Gah, can't restore XP from the recovery partitionWatch
I didn't make a backup cd for the recovery partition. The problem is I've advertised the laptop as "comes with xp recovery on a partition". I can format the whole drive and I should be able to install XP, but the HP drivers are not included (though you could easily download them) and there's no way the buyer can reinstall to factory condition..
edit: just seen you posted at 3am, if you've been trying all night I feel your pain - this also makes me nostalgic
D:\miniNT\System32\MBRInst.exe /ini D:\miniNT\System32\MBR.ini /r /q
All sorted now.