Thanks for the response. Sorry i didn't specify but they are ATMega328p chips. I also updated the avrdude.conf to include these as in Arduino release 0022 they are not included. However nothing is working. I have also tried burning the bootloader using a second arduino chip following this guide http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoToBreadboard
off of the arduino website. I added a 120 ohm resistor between 5v and the reset as some of the research i had done said this could be a problem. Once i had this set up i tried to use the adruino as isp option and i almost immediatly got this:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51
I have no clue what to do from here.
Thanks for the help