Aug 22, 5. The method for this introduced in Windows was by putting the driver files on a floppy disk , and pressing F6 during setup to tell Windows it needed to load them before trying to install anywhere. Discover the magic of the Internet. SATA controller can work in two modes: If such a defect is found, return the media to Intel for replacement or alternate delivery of the Software as Intel may select.

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I’m thinking next time i’ll pull out and re-insert v6 floppy before pressing Enter. I see a prompt to press f6 if I want to install drivers.

The only type of disks which are readable at that time are BIOS disks.

However it still seems to depend on what Motherboard you have. The driver When installing windows xp on a AHCI sata hard drive are any intel drivers required via floppy? This means that the full set of knowledge, experience, tips and tricks on this topic is fast fading from the memory of many computer technicians and hobbyists, which is bad news for anybody who does need it.

Windows can’t jch7r a “generic” driver when it doesn’t even know what SATA is Ich7rr does not warrant or assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within the Software. Claims arising under this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of California, excluding its principles of conflict of laws and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods.


In the case of the Gigabyte p board I am on right now I had to change some bios setting save them, boot back in to the bios, and make some final changes. As a discription to this option it says: Hopefully I will be qualified to write that tutorial by later today.

When you insert floppy and press F6. You may transfer the Software only if the recipient agrees to be fully bound by these terms and if you retain no copies of the Software. Once you have XP loaded on the drive you can install the latest INF pack based on your chipset from the Intel website.

Now the install has shut down after asking for “Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver” to be inserted in drive a: Create a floppy containing the following files in the root directory: Drivers, software selection and maintenance in and jch7r. Choose the download you need. It was a generic, brandless USB floppy drive that we ordered a couple of at work a long time ago, and appropriated one for workshop use after I realised its value.

Except as otherwise expressly provided, Intel grants no express or implied right under Intel patents, copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights. Please make sure you’ve attached your harddisk s to the same controller you are installing drivers for.

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (RAID) for Legacy Intel® Desktop Boards

Pressing Enter earned me a shutdown. Time to start over from scratch.


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The XP Professional drivers can be downloaded from Intel at the following link: After disabling sata support, XP pro install never again bothered me for a floppy disk.

RAID driver is requred when you combine multiple disks into redundant array so if one of them fails, another one persists; or to gain additional speed.

Yup, i left the floppy in the drive after the f6 driver install, but i still got the prompt for another?

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Never bothered me for drivers, but continued to support my new Hitachi sata drive without a hiccup. I do not accept the terms in the license agreement.

Upon termination, you will immediately destroy the Software or return ich7g copies of the Software to Intel. If I don’t press f6, I get “windows does not detect a hard drive on this computer”. The game is afoot!!