Since no make or model we have to give GENERIC or EXAMPLE answers.
1. Generic XP Install -> http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallXPHome/installxphome1.htm
2. Installing all 10 driver packages after step 1 -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?forumID=69&threadID=271360&messageID=2699006#2699006
3. Forget 1 and 2 and try http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=forgot+linux+password
My son forgot the password on his laptop (Linux format) so now we want to reformat the computer with XP Home. What steps do I need to follow to make this happen. Lou firstname.lastname@example.org