Can i use a recovery CD

  Ade_1 16:22 18 Oct 2005

when reformatting my computer? if not will i need a full installation disc - i am just wiping the hard drive as previously explained in a previous post (WIN XP already on comptuer and WIN XP on the recovery CD)

  Ade_1 16:23 18 Oct 2005

i am going out now and cannot reply to anyone ill be back soon - but i appriciate any help given and ill read when i return Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:36 18 Oct 2005

That depends on exactly what you mean by recovery disc.

Most recovery discs rest the PC to the same state as the day you bought it, by reinstalling XP and pre installed software from a hidden partion on the hard drive.

Some companies also provide a full copy of XP on a CD so yu can install XP without any other software.

  Ade_1 19:05 18 Oct 2005

Fruit - i think thast what my recovery CD is - where it resets it to the the same state as what i first got it...

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