A friend thought she was in her picture folder deleting unwanted digital photos but it turns out she was in root dir of 'C:' and deleted some necessary files and folders needed to boot into Windows. I have pressed F8 and get prompted to put in restore CD but unfortunately she has misplaced it and can't find it. The laptop has the sticker with Windows XP product key- I would think it was loaded with an OEM version of XP and the product key on the sticker was used. Does anyone know how I can reload Win XP and use the product key on the sticker? There is nothing else wrong with Laptop I have booted from CD with Linux and tested it all out. I am not sure what she did during delete but she corrupted the formatting of the hard drive but it reformatted OK.