thanks Rich.....nice links. I downloaded the sata controller drivers from intel web site. I used the f6 and installed from a usb floppy drive. It installs the drives and copies the files ok. Then gets to the windows install next step....Setting Up Windows ......that's when the BSOD happens. It's a nightmare!
thanks Rich......have also tried a xp pro sp3 reinstallation disk but bsod at same point so dont think the cd version is the issue. I may see if the xp mode will give a workable solution but having a clean install of xp is the preferred choice. thanks