Fujitsu Siemens Laptop Recovery.
Im trying to fix a work colleagues old fujitsu Amilo a1650 which is appearing with an error message on boot that the system file in Sys32 is lost or damaged. Normally I would just put in the recovery disk and fix it but the person im trying to fix it for has lost the disk. There is no recovery partition and I am unable to boot in safe mode. I have removed the HDD and hooked it up to my USB to IDE adaptor and backed up all of the files on it. I have then contacted Fujitsu Siemens to request an OEM XP recovery disk but they no longer provide them for this range of laptops due to its age and have recommended I get a 3rd party copy of XP. Am I correct in thinking that you cannot use an OEM license key on a retail version for a reinstall? but will you need a product key just for a repair of the OS? Or is there anywhere I can download an ISO OEM Copy? I dont think he will want to shell out for a new copy of XP due to the age of the machine. Would appreciate any guidance