Ok, I unpacked my original BIOS file with "Andy's tool" which I finally found under the name Phoenix tool. After I put the DOS file that ended with .fd into the phoenix tool, it said the name of the file is BIOS.f? So now I'm going to try with that file name. I have a 4gb transend flash drive formatted fat32 and I'm going to copy the original BIOS.FD file onto the flash and re-name it BIOS.f? Unplug the laptop w/o the battery in it, plug in the flash drive, hold down WIN key + B (also will try Win key + R because ACER people said that was what they had to press) and then turn on notebook. I'll let you guys know if it works. Since Acer and Gateway are owned by the same people and my Gateway NVB19U is the same exact motherboard used in an Acer Aspire 5253, also the bios are exactly the same as my gateway and the acer 5253, I'm just going to trust that Andy's tool coming up with on its own saying that my motherboard is out of an acer and giving me that BIOS.f? is correct. Hopefully this works, if it doens't I'll try it with my 4GB sandisk SD card like you said BPaul.