A few months back there was a deal at CPW for a £180 Compaq 110c netbook which came with XP. I bought one for my brother that's gone wrong and needed a rebuilt however despite this being a very easy task normally this machine is proving somewhat troublesome.
As far as I can tell the official method is to copy an image off the machine when new, there doesn't appear to be any preinstalled image to restore from - my brother never made this image. I've tried booting it from an oem xp Home CD but it can't find the sata drivers and the very simple bios doesn't seem to allow the machine to be switched to a legacy interface mode. I tried slipstreaming the disc with sata drivers which worked fine for installing XP however while the install completed for some reason numerous file copies failed leading to rather a bare install.
Although the CD appears fine I'm going to try slipstreaming again but was wondering as this was a popular deal here if there's a better and more hassle-free way to build this machine with XP.