Re prev posts .
I am now formatting drive NTFS . partitioning. 3
Clean XP install on C drive . Programs on D drive .
Doule check for latest hardware drivers and bios . ( where latest as of 16 sept)
Install bug fixes security updates , SP 1 or whatever .
Install all programs .
If win XP has a problem that SFC can not fix then an upgrade or repair installation will not damage program files ?.
Anything else i should do for the ideal set up