Do you have a Windows XP CD with a valid product key? If not, did your computer come with a set of restore CDs? Or was that information located on the hard drive? If it was on the hard drive, did you make a set of restore CDs? If you didn't make a set of restore CDs, you may have to contact Sony and see if you can get a replacement set.
I can no longer reinstall my windows xp on my pc. this is what it tells me each time i have tried..."cannot normally execute the initial setting of partition information. this utility exits and your computer is rebooted". i don't recall changing any partition or anything last time i reinstalled it. so i don't know how to fix this or if i have a big problem i will no longer be able to restore my computer back to it's original state when i bought it. if anyone can help i would appreciate it. thx. patti