+ 0 Votes I don't think what you are asking is easily accomplished. wizard57m-cnet Moderator Updated - August 31, 2013 at 10:28pm PST From what I know, those Dell OEM disks will only work on Dell PCs, probably true with other OEM supplied disks as well. As you have discovered, they are NOT bootable disks, more likely they are Recovery Disks, that are accessed by the Dell Rescue system, sometimes this is a hidden partition on a hard disk, sometimes it is a separate DVD/CD. Many of these OEM supplied disks also look for particular strings in the BIOS to make sure it is a Dell (or other OEM) computer being restored. I am not familiar with Medion, and since Win XP is getting old and will lose support next year, they may not have recovery media, but it might not hurt to check with them. You may have better luck finding an actual full-install WinXP DVD on eBay or other retail outlet...use a reputable one, and not some unknown website from the backwaters of the internet. You might even be able to sell the Dell disk on eBay to recoup part of your money. + 0 Votes ummm... BaronVonBrannan Updated - September 4, 2013 at 9:16am PST The issue as i stated is NOT the disc. I can put it in another system and it works just fine. And it IS a bootable disc. The issue is the BIOS on the medion PC not allowing ANY OTHER software to work. From what their website says their own software wouldnt even work. + 0 Votes Of course forum rules prohibit giving advice on bypassing security controls robo_dev September 4, 2013 at 9:16am PST But at a high level, newer machines, like laptops, use a chip that stores the locking data in flash memory on a discrete security chip, which will persist even if the battery backup power is removed and the clear-cmos jumper is shorted on the motherboard. Often the password is a factory default one, like that used for every single system of the same vendor. If it were changed by a system integrator, a common practice is to write the password on something inside the case. If the vendor cannot/will not help, then a comparable replacement motherboard is probably $45 and you're done.