Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:38 AM
Sounds like you downloaded a boot disk image file. You need to run the exe from the hard drive on your XP machine and have a blank floppy disk ready to insert into your drive. The program should prompt you to insert a floppy for the "target" and will then write the image to the floppy. You don't need to format the floppy first but be aware that any data you have on the floppy will be overwritten.
To Err is human; to really foul things up requires a Bleeping Computer!