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Mountain Lion was never released on disc so that is a no go. Lion was released on a USB stick drive but I don't think Mountain Lion was ever released that way.

Other than going to an Apple store, here's the only thing I can think suggest that should work. You will need a thumb drive (usb stick).

1. Find a friend or neighbor that has a Mac with OS X 10.6.8 or higher.
2. Launch the App store and log into your account.
3. Download Mountain Lion but do not complete the installation. You are going to transfer the file to the stick drive following these directions. The directions and software work for Mountain Lion as well.

Once the usb drive is created you can use it to complete the re-install on your Mac. Be ware that this process erases the contents of the stick drive if you go that route. Just noticed the directions mentioned burning a DVD so that should work as well if you have an external burner.

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