I have been pulling out what hair I had until tonight and I actually managed to get the AHCI drivers to install when I used the F6 option
when installing windows XP Professional, I modified one of the files that was in the RAID_F6_32bit_10.1.0.1008 archive.
Find the file TXTSETUP.OEM (only after you have copied it to the floppy disk) open it using notepad
Look for the lines
scsi = iaStor_Mobile
change it to show
scsi = iaAHCI_DesktopWorkstationServer
do not forget to save the file (and after you confirm it works make a backup for the next time you need it)
When you install XP and press that F6 you will then see the AHCI driver as an option to include in your installation.
It worked for me so it should for you.
Many thanks for the very helpful and detailed reply.
Changing the scsi line in the [Defaults] section has adanced me past the 0x0000007b BSOD.
There was a choice of four controllers:
- "Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller"
- "Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller"
- "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller"
- "Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller"
I chose the last option.
I reach the "Starting Windows" stage of the installation, when it prompted me to select ENTER to continue.
But at this stage, the keyboard completely blocks, and I'm not able to proceed.
Did you manage to get beyond this step?
First the "Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller" was the correct option
I did manage to have the installation complete, the machine had XP Pro installed on it before with the SATA
option set to the IDE mode and I had gone into the BIOS and set it as AHCI used the F6 option when booting
with the CD and when prompted I put the disk into my USB floppy drive.
Then I was presented with the Repair function and that is what I used as there was nothing to be lost to try this
to my surprise this actually did work.
If you install the AHCI driver and leave it in IDE mode from reading it will give you the lovely BSOD that
MS products seem to be famous for.
As for the Keyboard locking up I have not had this happen to me, there is nothing to be lost by trying again
this problem may have been a one off for you, what I have noticed with my mouse is that sometimes it is not
running however unplugging and plugging usually sorts this issue.
Hope you get it installed and running, having the SATA mode in RAID and IDE mode whne you install it with
the driver from the floppy usually leads to strange lockups.
I got it working!
It seems that the USB port I was using stopped working during the installation. Perhaps because the USB hub was reinitialised during the installation. No idea why. When I used a port on the front panel instead of on the back, it worked perfectly!
Thanks again for your help. Without you I would have been lost, and resigned to buying a retail copy of Win7, even though I already have an upgrade version.
The best way to install AHCI or RAID drivers on Windows XP is to make a customized (slipstream) setup CD.
In short you'll need the small software NLite, your original Windows XP CD and the driver "diskette" (provided by Intel).
If the original CD is not SP3 you must include it too (download SP3 full package from Microsoft and follow instructions inside NLite).
I have tried a lot of times until find the correct setup and in the end I found that SP3 is needed, without it I always got BSOD even with the correct drivers.
install winxp with sata drivers
Procedure to install winxp with sata driver on the dh67 board
1. Download and install winlite app from google.
2. download latest sata drivers from google.
3. make folder on the harddisk and copy your windows xp cd to that folder
4. now start winlite app and go through the procedure, select source winxp folder
5. in the options page select include drivers and select the sata drivers which you downloaded
6. next select burn bootable iso.
7. once the process is completed you can burn the iso using nero to a cd and can install windows xp using that cd
According to this link WinXP are supported AS-IS on Series 6 Boards. This in plain english means that no prior testing had been made for compatiblility with Windows XP.
I just bought a new laptop and want to install Windows XP on it.
It looks like i have the same problem that you guys are/were facing, the windows cannot find hdd drivers.
I am not able to follow you instructions, please in more layman terms explain it once more, which drivers do i need, HP`s or Intels or is it the same driver??
And how do i install it, please explain it step by step.
Hi Eddie Saunders!
Thanks for your great works!
I also want to install WinXP under SATA ACHI mode.
My board is Intel DH67CF, is the following a correct SATA driver for my board?
* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology F6 Driver Diskettes
-> How do I check it out if it is suitable for my DH67CF mainboard?
Thanks for any kind of help!