I have only ever reformattted my laptop once before and it was with help. But im pretty sure that the reinstallation cd for windows Xp is NOt supposed to show up as a partition right? I guess its kind of a dumb question but im worried i may have ****ed myself by deleting what was on the cd. :-O I went forward with deleting all partitions to completely wipe my system, but my drive E:/ which is my cd drive showed up. not sure if the allocatedmemory was for the backup OS cd that was in my computer at the time. If the data on the cd was wiped, is there anything i can do short of buying another OS?