Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 896526 contains the following summary:

This article is Part 1 of the Reinstalling Windows XP Home guide. This part introduces this topic.

To view the other topics of the Reinstalling Windows XP Home guide, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are listed in the "References" section.

The Reinstalling Windows XP Home guide includes the following topics:

Part 1:  Introduction
Part 2:  Preparing Windows XP for reinstallation
Part 3:  Creating partitions
Part 4:  Installing Windows
Part 5:  Post-installing devices
Part 6:  Configuring the work environment
Part 7:  Running Windows Update