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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    This may be old news now, but I was able to take the folder with the sata drivers and intergrate them into a custom unattended install using nLite. I tried this in a hurry and when I loaded windows on my sons pc with this cd it loaded the drivers, recogonized the hd and installed without a hitch.
    Much easier than the steps outlined earlier. He has an Abit Nf7 -S V2 mobo.

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    Ok, here is a trick I learned the other day while installing Windows XP with a SATA hard drive and CD/DVD. What you have to do is get a IDE CD drive install it. Run the windows set up and it will work fine. No need to install 3rd party raid drivers. Once you have installed windows xp successfully. Run the drivers cd that came with the new motherboard. Then shutdown your computer and install the SATA cd/dvd drive back in and it will work perfect. I have done this several times and each time has worked.

    RECAP:
    1. Take out SATA CD drive and Install IDE CD drive.
    2. Run Windows XP from the IDE drive and install it on the SATA hard drive.
    3. Once inside windows run the drivers & utilities cd that came with the new motherboard. And install all drivers needed.
    4. Shutdown the computer and install the new SATA cd/dvd drive back into the system.
    5. You're done!

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AR61ZU (Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4Ghz, 4GB ram, 2x250 SATA Fujitsu MHY2250BH) with VISTA pre-installed. I want to install Win XP SP2 on it. When I boot the AR61ZU from the installation disk for Win XP SP2 the installation process says that there is no hard disk in the PC.

    I read previous posts in this thread. So I downloaded nLite and using it I combined my installation disk for Win XP SP2 with all the drivers that I was able to estract, using both the utilities "Double Driver" and "Double Max", from the AR61ZU. I burned a new bootable disk with this combination, giving the new disk the same name as the installation disk (WINXP_SP2) and tried again.

    But I still obtain the previous result: when I boot the AR61ZU from this new disk, the installation process says that there is no hard disk in the PC.

    The new installation disks is larger than the previous one - hence the drivers have been added, but I have the impression, reading the messages during the start of the installation process, that the new drivers I have added are NOT loaded.

    Anybody has hints to why this happens and what I can do? Thanks

    PS
    The BIOS on AR61ZU is very simple and does not give me the possibility to change the hardware configuration as other posts in this thread have suggested: I can only change the boot order of devices and enable booting from network/external devices...

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    It appears that Sony might not issue Windows XP drivers for that model, which may explain your issue. I don't suppose you know what controller it's using do you? Sony stuff can be a nightmare as I'm sure you're finding!

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    i am trying to download the file u recommend but its taking me to tacktech website. has it expired? is there anyway i can obtain a copy of these files u speak of

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    i see now that this post is about 5 years old. lol! well if u could b so kind to post the files again or maybe something updated.
    i reinstalled windows and have a Maxtor sata drive that i would like to use but have no floppy drive. any help would b greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    Nero 5.5
    Download the following file: tacktech.com/pub/microsoft/bootfiles/bootfiles.zip]bootfiles.zip[/url]





    i got problem to download these files..

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by DJAMNYC View Post
    i see now that this post is about 5 years old. lol! well if u could b so kind to post the files again or maybe something updated.
    i reinstalled windows and have a Maxtor sata drive that i would like to use but have no floppy drive. any help would b greatly appreciated.
    Can I ask what motherboard/system/SATA disk controllere you're attaching your drive to, please?


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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    As I've mentioned (perhaps not very clearly) in my first post, check out post #12: http://forums.hexus.net/operating-sy...tml#post488632

    This is using nLite which allows you to do all sorts of funky things very easily and is perfect for slipstreaming. Whatever controller you have, you should go to your motherboard/controller card's manufacturer's website and download their latest drivers. You should then be able to use those in conjunction with nLite in order to make your slipstreamed XP CD.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    hey man that's grat nlite worked perfectly!!
    thanks!

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by [R4A]Bigman View Post
    This is using nLite which allows you to do all sorts of funky things very easily and is perfect for slipstreaming. Whatever controller you have, you should go to your motherboard/controller card's manufacturer's website and download their latest drivers.
    Problem: My motherboard is an ASRock AOD790GX/128M. There are no SATA drivers available for it! There is a 60M .exe file I can download that will INSTALL the SATA drivers. But there's no way to get the drivers out from inside that executable, other than executing it and installing the driver (which I can't do before installing Windows)!

    And ASRock's technical support is on vacation for the next 2 weeks for Chinese New Year.

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    Yes, there are - http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.as...90GX/128M&o=XP . You want the item labelled "SATA RAID Driver (For system to read from floppy diskette during Windows installation)"


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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach View Post
    Yes, there are - http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.as...90GX/128M&o=XP . You want the item labelled "SATA RAID Driver (For system to read from floppy diskette during Windows installation)"
    Also, if your using nLite, you do not want the drivers as PnP, but rather just text. It'll offer you a choice between the two.

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    what is the windows xp vista product key

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    Re: Windows XP - Installing to SATA _WITHOUT_ a Floppy Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by niharudeen View Post
    what is the windows xp vista product key
    It is the key you get when you buy a retail or OEM copy of Windows. It is applicable to all Windows products and identifies the product as legitimately licenced.
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