I'm assuming this is a new and second hard disk that you're going to install? Is the C drive already installed?
The link below should help:
Windows XP Home Fresh CD Install on a New Hard Drive
Hope this helps.
i have 80 gig d drive and want to partition it to put win xp w/sp1 on it. how do i do this? have never done it before. is there anyone out there who would be able to help me or point me in the right direction?