Greetings to everyone. I'm trying to re-install Windows XP from a recovery partition. I used to have Windows XP installed and when initially booting up it would have an option to press F11 to do a system recovery. Long story short, I don't have the XP installed anymore but I still do have the recovery partition backed up on a flash drive and I no longer have that F11 option which would just make things so easy, sorry. This is for an eMachine T5026. Is there a way to make that recovery partition into a bootable cd/dvd to install Windows XP? If not then, is there a way to just boot from it from the partition? eMachine's doesn't encourage users upgrading their systems, which is how I ended up with this issue. Buying the recovery disks from eMachine's will be a last restort, so I'm trying to figure out all the possibilities before I do that. Also, I can't seem to be able to make the recovery partition active so I can boot from it so I'm out of ideas. I did before but it got stuck in a loop mode trying to restore itself each and every time. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.