Originally posted by Law
Check BIOS to see the boot order and make sure the cd drive boots first than the harddrive. Also I'm not understanding you clearly are you saying you already install xp but on a 6gb partition and you want the rest of it merge together without reformating? You can use disk manager to create a partition like an extended logical partition but you would need a third party software like partition magic to merge them. However you can use the other space to store data also as long as it logical and not primary(else if not configure right xp will not see it).
Heres a link, hope it helps.
Alright, this is what I think happened. When I first instaled windows, I set only 1 partition (meant to make it 60gb, but missed a zero and got 6gb). SO as of now when I enter My Computer, all that shows up is the single 6gb C: and nothing else, so what i need to do is eaither partition the rest, or uninstall windows completely and start from scratch