I have a hp dv5000 notebook, it came with xp media ctr, no restore disks(a seperate partition for restoration) The system crashed, my freind rebooted me with xp pro, since the computer has been very slow (like its using all its resources for unkown crap and theres nothing left for the applications) I took it to a pc shop, they looked it over and said the OS needs to be restored to original for it to operate properly. I was told to contact HP for a recovery disk and they should send it to me. HP gave me the runaround, so I contacted microsoft. the girl at microsoft told me to find someone with a similar notebook and xp media ctr, have them copy the d:/ drive (recovery drive partition) and use my key to restore. she said itll work as long as the notebooks are the same model and os. Can anyone help with the recovery files for this notebook?