i don't think you undersand me. everything is set as is has to be. But the problem is that when i get to this screen: http://www.geekstogo...c/XPWelcome.gif
and i hit "Enter" to install a fresh copy of windows, i get a message, which says that the setup wasn't able to find any poperly working hard drives and that i should check if the hard drives were connected the right way or smth. Iv'e never seen such thing on any computers.
Anyway, i tried to use my recovery cd's again, but this time i've chosen the "Destructive recovery mode" or smth. Now it lokks ok, i have the OS again, but there is still a problem - i can not install a fresh copy of XP pro by myself. When i put the XP pro cd into the drive during PC startup, i still get the message, that there's no working hard drives. Anyway, i'm pretty happpy that i have some kind of OS, cause i'm going on a trip, and this laptop will be used for GPS. I just don't like, that i can't interfere into the install process and that i get the OS full of manufacturer's junk (with all the promotional games, crappy antivirus software, and soon to expire MS Office). I'll try to solve this problem, when i'll get back home, and post the results in here, if somebody is interested.