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Vista Downgarde To Xp Pro


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#1 dreamersland

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:57 PM

I am looking for the driver for a Emachines T5224 Hard drive.


http://www.emachines.com/support/product_s...amp;model=T5224

250GB SATA II (7200rpm, 8MB cache)

After much work this morning I found that I need to have the Sata Driver before I can proceed to install XP on this stupid VISTA machine that I am sick and tired of. Does anyone have ANY ideas that might help me out?? Please make it simple as my fried brain cannot take much more. I just want to be DONE with Vista and move on... :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 04:40 PM

System was made for Vista, has no XP drivers available at Gateway website.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:36 PM

Why does your hard drive need a driver?

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:44 PM

If you're looking for a SATA driver, this one may work:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Des...al&lang=eng

Install the utility, put in a floppy diskette. Have the utility write the driver to the diskette. When you boot windows setup, press F6 at startup when it tells you to. Select the right driver. Hopefully, that will work.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:02 PM

Thank you! I will try that out this weekend. I was also told I might be able to go into the Bios and switch from SATA II to Legacy and that should work alos. Going to try that first then go from there. :thumbsup:




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