I just rebuilt my desktop (using laptop to post) after a motherboard failure. Ended up with a new CPU, motherboard, and memory since my system was a 939 socket, which apparently the computer equivalent of the horse and buggy seeing that it is a whopping 4 years old!
My new system:
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (dual core, 3Ghz)
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (AM3 socket, DDR3)
Corsair XMS2 DDR3 1600 2x1GB
some old ATI graphics card (from previous build)
Antec case (from previous build)
I downloaded the drivers from Gigabyte's website and made a floppy.
When installing XP Pro 32bit, I go through the process, press F6 to install 3rd party drivers, press S, insert floppy, and install the driver for a 32 bit system.
Windows continues the install, but eventually gives the error:
setup cannot copy the file: ahcix86.inf
At this point I can retry, skip the file, or restart. retry and skip both fail, so I'm dead in the water.
Checked to make sure the file is on the floppy, it is. Downloaded it directly from Gigabyte's site, also tried downloading the entire drivers CD (~80MB) and pulled the right files out of that (in case Gigabyte had some bad files). This failed as well.
I tried putting the drivers CD in my laptop to pull the files off of it, but it starts auto installing and blue screens my laptop in just a few seconds. So, I couldn't access any of the files on the manufacturer's CD using my laptop.
Searched the forums and on the internet, but couldn't find anything help. Contacted Gigabyte's help, but have not received an answer yet.
Any thoughts? (please keep it simple, I'm a n00b with this sort of stuff, a friend built the original computer for me:P )