So.. my computer has gradually been screwing up and now it's to the point where I want to use recovery and start from scratch. I get numerous errors with almost everything I try to do. At one point my computer wouldn't even go past the Compaq loading screen. Being the HP/Compaq it is, no recovery discs came with my computer. I can't access recovery from the PC because it won't let me. It keeps saying 'Only An Administrator Can Access' or something close to that. I AM the administrator. I've tried reverting back to Windows XP with no luck. My computer's requirements apparently aren't 'acceptable'. That makes no sense because this PC CAME with XP. I've tried everything I know to do but something always seems to go wrong. I simply do not want to pay for recovery discs that SHOULD be free. If anyone can help or has any suggestions, please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated.