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vista to xp -can't find sata driver


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#1 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:24 PM

Hello,

I have a gateway laptop MX8738. Came with Vista home on it, and I am trying to install XP from scratch.
They list a sata driver on their site, but it does not appear to be the pre-install driver.

I tried making a slipstreamed XP install disk with nlite using the driver on gateways site, but it is not working.
XP reports : "the file textsetup.oem could not be found" when I try to show it the device.
Any clue as to where to get the driver?
Thanks

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:31 PM

Worth looking at, http://support.gateway.com/s/Servers/shared/software/Linux/4000798si49.shtml .

Regardless of O/S, I would try the Gateway listed procedures.

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#3 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:42 PM

My hero, thank you! It's loading.
I saw it a few minutes ago, but dismissed it because of the server 03 thing.
Thanks again, you rock.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 03:36 PM

dang, I spoke to soon. I revoke your hero status! It still could not find the drive following the instructions above.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:09 PM

OK...Gateway is now on my "bad list" and we'll be more basic.

Tell us exactly the steps you took to create this slipstreamed CD. Whose instructions did you follow? What is the base/source disk used for the files necessary to slipstream?

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?partNumber=1014556R

You did download the XP SATA drivers, correct?

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 06:40 PM

Hey Louis,

So I am avoiding slip-streaming for now. I have a usb floppy/diskette drive hooked in now.
I went to the same link above and selected XP pro as the OS. This presents me with two download choices for the SATA AHCI Driver. No matter which OS you choose, you get the same 2 files.
Both are named the same, but one is 18mb and the other is 19mb. Same version on both. (6.2.0.2002)
They each extract as a folder named "AHCI_Intel_6.2.0.2002_Vistax64Vistax86_A" which is a little weird, because they are both titled "vista".

The 18mb one has 13 files in it. I figured this was not the right one (I tried it on a floppy without the big data cab, and it did not work).

The 19 MB one has 22 files (13 of them are the same as above) in addition, there are 6 pdf docs, and two folders.
One folder is named "F6 Floppy X64" and the other is "F6 Floppy X86".

I made a diskette of "F6 Floppy X86" since I am trying to install a 32 bit XP pro, did the f6 thing, and the "s" thing.
This presents me with 4 choices of sata drivers. I tried each of them separately, and none of them worked. (no drive detected).

What do you think? I have done this before on other machines with little trouble, but this one is being a beast.
I also tried a raid/sata download from Intels site for this chipset, but same non-result.

Frank

edit: I am using an XP pro sp2 non oem disc.

Edited by FrankOtheMountaiN, 23 February 2011 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:52 PM

This is the link from intel that i also tried

f6flpy3288.zip

32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility - Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
It also offered 4 choices of drivers and each failed separately.



according to everest from the vista installation:

north bridge: intel calistoga i945gm/pm
south bridge: intel 8280 1gbm ich7-m


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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:49 PM

If you have a MS Retail/Upgrade CD...making the slipstreamed CD with the x86 SATA drivers included (all of them) would seem the approach I would use.

nLite - Deployment Tool for Unattended Windows - Guide - http://www.nliteos.com/guide/index.html

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:31 PM

Oh hooray, it's working. I don't know what I did wrong the first time. I think maybe I forgot to highlight the drivers in nlite, assuming all were selected.
Weird that it doesn't work with the floppy.

Well there's 12 hours of my life gone by......

Thanks for stickin with me Louis!

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:25 AM

off topic but I just wanted to say that i am glad that I am not the only one who went from Vista to XP

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:35 AM

Glad you got it working. You are definitely not the only one to downgrade Vista to XP - I have done it over a hundred times for clients. On Dell/HP/Gateway/Lenovo/Sony/Toshiba - they all have their own "OEM" customized copy of Windows XP. You just have to find the ISO and use THAT media to avoid this problem.

Anyway - you got it working this way so kudos!

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:04 AM

I could not get a USB floppy drive to work for loading SATA drivers when I reverted my HP laptop from Vista to XP. I had to slipstream them to get it to work.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:34 PM

mmmm, we learned the hard way.

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