or format and install xp?
some win98/ME drivers wont work with xp, why you need to format b4 install. When xp asks for previous v during install, slip in the old disk win98/me.
I have a Memorex DVD/CD recorder which worked fine until I upgraded my operating system from Win ME to XP. Now the DVD/CD burner will only recognize DVD's not cd's. I checked and I have the latest firmware installed.
I am also posting this in the XP forum.