My girlfriends laptop is getting very sluggish, and I am considering going for a fresh reinstall of the OS (XP Home). However, the machine didnt come with any CD media, and I guess this is on a hidden partition called RECOVERY (see screenie). This doesnt show as a partition, so cannot be accessed via My Computer or the run prompt. Also a right-click in Disk Management only gives me a Help option, so I cant change the drive letter to something more accessable. Question is, does anyone know how I can get access to this partition to get hold of the XP Home installation files which I guess are in there?