Originally Posted by jhwee
Is it okay to boot off of a WinXP Pro CD and just format and convert to NTFS right off the bat?
Boot to the CD installation, then delete all the partitions you see there, then recreate one single NTFS partition and format it. Then install XP as normal. The drivers for the hardware are supplied on the first recovery cd (if doing a fresh XP install, just insert the recovery cd once you've got XP up and running, it will show you a local webpage with links to the individual driver installers located on the CD)
I hope that helps