Re: Reformating without installing windows???
i believe what happened is you now have some files on your boot drive that asks which windows you want to run and you simply need to make sure hidden files can be viewed then find the menu that asks which windows to run.
as to what to do? i would simply delete it or rename it if you can. then you should boot right into xp without having to pick which windows. i don`t think it has anything to do with your second drive at this point.
i`m running 98 on c:drive and xp on d:drive and if i totally delete xp, ie: reformatting , i still get the menu asking xp or windows. the file on my computer is called boot.ini and it`s on c:drive. hope i read your problem right.
any method for formatting is ok, just not off the install disc.
on second thought don`t delete or rename that file but try editting with notepad.