Ok here is the SITREP:
I have replaced the HDD with a SSD, and adapter with a Kingston 120Gb with a Toughtech IDE/SATA adapter cable. That is only modifications done, besides increasing the RAM to the max.
So here is the problem I have been facing. I need to slipstream the drivers into the recovery disks so it will recognize the HD, however I cannot get any program to see the ISO to open it. I have attempted to use a XP Pro SP3 recovery disk, it allows me to format/partition and such, but it will not allow me to install XP. I have tried the F6 option, however there are no options for drivers. I found the drivers to add, however I have no way to access the ISO image to add them since they are in a 3 disk set. I even attempted to use a USB install and it failed as well.
Now my options I can see at this point are these:
1. Find a single DVD restore ISO and slipstream the drivers in. I have found this http://www.toughbookrescue.com/toughbook-cf-29.html
, however I am not sure that it is a single DVD version or if it is a 3 CD set.
2. Find a way to combined the recovery disks I have into one DVD, if this is possible does anyone know where I can find the software and instructions at?
This is driving me up the wall at this point lol.
Thanks in advance