Hello everyone, Iv'e turned to this website before for previous trouble with my older desktop at home. This is a Dell Dimension desktop with Windows XP installed. The problem with dell back in the day (we bought this computer in 05), they never give you the XP disks, nor a backup disk. I just want to reinstall windows from the start up menu and restore it to factory settings. I have already contacted Dell and they told me i had to spend some money on a backup disk, so im not going to go down that route. Im seeking information on how to reformat without a disk. I know this isnt recommended as you lose everything, but i have everythign i need on my flash drive (pictures and important documents) So i guess im asking what is the process i need to go through to re-install XP to its original form on this ancient Dell Dimension desktop.