this is a dell inspiron 2500 , its already been refurbed, (still got the sticker on bottom), p3 proc, i don't know bout RAM, hdd capacity, ect. cant do ANYTHING without the hd. the owner bought it secondhand, on the story from the previous owner that it just needed a new hd, and the password would be removed with the old drive. well, thats their request to me; replace the hd and install XP on it. i do light refurb work on mostly desktops, and pasword work hasn't been an issue..but they want me to try to save the cost of the new drive, ect, ect. so, having seen other posts about dell bios pwd fixes, i had to ask!! anyone know how to go about this? if i could get into bios, perhaps changing the boot order could boot my XP disk, but i dont know that will even help, cause it seems the password is stored on the mobo, just a feeling.... any advice?