Well, I read al of the advice and was a little disapointed that most of what I read didn't work.
The "six" disks that Microsoft wants you to make are nothing more than disks that allow the CD to function so you can install Windows-XP. The "boot disk" that you can make by going to My Computer and right clicking on the "floppy" icon and making a "MS-DOS Start Up Disk" will in deed get you to the so called DOS prompt but you will have no access to anything of use...
If you want to format your drive when XP is installed, please try the following:
Set your BIOS to boot to the CD-Rom or hold down the "F8" key to access the system. Perform the following.
1. Start Computer booting from CD
2. Choose Recovery Console (R)
3. At the dos prompt type: "format C:" (without the quotes)
4. If it asks for the "Administrator Pass Word", Type it in if you have one or just hit "Enter" to continue. If you use a password...
Remember it. "WRITE IT DONE AND PUT IT IN A SAFE PLACE!"
5. Commands that you can use, format (drive)/ Q (quick) FS/ (File system fat/ntsf)
This may work and then again it may not. If it doesn't, please feel free to contact me.