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Toshiba spa 40 model No psa45e-0184h-en corrupt hard drive

I want to wipe the hard drive completely and reload my windows xp disk the original boot disk is damaged, its quit old ,can i make a new boot disk or do i have to buy one when i enter the model on the toshiba web site it cant be found and so far know one has been able to anwser this question
system is intel(r) celeron(r) CPU 2.80GHz 2.79GHz 240MB of RAM SHOULD BE RUNNING WINDOWS XP HOME I THINK MY DAUGHTERS EX BOYFRIEND HAS MESSED ABOUT WITH IT WOULD SEEM HE HAS LOADED XP PRO BUT MICROSOFT WOUNT VALIDATE IT I HAVE THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT CODE AND WANT TO RESTORE IT TO DAY 1

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