Run Recovery Console w/o XP disc?
I have a Toshiba laptop, and rather than include a real Windows XP disc with the system, they gave me a System Restore DVD, which will automatically reformat my HD and revert my PC to how it came out of the factory.
Unfortunately, the Recovery Console is not accessible from the recovery DVD, and I can't get a real XP disc from Toshiba or Microsoft. I can't use a boot floppy because, being a newer laptop, it doesn't include a floppy drive.
So, what I'm looking for is a legal way to boot the Recovery Console from a CD. I recently had to fix my MBR, and since I can't use the recovery console with my disc I had to gank my neighbor's XP disc and use that. I'd like to be able to burn my own CD and boot the Recovery Console from that, but I don't know how to do that short of pirating XP, which I don't really want to do except as a last resort.