I picked up a H/P a807 that originally came with XP home and the last user put xp pro on it and it's messed up and has personal data on it. I wanted to get back to the original setup so I can give it to someone in need. I can see the H: recovery section of the hhd, but I cannot get to it. I've read and attempted almost everything I could find on the web to get it to do a destructive rebuild, but so far nothin I've attempted has worked. I have tried the F10 and looking at the files there are no H/P tools to select to get the thing to try and get back to the H: drive. If I go to the disc manager it shows the drive, but its grayed out and I can't make it active to get the F10 to work. The disc manager show the partition as 0 and says its good. I read on one site that possible that the mbr was over written when xp pro was installed and that's why I can't get it to recovery the original data off the H: recovery drive. I found one guy who had a program line from an H/P that stated something H:\ininstall\system32 I can't remember now the info at home and I'm at work. I tried that and it showed some dll files missing and other that I can't remember. I'm at my wits end maybe I'm just silly, but I'd really like to get this back to original, the data appears to be there I just can't get to it. I don't know if there is a boot cd I can down load that will force it to open the H: drive files, thanks so much, sorry about the long posting!!