You seem to be wanting to do something different than the op of this thread so I would start a new topic with a different title to avoid confusion. Also, if you are wanting to just wipe the drive and start over, does it really matter what programs are on it now? They won't be there after you wipe it clean but if it does, just try the programs suggested above.
I hate to ask before you start your own topic but I am going to as I never did see an answer from you to this question when I asked a while back and it will make a difference on how you can proceed. Is your copy of XP a full version or an upgrade version? You can answer this when you start your own thread by just elaborating when you state that you have an XP disk by stating it is an XP Upgrade disk or XP full version disk.
Also, when you do make your own thread, give a little background about the computer, like, is it that laptop that had the broken screen or your old computer from your mother-in-law that we were working on before, or a totally different one, and if you are wanting to save anything that is on this computer.
If you are just wanting to format and start over it might be better to start that thread in the XP forum to get directions on how to do that.
Edited by Stang777, 01 May 2009 - 06:31 AM.