Since I've purchased my first MAC and have no intentions of using my PC again I would like to completely wipe it to give to my mother. Even though this is a mac forum I know there is some out there who have just as much knowledge on a PC It is a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S311 running Windows XP Home Edition. I don't have the boot CDs with me... they are out of town and i'm not planning on making a trip just to get the CDs, so I was hoping there was some sort of hidden recovery partition or something. I've tried booting to the BIOS but there is not an option to restore to original setting or anything like that - at least from what I saw. I read something about holding down 0 (zero) at startup but I don't think that option is compatible with my model - i tired this anyways but nothing happened. Anyone know how this can be done without the boot disk? Thanks in advance!