Yo guys. I recently updated my bios. Now when i come to re-install the windows xp home edition i cant. I have the operating system compressed in a hidden partition on my hard drive. The recovery cd checks the bios for a certain BIOS-LOCK string if its not the same as the one on CD then the process halts. Is there neway i can uncompress this partition and unhide it then copy it to a DVD-ROM, so i cud install it from there. Then i wudnt have to use the Recovery OEM CD to check the BIOS before proceeding. Thanks for all suggestions and help.