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Having trouble with a Sony Vaio computer

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Just a few questions since I haven't been able to really find any answers elsewhere.

A friend gave me a **Sony Vaio PCV-RZ24G** Desktop Computer that had a HDD failure, he lost the recovery disks that he made quite awhile ago.  I was hoping to install XP on it, and use it as a video and music server/workstation....sadly I am having quite a few issues.

First the USB ports only (from my testing so far) will only recognize USB mice and keyboards.  If I plug in a Wireless USB Network Adapter or USB jump drive...i get an unknown device in the Device Manager.  I have tried every way to install them (add new hardware, update driver, uninstall reinstall) to no avail.
Sony's info:

I know the MOBO is a **Asus p4s533vl rev 1.xx** which is a proprietary build for Sony, but has a (from what I understand) SiS chip set.  I've been to the SiS website...but there are no drivers that are what I am looking for (The USB drivers that they have will not install because it says that Windows SP1 already has them installed).  

Under Sony's driver downloads they have the AGP port driver, but nothing else relating to it.  Sony also doesnt sell disc's for this system any long either.  I have read that the **P4S333-VM**  drivers will work, but I didn't see anything that would have helped.

Asus comparible MOBO:

I know the ports are fine because the recognize that something is plugged in when it cant find a driver, and they recognize the Mice and Keyboards when I am pretty sure this is a driver issue and not a hardware problem.

So I guess my real question in a long winded sort of way...Where would I get the MOBO drivers when Sony is less than useless???
Ive seen this issue discussed elsewhere, but there are no answers that I have found..I hope I just missed something and someone can help.
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