So I want to reformat my HD, but it doenst seem to work. The first thing I did was to put the XP cd in and reformat it from there, unfortunately I couldnt becuase a message popped up saying I couldnt do it because the version I had was more advanced that the one on the CD. My friend said that it was because I updated Xp and stuff and said I could still reformat because at the end it would automatically install updates. So he said I had to restart the computer and boot from disk.
Unfortuantely, I cant 'boot from disc' so I went back to my friend and he told me I had to change my BIOS settings. So thats exactly what I did. I arranged which devises I wanted to start first and stuff so I made it so the 2nd CD thingy could be first. (The top CD drive doesnt read CD's for some reason, so the 2nd one is my last resort.) I restarted again but, before XP started up, there was not a message to 'Boot from disk'. So now, I dont know what to do. My friend cant help me without actually being here with my physically, but I live 40 miles away, and he doesnt want to travel that far, therefore I dont know what I should try next.
If anyone can help me, then I would be grateful.