I've been reading through this thread: http://www.geekstogo...Off-t15771.html as I have a Dell computer and this is exactly what has happened to me.
Of the CDs I received with my laptop, I have one which is labelled 'Operating System... Reinstallation CD Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2'. It also says 'The software is already installed on your computer. Only use this CD to reinstall the operating system on a Dell computer.'
Is this the CD I need to repair my OS as described in the above post? If not, how do I get hold of a recovery CD?