There is no reason you should not be able to build from XP.
Ok try this. I have rar'd up the Tools folder and the build OS files. Delete everything except your OEM,SYS, and ROM folder. Copy all this into your kitchen folder where those folders are, and then try to build.
Still same error msg? what the heck? If it was just failing on the one I am hacking up, I would say its me, but its failing even on the stock one.
Could it be my virus Protection? or something else stupid like that?
thx again for any help