Not sure if anyone has had this problem before. Turned my m1710 laptop on one morning and it would not accept my BIOS password which I did not forget because I am using it 2 years and also use the same password on my other laptop. Any waythat no longer works so I rang dell call centre who gave me a password told me to enter it then press control and enter twice no joy. So got another password of dell and the same thing so waiting for them to come up with another solution. Any one ever had this problem? How can it be resolved?? One other thing that might be worth noteing is it take like 2 mins to get to the BIOS it starts up by saying invalid configuration - please run set up program then the bios password screen. I think this might be happening becuse I removed the battery and put it back thinking it would reset the password. Dell C/S are telling me to ,ake sure num lock and caps light is n but I am sure use all know as well as I do that you dont have that option when at the bios password screen which leads me to think they dont have a clue and there no way a virus could mess with a bios I think so I am lost not any help would be great!!