So I finally got tired of that old Dell being a paperweight in the next room, and called a local computer repair shop to see if they could wipe the hard drive and reinstall XP for me. YES THEY CAN for only $50! Whee!! *does happy dance*
What was funny about all this was I told the guy over the phone that the computer had been a victim of Suck u Rom (I forgot to say Securom) but he knew EXACTLY what I meant, lol. Seems it's not the first time they've had to do this to a computer because of that! I told him they should call it the Suck u Rom special and then we should all subrogate against EA Games once they lose that lawsuit!
So the kids will get the Dell back so they can