when the laptop was new, there is no CD (question #1). If you did not, then you can order them from HP, see here:
Question #2 - yes
Question #3 - what recovery disks do you have? The ones from HP?
Question #4 - yes you should be given the choice to reformat before the install starts, but if not, you can reformat anyway.
I'm having a problem with my Compaq Presario v3000 laptop. 3 months ago, my laptop's screen started getting red pixels on it and so it is just now, 3 months later that i had the money to have it fixed.
after it was fixed, it seems that all my programs got erased and my operating system (windows XP) was gone too. the laptop was off the whole 3 months...what could have happened?
1) is it possible for me to install windows XP on my laptop without the cd-rom because the cd-rom (my xp os cd-rom got lost)? because i have the sticker indicating the product key of the original XP os that i had running...
2)do the recovery discs of the Compaq Presario v3000 include the operating system and drives needed to operate my laptop again?
3) how do i use these recovery discs i have with me? what do i do?
4)QUESTION RELATED TO #2: if the recovery disc includes my operating system and drives, can i reformat laptop using this? if yes, is it hard to reformat?