I'm fixing an Acer-603-UR15 micro machine for my cousin. It came pre-installed with Windows 8.1 and a recovery partition (instead of recovery CDs).
It got infected with an ungodly amount of malware and now the OS and recovery partition are no longer bootable.
The weird thing is, is that the BIOS version that was on it (an older one) only allows me to boot from the hard drive (which of course is now unbootable).
It seems the only way I can boot anything from the CD/DVD or USB is if I update the BIOS version, but there's the problem, I can't boot from anything to upgrade it!
Has anyone come across this before? Am I missing something? Any help would be greatly appreciated!