I have a Dell Inspiron -WinXP.
I had removed the Partition with dell files in it that came with it -to be used for System Restore long bk.
Now my system has crashed totally. & I can't do system restore. (Cant even login to safe mode).
But I can see my hard drive contents thru' Ubuntu Linux CD.
If I manually create a partition , and copy the contents in the partition drive from my friend's similar system, will that help in doing system restore ?
I'm stuck , because I dont have any restoration/installtion CDs. & I'm out of warranty.
If I can get hold of someone else's winXP installation CD, Can I use that legally to enter my Key from the sticker & do a fresh installation ?