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what you have to integrate into the Windows XP CD is not an Intel Chipset driver, but an Intel AHCI driver, which does support the Intel SATA AHCI Controller of your Toshiba laptop.
For users, who want to create a bootable XP CD with integrated Intel AHCI (or RAID) driver, I have written a guide, which you can find here: http://www.win-raid.com/t22f23-Integration-of-Intels-AHCI-RAID-drivers-into-a-Windows-XP-CD.html
I recommend to integrate the 32bit Intel RST driver v126.96.36.1996 WHQL. You will find the download link within the linked guide. When you get the nLite popup window and are asked, which of the various Intel AHCI and RAID Controllers shall be supported, just check the "Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller".
Thank you so much for your help! However, I downloaded and integrated the 32bit Intel RST driver v188.8.131.526 WHQL (choosing text mode and selecting "Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller") and added service pack 3 (WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe), but when i changed the bios back to AHCI and booted to the custom xp disc, it still said, "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer." What did i do wrong?
after having read your linked duscussion, I have realized, that your laptop has an Intel ICH8M SATA AHCI Controller, which is not supported by any of the actual Intel AHCI drivers.
So you have to integrate either one of the very old original Intel RST drivers, which natively do support your special AHCI Controller (e.g. RST v10.1.0.1008 WHQL) or the Intel RST driver v184.108.40.2066, which has been customized by me for being usable with all Intel AHCI systems from ICH7R/M up.
You will find the Intel RST driver v10.1.0.1008 WHQL here: http://www.win-raid.com/t2f23-Intel-R-RST-RSTe-Drivers-actual-RST-e-v-WHQL.html
The download link to the modded "Universal" Intel RST driver v220.127.116.116 is within my guide (see the link I posted before).
Important: When you get the nLite Textmode Driver Popup, you should just check the listed "Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller" (v10.1.0.1008 WHQL) resp. "Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller (added by Fernando)" (v18.104.22.1686 mod).
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Thanks so much! That worked! The disc finally recognized the hard drive. I got it formatted and installation started but it got caught in some kind of loop. It would boot and begin unattended installation and then stop. When it stops it displays "Windows XP Professional Build 2600.xpsp.080413-2111 (Service Pack 3)" in the corner with an error message of "Not enough virtual memory or paging file quota is available to complete the specified operation." And then it restarts. I saw on your link some mention of SP3 being necessary but wasn't sure if that applied to me. I went ahead and included it just to be safe but now i wonder if i shouldn't have. I wonder if this error is related to my original problem of having the xp install disc recognize the hard drive. I'm going to try it again without SP3 installed and without all the tweaks (i should have done that the first time but got so excited by all the custom options). Thanks so much for you help! Hopefully this next disc will do the trick.
Thank you so much for your help! The 2nd book disc (SP3-less) did it. I am back in business and couldn't be more grateful. BTW you called me "Raquel". That is what the Brazilian people here call me. Where are you from may i ask? Anyway, I feel so UN-knowledgeable about motherboards and chipsets and hardware and etc. after this ordeal. Where do you suggest i go to learn more so i can begin to par with your genius? I want to learn more! Thanks again so much for all your help!
it is fine, that you succeeded at least with the creation of a bootable XP CD, which detects the Intel ICH8M SATA AHCI Controller of your system without any problem, and it was a peasure for me to help you.
Where are you from may i ask?
I am a German and live in Germany very close to the (European) North Sea.
Where do you suggest i go to learn more so i can begin to par with your genius? I want to learn more!
For users like you I have written a lot of informations and guides within this Forum: http://www.win-raid.com/
Dieter (alias Fernando)