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Reinstalling XP using recovery disc

I have a gateway note book i want to reset back to factory settings and do a clean install. when the recovery is running it tops at bout 3% saying it can not recover a file and gives me the choice to retry or abort i hit retry and it happens again how can i get beyond this point and complete clean install
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    How can I get a new recovery disc 

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Ur recovery cd has been damged thats y this earro is comeing

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    sandip panchal Jul 30, 2008

    can u give me the model no of your laptop & s/n & p/n is behind your laptop

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