It surely will be a cold day before you get a response from ECS. They sell product and are not in the business of training people to build their own box. ECS provided driver versions are irrelevant at this point, XP should have all the drivers necessary to get the machine to boot, after which you can load the SIS driversâ€¦.
Looks to me like DiiZzY has it right!
Boot the machine to your XP CD.
In the setup process, delete all existing partitions.
Create (1) partition (10) Gig or so.
Format partition with NTFS.
XP will copy files to the HD and reboot. (Remove CD prior to reboot)
Now that the CD is removed the only boot device available will be the Hardrive.
The box should boot to the HD and proceed with the install. (It will prompt you to insert the CD when necessary).
Upon completion it will reboot again to finalize the installation (Remove CD again before reboot)
XP will boot and take you through a little cutesy stuff, welcome you to Windows, and life is goodâ€¦At that point, insert the driver disk that came with the MB and follow the prompts. After loading drivers and rebooting, go to Control Panel (Adminstrative Tools) and create your other partions. I would recommend create primary partitions rather than extended so you could load applications on one, store data on another, and if you have any reason in the future to reload XP you could format C and do a clean install without risking any data.
If you follow this step by step and the machine doesnâ€™t complete the install and boot correctly, you have one of (3) problems:
1) You didnâ€™t follow these steps
2) You have a problem with the board (unlikely)
3) Hardrive problem. Replace driveâ€¦â€¦.