I understand your disappointment, josh05
, it happened to me.
Somehow I locked myself out at the same stage of boot initialization your friend did.
My motherboard is an MSI.
I googled to the site.
Confirmed that it was the one shown.
I found that the board has a built-in CMOS jumper.
By placing a bent paperclip into this two-hole pin connection
(after confirming it's existance & location)
Do this with power off
Then power on.
Let it boot.
The admin passcode was reset to default
I could then access my BIOS screens and once again monitor
the system health.
Access boot sequence data & make necessary changes, etc.
Edited by phawgg, 29 January 2005 - 04:34 AM.