But today Microsoft has not provided such. And the install steps vary widely depending on your machine.
For instance with under 127GB drives on the older Parallel ATA (PATA) drives this method might be used. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=install+xp&btnG=Google+Search (pick one.)
But with over 127GB drives you best have that XP SP1 or better yet XP SP2 CD.
-> What happens if you have a SATA drive? It gets harder. See links like http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=install+xp+on+SATA+drive
--> Even more fun if you have a SATA RAID drive. I won't go there.
i have a computer which i used webroots windows washer to erase the hard drive completely and it removed everything even the operating system. now wen i start the computer it goes to the black screen and says no operating system. I tried to use a Windows Xp installation disc but for some reason i cant boot it unless i get into the computer and into the desktop and start it from there in my computer. Can somebody help me or tell me how to fix this problem and install an operating system onto my current hard drive and reboot my computer using the xp disc. thank you