Nobody is getting that maino is talking about a restor cd not a boot disc or a xp install cd.
From dell itself :
The instructions in this document may include using the Operating System, Drivers and Utilities, or Tools CDs that were previously shipped with system orders. Dell no longer ships these items with every system order.
To return your system to the original factory configuration, you can do the following:
You can use Dell PC Restore if you need to reinstall your operating system, drivers, and Dell-installed software.
It is found here : http://support.dell.com/support/topi...ent?dn=1090152
So you would not actually format it but use the restore cd to put it back to factory state.
Hope that helps.