"At this point i have a clean install with no drivers installed"
Seems proper to me. Why not finish this install?
A strange problem, I have upgraded my PC to Q6600 Quad core, Gigabyte p35-ds3 M/B, Gigabyte 8800gts 320mg Video card, 2gb DDR2 800 ram. then I reinstalled XP with SP2. At this point i have a clean install with no drivers installed. XP cannot load the default Luna theme, it says that the service is off, so i restart the service hit apply and ok and it then loads. it makes no difference wheather i install all the drivers or not but when i restart XP starts in classic theme and other services are also stopped. for example the internet service, if i start it, then after a reboot it stops again. i have set both the internet and themes services to auto but it makes no difference.
please help, its driving me crazy.