want to format HDD don't have OS CD

Acer Travelmate 2420 notebook
January 16, 2011 at 15:14:12
Specs: Windows XP, Intel celeron 1.6
I have a laptop which I want to pass on to another person. I want to wipe the HDD but I don't have a copy of the OS on CD. I do have a back up CD made when the laptop was new. What should I do?

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January 16, 2011 at 15:16:19
Use the backup disk to do a factory restoration.

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January 16, 2011 at 15:38:48
How do I do that ?

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January 16, 2011 at 17:04:11
Not being as clairvoyant as I used to be, I am unable to detect the nature of this "backup CD" you made, for what brand laptop, etc.

Maybe, for starters, you could slip that CD in and find out what is on it.

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January 17, 2011 at 14:47:22
Thank you i will try that. I did computer hard ware a very long time ago and haven't continued with any of it so it is good to have a go again now. I am from way back at windows 98.

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