|If you have the CD that came with the mboard, all the drivers for those things Windows did not find the drivers for that are producing the yellow balloons with the ? on them beside devices in Device Manager that are built into the mboard are on the CD, and can be installed from that CD. If you don't have the mboard CD, you can go to the Gigabyte web site and look up the downloads for your model, and download all that apply and install them.|
You need at least the drivers for the network adapter on the mboard if it's built into the mboard, or the drivers for a network adapter on a card in a slot if that's what you're using, in order to connect to the internet; if you don't have the mboard CD, you could download just that on another computer and copy it to a flash drive, then use that flash drive on your own computer and copy it to your computer and then run the installation. As soon as your network adapter isworking, sooner or later you will be asked to Activate Windows, or you can select that in your Programs list - do that - usually that works fine when you choose to do that over the internet. You DO NOT have to register Windows. Doing that usually automatically finds the settings your computer needs to connect to the internet. (If it doesn't, you won't be able to Activate Windows, and you will have to do some additional steps.)
Then, if you like, you can then download the other drivers you need from the Gigabyte web site, rather than having to download those on another computer and having to transfer them all to your own computer by means of a flash drive, or whatever.
The first thing, or one of the first things, you should install are the main chipset drivers.
NOTE that the Gigabyte web site may not have the main chipset drivers for your mboard.
Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.
If your mboard has built in USB 2.0 hardware support, you will have USB 1.1 support by default but you won't actually have USB 2.0 support until the main chipset drivers have been loaded, AND if the XP CD does not have at least SP1 updates built in (if it does, SP1 [or SP2 or SP3] will be shown in System Information on the first screen you see on the right) you will not have USB 2.0 support loaded until AFTER you have loaded at least SP1 or SP2 updates.
If there are still devices that show up in Device Manager with the yellow balloon with the ? on it after you have installed the main chipset drivers and the drivers for the mboard, you will need to get drivers for those too, and install them the right way.
E.g. for a card in a slot including a video card; or a printer, a web cam, a camera, if they're plugged in.
In many cases devices that are plugged into USB ports - e.g. printers, web cams, cameras, etc., must have the drivers and apps (other associated programs) installed first with the device NOT plugged in, THEN you plug in the USB connection or USB device.
I advise that you to NOT install anti-malware (anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-trojan etc.) software until AFTER all your devices are working - their resident modules (the part that runs all the time) can interfere with the software or driver installation.
It is prefectly safe to access major web sites that are well protected before you have installed anti-malware software. E.g. The Microsoft web site, the Microsoft Updates page on that site, Gigabyte web sites; AMD/ATI, Intel, Via, NVidia web sites (for main chipset or video drivers or network adapter drivers), the Adobe web site (for flash and shockwave players, and Acrobat Reader), and major anti-malware web sites. Just don't randomly search for other things or go to other places on the internet until after the anti-malware software has been installed.
When you install Windows from scratch, One of the first things Microsoft Updates or Automatic Update will want to install these days is SP3 updates. Since there have been many reports of having major problems when you attempt to install SP3 updates when anti-malware siftware has been installed, I recommend you either do not have it installed when you install SP3 updates, or un-install it if you have installed it (preferable), or you disable all resident modules in the anti-malware software before you install SP3 updates (in some cases, e.g. for Norton/Symantec software, you may have major problems even if you do disable resident modules - the best thing to do is either not have anti-malware soiftware installed, or un-install it if you do, before you load SP3 updates.)