I have a big question here. My brother in law got a computer from a friend. It is a Dell. It has all of the CD's that came with it when it was originally purchased. The OS is Windows XP. Now, when the computer starts it immediately goes to a black screen with the following (It looks kind of like a command prompt in DOS but I am not sure of that) lines:
Type the password and press <Enter>
I tried putting in the bootable re-installation CD but even when you restart the computer it won't go to SETUP. It just redirects everything back to the black screen with those lines.
I thought maybe it was asking for the Admin password, but when I put in the password the friend gave to my brother in law, it said the password was incorrect and then went again to the black screen.
(If you put in the wrong password too many times it displays a "!" (Without quotes) and says "System must power down."
So? Anyone have any suggestions? Help please! :?: