I did order a battery. About 1:30 this morning I actually got the thing to boot up on AC. I discovered a huge number of specific problems; the first one is the Battery is Dead and the boot hangs every time telling me about that. I just hit F1 and got into Vista...YUK! Now the problem is I would like to load the factory default settings and get a fresh start. I tried to do F8 and CNTL F11 but neither work and I can't get into the BIOS until the new battery arrives; just because that's the way Dell set it up. I popped out the CMOS battery and there is no jumper or short point to reset the BIOS so now I'm trying to solve those issues.