|I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this topic.|
I was finally able to get my new setup running and wanted to post the resolution for others who may run into the same difficulties.
There are times where slip streaming may not suit your application so to ensure that you get past the continual boot problem go ahead and do a fresh (clean) install using your original install disk and yes it may be a bit more time spent but this will cure the reboot problem this way.
Secondly once your system is up and running probably on Win xp sp1 go ahead and install as many drivers as you can at this point using the cd that came with the mobo so that you will have internet access lan connection.
Next I installed service pack 2 which did not take that long and then before installing service pack 3 ( Be advised you will have to install a hotfix - KB953356 x86 - in preparation before installing service pack 3 (For AMD Processor).
If you don't install the hotfix your reboot problem will resurface.
Ok onto service pack 3, install it and once finished you should run your drivers cd installation once more to complete your system's driver update.
This worked for me and the new setup is rocking on.
Thanks so much everyone.