I am unable to install WinXP, as I get a Blue Screen of Death over error 0x0000007B after the text-mode part of the install reboots, the Windows XP graphical logo appear on a black backaround for maybe 10 seconds (indicating it is booting up). Then the Blue Screen of Death.
Research indicate this is due to a lack of storage controller driver for the System Disk (C:).
I have tried the motherboard in with Legacy and Normal mode (it make no difference). I am using an F6 text-mode driver, without it no disk are found at all.
I have been to the driver download and downloaded the latest drivers, but they do not work, here is my understanding of why they don't work.
I have sucessfully installed Linux on this same box and also Vista. Linux installed without any hitch, Vista only required the motherboard be setup to "Legacy"mode in order to install, then I installed the Intel drivers from the CD/website (both work fine). Then I can switch it to non-Legacy mode in BIOS and Vista continues to work fine.
Now under Linux and Vista the PCI IDS for the chipset are:
"Intel(R) ICH10 Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller2 - 3A26" => PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A26&.....
"Intel(R) ICH10 Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller1 - 3A20" => PCI\CEN_8086&DEV_3A20&.....
However if I examine the IASTOR.INF and IAAHCI.INF that claim to be the driver for this ICH10 chipset I can not set any refence to the above PCI IDS.
These files come from the following intel website page(s) :
So my guess at why they don't work is because the PCI_xxxx&DEV_yyyy numbers arenot in the respective *.INF files of the drivers that claim to support that board/chipset.
FYI - I have also performed a BIOS flash update to the current version, since I found a few issues myself when rebooting, these issues were listed in the release notes of the BIOS updates, the original BIOS vesion was the RTM (Release To Manufacturing) for this board, i.e. from 12 month ago (Jun 2008).
Any suggestions of toughts on getting WinXP to install. I understand the technical issue with supporting Windows XP (due to it being pre-SATA) but usually the approach I am taking by providing F6 drivers or slipstreaming driver into the WinXP I386 folder normally work. But I think Intel have made a mistake with this one.