on the hard drive? Seems like pressing one of the function keys on boot up will bring the recovery up. Got the user's manual?
my laptop is completely messed up, and it is filled with viruses and basically beyond any repair. My plan was to reformat the hard drive and reinstall a copy of windows (i have winXP Home v.2002 sp2 currently). Anyhow, my biggest problem currently is how to reinstall my copy of windows because i don't have a seperate CD for it, and it just came with my computer. My copy is a fully registered legal copy, so my thought process was, just take down the reg # and either find somewhere on the HD where i can copy the Windows onto a CD or find a 'fake' copy of windows, than upload them once the formatting was done but enter my registration #. I read the end user license agreement for windows but i still don't know if what i'm doing is illegal or not because i do have the original reg code (isn't that essentially what u buy from microsoft?) so what would the problem be.
I don't wanna buy another copy of windows, but if i have to i will i suppose.
Dell Insperian I6400
Intel (R) Core(TM)2 CPU
T7200 @ 2GHz
998 MHz, 1 GB of Ram
Physical Address Extention
i would really appreciate the help, if someone could find me a detailed method of how to solve this method keeping in mind that i'm pretty newbish. I'm not computer ********, but the easier the better.
thanks in advance