Computer help forum: Won't load BIOS settings, getting a crazy screen with a bunc

by: Helpz February 6, 2013 11:50 PM PST

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Won't load BIOS settings, getting a crazy screen with a bunc

by Helpz - 2/6/13 11:50 PM

System info:
computer: DEll XPS 410
OPS: Windows VISTA

the rest.. idk because it was given to me by someone who did not know. annnd i cant turn it on to find out:(

I have come to acquire a "broken" dell xps 410. The issue, as I was told is, "it has a virus".. well this is unlike any virus I've ever seen. but then again I'm not a computer tech. so the problem is.. I can turn it on. it gets to the dell loading screen ( where I have the option to to push the F12 or F2 key.) if I push nothing, I get a screen that looks like the attached photo.

Anyhow it seems to be prompting me to enter a password of some sort. typing on the keyboard does absolutely nothing. the only key that seems to have any effect is the enter key.

If I try to push F2 OR F12 it beeps at me every time I push the key.. and nothing happens (besides taking back to the attached photo's screen)


I know my description may not be very good. but please if you could maybe point me in the right direction

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