I created an xp image using sysprep and ghost for a dell D420. After I drop the image and the mini setup starts, it takes about 20 minutes for the installing network components to finish. I would like to have this go faster. I did a search on here and found somone who had the same exact issue.. it was suggested to disable the network card in the bios. I did that and the installing network components went very quickly, but XP does not see the network card, so I have to reenable it back in the bios. The network card is a broadcom, so I went to their site and found some instructions about putting their drivers in OemPnPDriversPath=Drivers\Net, but that did not work either.
Has anyone had this type of issue before? Is there anyway to speed up the installation of network components without having to disable the network card in the bios?