Format hard drive which contains OS

  Throbber 19:33 30 Jan 2009

I have an elderly PC which is dead slow. XP pro, SP3. I would like to clean install XP, but can't format the hard drive. Have tried loading my XP disc, but get error message that current OS is newer than that on disc, so won't install. Is there any way round this?

  citadel 19:37 30 Jan 2009

I wiped the drive with killdisk then installed xp from the disc.

  Stuartli 19:46 30 Jan 2009

Try speeding up the system by other methods:

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  Poitier 14:27 01 Feb 2009

The error message that you report is consistant with the message that you see if you attempt to do a repair by pressing 'R' instead of 'ESC'to contiue with the installation. .I have seen it on an old Mesh PC.

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