AHCI install post xp install


G

Graham

Ok .. I have just fitted a new motherboard after the old one
expired ... and noticed after the event .. aftere having to run
the repair function , which took the pc back to sp2 iex 6 , i
had the option of enabling ahci in the bios i had installed
under -ide- .. the 2 hard drives are sata drives

looking on the web, there seems to be a lot of posts on this
subject of enabling, post install .. anyone have a pointer as to is
it worth doing / good way to do it ?

running winxp-pro

G ..
 
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Paul

So, why are there AHCI drivers for XP?
Actually XP does support AHCI. Just because Vista and windows 7 have the
drivers on their DVD's, it doesnt mean XP doesnt support it. You HAVE to
slipstream SATA drivers to an XP cd. if you want to use AHCI.

I've done it here with an XP SP3 CD I've slipstreamed SATA drivers with.

Works fine. Or download SATA drivers extract them to a floppy. Then
press F6 during the install to install them.
 
G

Graham

Actually XP does support AHCI. Just because Vista and windows 7 have the
drivers on their DVD's, it doesnt mean XP doesnt support it. You HAVE to
slipstream SATA drivers to an XP cd. if you want to use AHCI.

I've done it here with an XP SP3 CD I've slipstreamed SATA drivers with.

Works fine.  Or download SATA drivers extract them to a floppy. Then
press F6 during the install to install them.


OK .... I have see referance to that on the web ...

BUT .. now that I have xp-pro with service pack - 3
installed ..have I missed the boat ..or is there a 'simple' way
to install the driver ... post install .... One was was to use
the hardware / driver option in the control panel and change the
primary IDE to sata .. close .. change the bios and re-boot ...

Tried that but ended up wiuth a yellow dot against the driver ..
used the roll back to reverse the action

assume you need to down load the driver from the mother board
web site ?

tnx - G ..
 
S

sgopus

Sorry, I meant natively, Xp needs special drivers to support SATA and AHCI
My motherboard supports AHCI, not Xp however without special drivers, not
supplied by Microsoft.
 
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Paul

OK .... I have see referance to that on the web ...

BUT .. now that I have xp-pro with service pack - 3
installed ..have I missed the boat ..or is there a 'simple' way
to install the driver ... post install .... One was was to use
the hardware / driver option in the control panel and change the
primary IDE to sata .. close .. change the bios and re-boot ...

Tried that but ended up wiuth a yellow dot against the driver ..
used the roll back to reverse the action

assume you need to down load the driver from the mother board
web site ?

tnx - G ..
You need to find out what the chipset on your system is first. In my
case for this system, its ICH10R. You can either download the sata
drivers from the mobo maker's site. Or from Intel, if theyre Intel SATA
drivers

Whats the brand / model of your mobo / what chipset has it got?

One of these MAY work if you've got an Intel chipset

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2375&DwnldID=15251

You need to extract the zip file and put all of the files on a floppy
(or USB flash drive), BUT, the XP install may not detect a USB flash drive

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2375&DwnldID=15251

When you see F6 during the install, press F6 and put the floppy in
 
P

Paul

You need to find out what the chipset on your system is first. In my
case for this system, its ICH10R. You can either download the sata
drivers from the mobo maker's site. Or from Intel, if theyre Intel SATA
drivers

Whats the brand / model of your mobo / what chipset has it got?

One of these MAY work if you've got an Intel chipset

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2375&DwnldID=15251


You need to extract the zip file and put all of the files on a floppy
(or USB flash drive), BUT, the XP install may not detect a USB flash drive

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2375&DwnldID=15251


When you see F6 during the install, press F6 and put the floppy in
If you've got an Intel chipset, these maybe the drivers. If your chipset
is listed

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17882&ProdId=2101&lang=eng
 
G

Graham

You need to find out what the chipset on your system is first. In my
case for this system, its ICH10R. You can either download the sata
drivers from the mobo maker's site. Or from Intel, if theyre Intel SATA
drivers

Whats the brand / model of your mobo / what chipset has it got?

One of these MAY work if you've got an Intel chipset

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2375&Dwnld....

You need to extract the zip file and put all of the files on a floppy
(or USB flash drive), BUT, the XP install may not detect a USB flash drive

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=2375&Dwnld....

When you see F6 during the install, press F6 and put the floppy in- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

Thanks

The MB is a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P ......ICH10R from the
handbook

The F6 option during install ... dose this mean I have to re
run the windows recovery part of the install again .. and
revert back to the service pack 2 level of my install cd ??

Or can I load these drivers without going back to square
one ...... ??

Tnx - G .
 
J

Jose

Thanks

The  MB is a  Gigabyte  GA-EX58-UD4P ......ICH10R    from the
handbook

The F6   option  during  install  ...   dose this  mean I have to  re
run the  windows recovery part of the  install again .. and
revert back to the  service pack 2  level of my  install  cd ??

Or  can I load these  drivers without  going  back to  square
one  ...... ??

Tnx - G .

You can reduce the number of questions about your configuration:

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select
All, Copy and then paste
the information back here.

There will be some personal information (like System Name and User
Name), and whatever appears to
be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted
information.

This will minimize back and forth Q&A and eliminate guesswork.
 
P

Paul

You can reduce the number of questions about your configuration:

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select
All, Copy and then paste
the information back here.

There will be some personal information (like System Name and User
Name), and whatever appears to
be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted
information.

This will minimize back and forth Q&A and eliminate guesswork.

Usually, you have to do it during an install of XP (this is when Press
F6 comes on the screen, so you can put a floppy in for the drivers), (or
slipstream the SATA drivers into an XP CD). NOT after XP has been
installed. It may crash, if you enable AHCI in the BIOS, and attempt to
boot into windows (it may not wont work anyway, because it wont find the
hdd / or crash before it boots into windows). I did read some site, a
while ago, where someone DID manage to install the SATA drivers, after
XP had been installed. BUT, this involved a lot of editing in windows
and the registry, for it to work
 
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Graham

Usually, you have to do it during an install of XP (this is when Press
F6 comes on the screen, so you can put a floppy in for the drivers), (or
slipstream the SATA drivers into an XP CD). NOT after XP has been
installed. It may crash, if you enable AHCI in the BIOS, and attempt to
boot into windows (it may not wont work anyway, because it wont find the
hdd / or crash before it boots into windows). I did read some site, a
while ago, where someone DID manage to install the SATA drivers, after
XP had been installed. BUT, this involved a lot of editing in windows
and the registry, for it to work- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

Ok Paul

that looks to be the same as the info i have found on the
web ..one guy used the up date driver option .. I tried and it did
not work ..

looks like it may be a re load .. but the pc is running well at
the moment .. not sure if its worth the re-run ?

tnx- G ..
 

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