NO PARTITIONS IN DOS!!!
Use the CD from XP to start the installation process. Within the startup of the CD it will ask you how you want to install windows. At that point within the start up from the CD, you can choose what format you want, i.e. FAT16, FAT32, NTFS. I recommend NTFS. It is faster and uses most of you physical harddisk.
So, you haven't done this in awhile because using DOS to format a harddrive disappeared when Windows 95 came out.
P.S. After formatting in DOS by boot-up disk will not allow Windows to add a driver for the HDD that is over (God, I can't remember exactly but something like) 850MB. Therefore, when you start to install Windows it can't find a harddrive.
Soyo Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition powered by a P4 3.06GHz w/HT @ 533FSB
ATI Radeon X800Pro 256DDR <---Yeah!!! I finally got it!!!
1024MB PC3200, Creative Audigy LS, 2 x 40GB = 80GB RAID 0
Windows XP Pro, DOOM 3, CS, UT2004, BF1942 RtoR, CNC Generals
Finished Half-Life 2!!!!!!!!!!