Reformat or use recovery disc?
by lepianist - 5/9/09 5:54 PM
I'm having a problem with my Compaq Presario v3000 laptop. 3 months ago, my laptop's screen started getting red pixels on it and so it is just now, 3 months later that i had the money to have it fixed.
after it was fixed, it seems that all my programs got erased and my operating system (windows XP) was gone too. the laptop was off the whole 3 months...what could have happened?
1) is it possible for me to install windows XP on my laptop without the cd-rom because the cd-rom (my xp os cd-rom got lost)? because i have the sticker indicating the product key of the original XP os that i had running...
2)do the recovery discs of the Compaq Presario v3000 include the operating system and drives needed to operate my laptop again?
3) how do i use these recovery discs i have with me? what do i do?
4)QUESTION RELATED TO #2: if the recovery disc includes my operating system and drives, can i reformat laptop using this? if yes, is it hard to reformat?