yes it was the bios administrator password. I still dont understand how the password got set or activated, still scratching my head on that one. I was in the bios monitoring the charge state of a battery trying to find one that was no good, I might have cut power to the system with out exiting the bios first. I ended up making a dummy for the battery slot. I couldnt see anything out of the ordinary even cleaned the area behind the connector on the motherboad ( it looked like a little corroision there but no where else) Doh... whish i had thought to use my multimeter to see if there was any bad chips in the area. I didnt mention this eariler but in bios the left side wouldnt show that a battery was installed in the slot when i was in bios, and sys would act funny almost lock up if battery was installed while in windows
I was able to finally access computer and finish setting up pcmica wireless card. It is functional at the moment, will advise customer that a motherboard will be needed if any conditons worsen. have already priced them on ebay and can get one for about 30 bucks.
thanks agian Larry hope to pick your brain later oh wait I personally own a 700m and bought a new game called two worlds I have looked on line for drivers for the video card so that i might be able to play the game any ideas? intel drivers wont work cause it's a dell Dude....LOL