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'enable' native mode

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#1 computercraze


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:58 AM

Hi All,

While installing xp pro sp3 on my Presario V3035tu, i had to "disable" native mode of Sata (BIOS V. F.39). Now i followed below instructions:

[* Download the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software
* Run it, by default it will save some files to C:\ before it runs setup and tells you that the software is not supported - (this step did not occur)
* Now open up a command prompt, go to the folder where the files were extracted and run the following command to extract the driver files: "setup -A -P"path of the extracted files" (without the quotes and there may be a space or not between -P and the path, depending on your version of the driver)
* Accept the license agreement, it extracts some files. The files you're interested in are now in a "Driver" subfolder of the original folder and include the following :iaahci.cat, iaahci.inf, iastor.cat, iastor.inf, iastor.sys, TXTSSETUP.OEM
* Now go to Device Manager, under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers you should see something like : Intel 82801GBM (ICH7-M Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller
* Right-Click on that and select Update Driver
* Say no to connecting to Windows Update to search, hit Next
* Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), hit Next
* Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install", hit Next
* Select Have Disk
* Browse to the Driver folder and highlight the iastor.inf file, hit Open
* Select OK
(I am stuck here.... the file "iastor.inf" isn't seen.)

Is there a way out?
Is there any other way to "enable" Navtive mode
discovering the 01 world

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