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Need to reformat/restore laptop but no recory CD or program


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anoop1234

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Hello,

My laptop has been VERY slow and has a lot of junk on it since many people have used it besides me and saved too many things on it. It also turns off randomly when it becomes overwhelmed (which doesnt take a lot). It heats up a lot and then turns off when it gets too hot. I would just like to restore it to its factory settings or reformat it or whatever to get it back to the way it was. I dont want to restore it to its last previous state but would rather just clean off the whole system. The problem is...I dont have the recovery CD's or the XP home CD. The restore program that I have on the laptop asks for the recovery CD's so I cant get that to work. Is there any way I can restore my laptop? Any help will be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance!
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Drexxor

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The best solution is to format your computer, but you don't have the cd -_-..
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What brand is your computer. It might have a hidden partition to reinstall.
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It is a Packard Bell Easynote

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name NAMAN
System Manufacturer Packard Bell NEC
System Model 00000000000000000000000
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~3060 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Insyde Software Version 4.00, 9/2/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name NAMAN\Namz007
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 33.05 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 345.55 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Please let me know what I can do.

I just tried using my roommate's recovery/XP CD and it seems to have loaded...and it goes into this blue screen that says Windows Setup...can I use this to get my own system restore program on my laptop to work (which asks for the recovery CD to be installed). Can I reinstall windows xp with my roommate's cd and just put in my product key? What are the steps to do that? Thank you very much for all your help!
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The answer to your question is maby. Depending on what type of recovery cd your roommate has and what brand his computer is.
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