[QUOTE=aaron14;2105875]ok, i have the cd,
but whats the operative system?[/QUOTE]
If you’re not familiar with the concept of an Operating System (OS) you might want to ask a friend or someone with a bit more experience of computers for some help. An OS is the software that enables your computer to connect with all the different bits of hardware and run applications such as Word, Firefox etc. it’ll probably be Windows XP or Windows Vista etc.
If you have “System Restore” disks then all you have to do is put the first disk in the cd/dvd drive and reboot the computer; the computer should then boot off the Disk and you just follow the prompts on the screen.
If you have a full XP or Vista install disk then I would definitely get some help with re-installing the OS.
Both of these methods will totally wipe the content of the hard-drive on your computer so you should make sure that you have backups of any important files o settings that you might need e.g. any emails, photos, anything in My Documents that you want to keep.