Well, I was right about the drive letter change. I went back in and deleted all the windows partitions and formatted a new C and it installed.
Problem i'm having now is kinda screwing with me though. I think i know the solution just how to get to it is the frustrating part. Some of my motherboard drivers are missing. The SM bus controller. an Unknown device and my video card. Here's where it gets a lil weird.
With windows generic "just so you can see something" drivers on the video i get a range of selections on the resolution/color settings. When i install the real drivers for my 8600 gt *from nvidia or evga version* after reboot all i can get is 800x600 with 4 count em 4 colors.
So i'm thinking that maybe it has something to do with the fact that some of my mainboard drivers are not there. problem is that the emachine people slapped vista in this machine and they only will give drivers for vista. W3609 is the model btw So I go to intel's site and they don't have anything on my board. Sticker says D945GCLG2 there's a GCL and a GCLF2 so i tried the DL for that one, both the same package, and it freezes and "installer has encountered a problem and needs to close" probably 10 attempts on 3 downloads.
I'm kinda at a loss here. Not real sure where to go with this...
Nailed it. Simplest solution almost always the last one i try but usually is right. Upgraded to SP2 and it accepted the video drivers. Still don't have drivers for my SM bus, but i don't know what it is so i'm not going to worry about it.
Edited by smurfgod, 03 December 2008 - 11:09 AM.