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