Recovery console is usually used to fix some problems when U can't boot.
Does the normal xp install not work? Any error messages? Freezes?
Do u want to repair install or clean install?
Here are some dos tutorials, but maybe U don't have to reinstall, maybe U can fix things with Recovery console, but I don't know what the exact problem is so :http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/tutorial-installing-xp-from-dos-s-guide.54139/http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307848