That's quite unfortunate.
There's a way to create a Windows XP installation CD from a working Windows XP installation, but it's a bit complicated and you need to have the i386 folder.
See this tutorial here :
I'll be sure to check that out when I get the chance, thanks!
I don't believe that is a recovery partition marked as "new volumne". Its to big. My experiance is that they are marked something,
And besides, you won't be able to acces it through "my computer". Its protected so it does not get corrupt by people deleting/ installing stuff there.
Try again with the restore.
Reboot the laptop and hold the control key and continue tapping the F11 key. You have to hit the sequence just right.
My feeling is that there is no recovery partition. You also have a "unallocated" partition so that tells me that someone has been messing with the partitions.
I would also like you to take a look in device manager for any unknown devices. they will have red or yellow marks on them.
to get to device manager: right click on my computer and choose manage. click and open device manager.
Take a screen shot and post it here.
I tried ctrl + F11 again, but now nothing happens when I press it. Here is a screenshot of my device manager.