I just recently reimaged a freinds dell laptop with his XP restore CD. while going through the process of formating I found that his origanal configuration had a partitioned hard drive. Not knowing why it was origanlly set this way I just went through and formated the second partition (it had the most memory) and left the first one alone. I set up XP and now it runs even slower than before. I dont know if this has something to do with the partition or if I was supposed to do something else. Any help I will be thankfull. Thanks.