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>"Ted Fraser" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I've been told Windows XP does not require a boot disc
or a rescue disk.
>> this the case?
>The CD is bootable and has all the tools needed to
reformat etc etc.
>Of course, if you purchased a new computer the
manufacturers no longer provide the CD; in fact some of
the "big names" provide almost nothing (no CD's and no
manuals; not even a list of the pre-loaded programs) as
they try to boost profits and expect the buyers to spend
many hours reading "help" files. In these cases, a boot
disc may be needed.