bad dvd reader? it could be the problem also try using a windows 95 disk to format his HDD 1st then reformat it with XP, or try using a different type dvd reader eg IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE
Originally Posted by logan
What kind of error does he get (if any)?, there are certain issues with SP1 of XP, where it wont install if the board has a PCI-E slot, I've had that happen to me before.
In BIOS does everything show up, and is it all working there?
Originally Posted by playboysmoov
Check to see if the SATA mode is switched from AHCI to IDE mode. I know you said you're using and IDE drive, but check it anyway. I had a problem with the last build I did for some with the AMD 780G chipset and XP.
It was driving me bonkers...I wiped the drive with some HDD Tool and did it that way and it worked. Really pissed me off for like two days trying figuring it out.
Ill keep doing some research...could also be a bad board too