. 2. Unplug the power cord from the computer. 3. Remove the battery pack according to the instructions described on page 28. 4. Remove the lower case cover according to the instructions described on page 29. 5. Remove the HDD module according to the...

System Check Procedures

NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. Perform the following procedures to isolate the possible problem a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. 1. Boot from the diagnostic disc and start the diagnostic programs. 2. Check if the CD-ROM Test result is pass. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. If an error occurs, reconnect the drive to the connector on the mainboard. If...