Hi De, It looks like HP = Compaq these days. Good idea on making a cd so one has a back up. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble | Hey Barb | You might want to check the Compaq site to see if, the cd that you did | not get with you new computer is on a hidden partition on your hard drive. I | know that HP computers are doing that now, maybe Compaq is too. If you goof | up your computer then it recovers itself from the hidden partition. It is a | neat idea, (because people loose their recovery disks) however if your hard | drive crashes the idea is not good. If your XP is on that hidden partition | then you can burn your own CD. | HTH | De | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.