That did not solve the problem, so found out the motherboard is an MCS I downloaded an MCS BIOS and flashed it.
Now the motherboard is dead.
Have tried resetting CMOS - no luck.
The board does not have floppy connector, so next option is to buy another motherboard. had actually decided to do that since obviously something is wrong with the board since it cannot handle the pcie graphics card and i do not want to wait for months for it to be repaired...(Bought the computer brand new less than a week ago).
But my question is:
Where can I find hardware to do the BIOS flash?
Suppose there is some smartcard solution via serial port out there..?
Oh by the way - this is the first - the last and the only Acer I will ever buy