Re: Reformating - not sure what to do?
Are you working with SATA hard drives or IDE hard drives?
The VIA RAID drivers the other guy is talking about probably pertains to SATA hard drives he has installed. In order to load XP on a SATA drive, there are drivers that need to be installed first. When booting from XP cd ... as soon as the blue screen comes up, it will ask you if you have third party drivers to install ... and if you do ... press F6. If working with SATA drives ... then you would do this step.
If you are working with SATA drives ... let us know and we'll walk you through getting the drivers installed. If not (using IDE instead) ... dont sweat it.
As to your original question, loading XP on the 200 gb won't affect your 80 gb hard drive ... as long as you dont do anything to it in the partitioning phase of your XP installation. You'll come to a screen that lists your hard drives and their partitions. As long as you know which is which, delete and reformat only the 200 gb, your 80 gb will remain untouched.