agreed, zero fill is not needed. XP cd will fdisk, format and reload for you. Just tell it to do a fresh install instead of a fix/reinstall it should ask what partition to delete chose it, delete it and recreate it.
If you argue with an idiot he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
I am not a fast writer.
I am not a slow writer.
I am a half-fast writer.