Long story short, my computer is barely functioning right now. It runs too slowly to be of any practical use, it crashes frequently, and I really havent used it as my primary computer since august. All it can do is play music (no videos) and burn cds.
I tried defragging it, nothing. I tried running ad aware and the damn program wouldnt finish running, i even left it overnight and the damn thing just sat there, frozen. I was about to reinstall windows, but I got a message saying something to the effect of "the windows xp version on this cd is an earlier version than the one runnign on this computer" and recommended that i not do it.
Heres my question: I have all files that are important to me backed up on another computer in the house (using the wireless network.) Is there any reason NOT to reformat my computer and start over? I realize thats an extreme measure but as it is its not really doing any good now.