you could make your own XP installation CD if you got I386 folder on hard disk
read this and it works very well you can also go a step up
and slip stream SP2 in the Cd then you will have an up to date Cd with windows wireless support.
just follow instruction carefully it is much easier than it reads.
when you activate a dialog box will pop up asking you to enter the product key on the side of your Machine
it is important that you should leave the name of machine and owner as default
ie what they have entered in .sif file (setuptext.sif) for activation .
and activation goes OK
also if you just want to copy or clone your hard disk buy an external Maxtor or Seagate hard disk
and they got Seagate tools for windows free(or maxblast) it is basically Acronis 10 and will only work if you got at least 1
Maxtor or seagate HDD in your system.
during installation it allows you to make a bootable Cd for recovery.
Bart got instruction how to make bootable installation Windows CD when you got i386 folder only some were on your computer.
This post has been edited by ben_mott: 12 April 2009 - 02:55 PM