It's Alive! It's Alive!
Finally, after much aggravation, my new MacBook is alive and well (and also running Windows XP). I was having an issue with my Boot Camp partition not showing up during the Windows install. Turns out my XP disc was too old and didn’t include SP2. Thanks to the instructions on this site, I was able to slipstream it. The install went perfectly after that. Hooray for my new Mac. I loves it.