It depends if the second hard drive is infected or not.
In most situations, the second hard drive won't contain anything having to do with the operating system - so any infections on it are easy to deal with.
I'd suggest wiping the hard drive and installing Windows there.
Ensure that Windows is fully updated, then download and install an antivirus program.
Update the antivirus program and scan the entire computer. Since it's a new install of XP, there should be no malware on the C: drive - and the scan will tell you if there's any infected files on the other drive. If it does find infected files, have the antivirus delete them.
Then reboot and scan one more time. If all is well, this second scan will come up clean.
PS - to minimize the chances of getting infected while setting up, disconnect the internet cable from the system when you're not actually using the web (until this procedure is finished).
Edited by usasma, 29 November 2008 - 09:50 AM.
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