...Windows XP, do not reformat beforehand. Just boot up with the Windows XP CD and let setup do the formating.....
The DOS-like thing in XP is not DOS. I am not too sure what to accurately call it; but normally, it is called "Command Prompt". In fact, there are two of them - try Run>cmd and Run>command .
I'm afraid that I don't know what to do with this...
I've always formatted a HD by booting to DOS, and typing in "Format C:\ /s"
...Or something like that. This would wipe the drive, and keep the old, DOS system...so that I could reinstall Windows.
Since Windows XP seems not to have DOS (Or does it? I've heard it's really there, somewhere), how do I do this? Can someone explain?