I think if you press F11 repeatadly on boot up it boots from cd
U can also put windows XP on a USB Pen and boot from there I preffer that way with Dell systems
You might still need to get to bios to enable it to boot from usb....but not sure with Dells, I assume you know m8 so only postied this to get the answer....roud:
Follow Jaffa's advise in Post #4.
I used to work for Dell m8.
It may take a few days before they can do it, but you'll need to prove your ownership of the machine before they will assist.
Also, if you transfer ownership, then any warranty/recall issues will be dealt with quicker.
Alternatively...mail the original owner for the pwd?
Ahhhh so you were one of those cnuts...lol
Wee jojke seedy as I have never had any dealings with Delll. Does seem like the most sensible option though.
Got news for you m8...XP Pro BIOS
Listen bud...we're trying to help here.
By your own admission, you say you're $hite at computers, you won't get an arguement here m8.
Got news for you m8...
The BIOS has bugger all to do with XP.
(oops, just seen Adam's post)
Put what the hell you want on the HD, but the issue remains that the BIOS is still locked.
Just to bring this back on track...
The OP has XP installed & can access it.
His prob is that he's locked out of the BIOS
The solution is in Post number #4
Contact the seller.