[QUOTE=Arachne;2089319]Welcome to the forum
I would say, at a guess (I never came across it before either), that certain files weren’t copied over properly (or at all) from the XP CD.
Got another CD drive or disc you can try?
And no, with your IDE drive, you don’t need any drivers at F6 :)[/QUOTE]
Woohoo! You were right! I swapped out the CD drive for a Plextor I had stored away and XP installed flawlessly.
Thank you so much.