Hi, After reformatting the hard drive due to a virus problem and installing xp sp3 the netbook bricked. Have tried various usb flash options to revive the bios. From 2g flash drive, 512mb, 128mb to 32mb micro disk using the Hp format and wincris tool without success. The usb flickers and then stops with the light on. Seems if the process is stopping during the flash. The netbook does not reboot. Have tried the official Acer manual instructions as well as many other options on the net. I have changed the ram from 1g to 2g that worked perfectly before. Could this be a factor in flashing the bios. I am now trying to find the replacement fd file name. Any help would be appreciated.