don't use the work cd, call dell and request an install cd for your system. You may think that the license key hasnt been used but alot of it departments, including the one i work for, add the license key on the bottom of computer purchased laptops and desktops to our internal respository. this could get you in some serious trouble. I would say go ahead and try it, but the problem lies in the fact that dell uses volume licensing on those discs, which in turn doesnt require you to input a cd-key or license key to the install process. If your company purchased multiple laptops from dell, its possible they used your companies licensing code to install windows and included it in the recovery cd for ease of use for the company. Best bet call dell they will ask oyu information about the mini, and tell them the recovery partition is corrupt they will send a system specific cd and a driver recovery disc in the mail to you.