the fourth f6 choice was ICH8M-E
the message actually is:
INSERT INTEL RAPID STORE TECHNOLOGY DRIVER IN DRIVE A.
Are you using the extracted files from STOR_all32_f6flpy_126.96.36.1994_PV.zip on a floppy disk (assuming you have 32 bit Win XP)? Have you reviewed what Intel say about the F6 installation process? The required inf should be there and you can find which one suits your chipset by reviewing the manual and specs for your board to determine which one applies.
thanks for the reply. a previous office mgr tossed the manual, CD -- even the windows license sticker. Ouch. If I open the case, what revision codes do Iook for?
I downloaded two different zip files supposedly containing what I need. They both contained 4 choices --- both different. I found a choice that allowed the format but not able to get past the 2nd prompt. Are you sayig I'm looking for an .INF file to put on the floppy?
You'll need to source a Win XP installation DVD complete with the number/code you need to install it first (if necessary as a retail purchase). You shouldn't need to open the case if you're sure you have the model of motherboard you've already mentioned. The blue text parts I provided above are links to the relevant bits you need (in the case of the drivers) and that you need to thoroughly reveiw (in the case of the F6 installation instructions) - just click your mouse on the blue text parts to go to the relevant bits.
Let us know if you're still stuck are reading the links carefully.