, however when we tried to use it in safemode, we got a message that said "the version of windows xp on your system is newer than the version you are trying to install setup will not continue". One of my sons told me to go to Bootdisk.com and download a winxp bootdisk, then use it to re-format the hardrive on the laptop. He said i would then be able to install windows xp. I formatted the HD but now it will not read from the cd-rom it simply says "error loading operating system".
I have no clue as to what to do next, would someone please help.