This is the issue with downgrading from Vista to XP - if you don't have the proper drivers it's just not gonna work.
I would suggest leaving the slipstreamed drivers out of the mix - they just complicate things within an already complicated process.
Here's a link to the eMachines page for your model: http://www.emachines.com/support/product_s...amp;model=T5224
You have a SATA hard drive. As such, with Windows XP, you'll have to load the SATA drivers for Windows XP when the Windows install screen prompts you to "Press F6 to install SCSI/RAID drivers". If you don't have a floppy drive, then you'll have to slipstream the SATA drivers (and only them) using this link: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/How-To--S...XP-installation
Download the SATA drivers from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21
Please read the "readme" included with both of the downloads so you'll see what you're getting into.
Once that's done, run the XP installation and it should progress without any issues. After that's done, you'll have to download the XP version of your network controller (to get on the web with that system) from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21
Once that's done, post back with the information on the unidentified devices in Device Manager and we'll work from there.
Edited by usasma, 15 May 2008 - 06:35 AM.
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