Windows XP reformatting cd. Where do I find one??
So I figured I'd post my first foo thread with something i really need. Since my laptop committed suicide again, and won't let me start it up in any way in any mode, i figure i'd just reformat it again. i lost my Windows XP cd (the one computers just come with to reformat it) since the last reformat in January, and the place i got it before (the IT desk at my school) no longer has a way of getting them. so how in the hell do i get this thing?? it seems i could get ahold of a nuclear warhead easier than i can get one of these.
Called Microsoft and they told me to talk to the computer manufacturer. Okay. Called Dell and they are the worst company ive ever had to deal with for anything. hung up on twice after wandering around the ridiculous automated directory, each time around the 8 minute mark. they want to charge me $159 just to talk to a technician since my computer's out of date.
So can anyone here help me?? a way to get one?? send me an old/extra one?? maybe by providing me with the service tag of a dell computer still under warranty so i can penetrate their iron-clad wall of defense which keeps me from in any way talking to a human being. The cd is just he one i can boot my computer from to totally wipe out everything and start from scratch to get rid of whatever killed my computer. Thanks for the help. and sorry, i just hate things like this....