First of all I didn't really know what forum to put this under, so if this is the wrong one, my apologizes. Now that that's done, to my issue.
I have a Dell Laptop it's an Inspiron E1705 (9400) and I lent it to a friend for a few months and he's not computer literate at all, but somehow the BIOS ended up having a password put into it so the computer is inaccessible without it, I removed my CMOS battery I'm still getting this Dell page that says: "This computer system, (My service tag number), is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password." which is just baffling to me since there is no CMOS battery, no laptop battery, and no power cord giving the motherboard power to store this information. So basically at this point I don't care how I have to do it, I just want on this computer again, I'll gladly wipe it if someone knows a way. Any input is greatly appreciated and let me know if there's any important information that I've left out I'm sure I can provide it.