I just have a few questions.
I want to restore my pc to the way it was straight out of the box. I know I want to wipe my HDD, but I have no OS to reinstall once I do it. I would really rather not spend $200 for windows xp if at all possible so lets just not consider that an option at the moment. I read somewhere that there may be a recovery system in its own partition on the HDD. I have not been able to find it, and wouldnt know what to do with it even if I had. Is there any way that I could safely restore my PC to factory condition without buying windows xp to reinstall on my PC.
Im running a Compaq Presario 5310US w/ Windows XP Home Edition SP2.
Any help is greatly appreciated.