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Old 11-19-2007, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have a laptop that I want to put XP on, sadly, the laptop requires SATA drivers. So, do I just burn my WinXP SATA drivers to a CD and then when loading the XP install choose F6 (Install another SCSI driver)? Cuz when I do that, it says something about floppy not found...do I just change the drive letter to my CD drive?



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If I remember right, you need to use a floppy disk or USB drive, since the Windows XP CD will be in the CD drive.

There's also the option of creating a custom XP disc with the drivers on it, I think... not as sure on that one though.
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Use nlite to create the XP disc with the SATA drivers.
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i have no clue why...but I've never needed any additional drivers for my sata drives during (or after) win installs
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I had this with my new HP laptop pc, I re-burned a new copy of xp with the SATA control drivers from hp embedded to the new xp disc. It worked perfectly, no floppy drive needed. I followed the instruction from this site;

Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy (F6) - No Floppy...no Windows on SATA? Wrong! - Softpedia

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Hey guys,


Thanks for the info and help...I'll give it a shot and let you know how it turns out.




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i have no clue why...but I've never needed any additional drivers for my sata drives during (or after) win installs
xp either recognized it or your mobo has a sata ide mode which make it look like an ide drive
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Hey,

I'm using driverpacks from driverpacks.net , since Asus does not provide the correct drivers for XP. But I can't get them to work, I either get an error about arcasys.sys file not found or it just plain still doesn't detect the HD like normal. Any tips?
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What is the systemboards Make/Model?
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Hey,

I'm using driverpacks from driverpacks.net , since Asus does not provide the correct drivers for XP. But I can't get them to work, I either get an error about arcasys.sys file not found or it just plain still doesn't detect the HD like normal. Any tips?

asus always make them. they usually just don't tell you how to get them. look through the files on your mobo cd for a floppy disc maker for sata..

how did you implement the driver pack files? did you copy the unzipped (7z) files to cd or intregrate them into the xp disc?

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here's how you update you xp cd to have almost all drivers. you need the driver packs and the driver base software. here are the links

http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/

DriverPacks.net > DriverPacks > DriverPacks BASE

download driverbase. put your downloaded driver packs files in the driver pack folder that you get when you extract driver base download with 7zip

7-Zip

extract driver base. put your driver zip files in the right folder.



open driver base. click the arrows to get to the next screen. notice that i have an xp folder on my desktop (I have 2 actually. I use ryanvm integrater to slipstream all of xp updates into the disc too). you need the files there as driver doesn't copy your xp cd files to the hdd. you have to manually do it yourself or use nlite to copy the files to the hdd



if you put the files in the right place you will see the drivers on this screen. just follow the steps leaving the default options. you can change them if you understand them.


when you are done use nlite to create a bootable iso file from the folder.

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