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Hello Jim,

welcome at MSFN Forums and thank you for your message.
I am very confident, that you will succeed with the XP installation onto your Intel AHCI system.

Regards
Fernando

EDIT: I just have realized, that your post has been the post No 1.000 within this thread - wow!

Edited by Fernando 1, 30 March 2011 - 12:08 PM.

My current system:
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My old system:
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Fernando,

Getting getting following error: Line 88 of the INF File \txtsetup.oem is invalid. Setup cannot continue... I have Intel® 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller on a panasonic cf-f9 laptop. Loaded following drivers in NLite: 32bit_Intel_RST_AHCI_&_RAID_driver_v10.1.0.1008_WHQL and Intel_chipset_drivers_v9.1.1.1027_WHQL. I started with a xp sp0 and slipstreamed sp3. Any ideas? Thanks.

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@ hargreavesd:
Welcome at MSFN Forums!

Getting getting following error: Line 88 of the INF File \txtsetup.oem is invalid. Setup cannot continue...

Since you obviously have integrated just one single official WHQL certified textmode driver, there should be no mistake within the TXTSETUP.OEM file of this driver (unless you have opened the file and edited anything yourself).
Here is my general advice for you:
Don't use the desktop for the storage of anything, especially not for drivers you are going to integrate into any Operating System. It is always better to create a folder within the root of any partition and to copy the drivers into that separate folder.
Furthermore you should make sure, that you are using a clean (=untouched) Windows XP CD as source.

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My current system:
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My old system:
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Hello Jim,

welcome at MSFN Forums and thank you for your message.
I am very confident, that you will succeed with the XP installation onto your Intel AHCI system.

Regards
Fernando

EDIT: I just have realized, that your post has been the post No 1.000 within this thread - wow!


Thanks So much,

Here is the the history of my slipstream,

2 iso's made,

First ISO run, Using Nvidia driver Houston we have a problem, Ground Control to Major Jim, " Whats the problem?". Windows did not find any hard disk drive.
Go check your bios setting's. They are set to SATA AHCI. Pull memory sticks and reduce to 2 gig.

Visit MSFN and read the info, oops' did not load Nvidia drivers right, back to square one.

Second IS0run, Using the correct Nvidia driver. Houston we still have a problem, Ground Control to Major Jim, " Whats the problem?". Windows did not find any hard disk drive.
Houston hey Jim Go check your bios setting's. They are set to SATA AHCI.

Scratch head, Change BIOS to IDE mode,

Third Run using ISO 2, Houston we have liftoff Windows XP up and running, 11 min install.

After beta testing Windows from 98 through XP watching countless OS installs over the years. This was the fastest install I have ever experienced.


Now I have a question. Will this hard drive stay in IDE mode or can it be changed back to SATA 3?


Now it's time to load the new drivers and find out if my old SATA 1.5 array can be restored with this new OS.

Thanks again for the warm welcome Fernando, and CUDO's for such an excellent site and the information, The Slipstream went virtually painless. "NO Headaches or frustration


Cheers, thanks and with my best regards,

Jim.

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Hello Jim,

thanks for your detailed report about your XP installation procedure, but I suspect, that you had integrated the wrong SATA AHCI driver.
Although you got Windows XP installed at least, it was not a good idea to set the SATA Controllers to "IDE" mode. You will get a better performance by running the SATA3 hdd in AHCI mode.

Your ASUS P8P67 DELUXE mainboard has 2 different types of internal SATA3 Controllers: 2 gray 6 GB/sec Intel P67 Express Chipset SATA AHCI ports and 2 navyblue 6 GB/sec Marvell® PCIe 9128 SATA AHCI ports.
Both of them require different SATA AHCI drivers from Intel resp. Marvell, but none of them will work with any NVIDIA nForce SATA driver.

So I would like to get answers to the following questions:
1. To which of the differently coloured SATA ports is your Seagate SATA3 hdd connected?
2. Why did you integrate any NVIDIA SATA driver?

Now I have a question. Will this hard drive stay in IDE mode or can it be changed back to SATA 3?

If you want to get the best possible stability and performance, you should set the SATA Controller of your SATA3 hdd to "AHCI" mode.
Since you will get a BSOD, if you change the SATA BIOS settings from within your currently running OS, I recommend
1. to create a new XP CD with integrated Intel resp. Marvell 91xx AHCI driver (please restart the procedure from scratch with a fresh copy of your original XP CD)
2. to set the SATA Controller of your hdd to "AHCI" mode andand
3. to restart a fresh XP installation.

Good luck!
Fernando
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Hello Jim,

thanks for your detailed report about your XP installation procedure, but I suspect, that you had integrated the wrong SATA AHCI driver.
Although you got Windows XP installed at least, it was not a good idea to set the SATA Controllers to "IDE" mode. You will get a better performance by running the SATA3 hdd in AHCI mode.

Your ASUS P8P67 DELUXE mainboard has 2 different types of internal SATA3 Controllers: 2 gray 6 GB/sec Intel P67 Express Chipset SATA AHCI ports and 2 navyblue 6 GB/sec Marvell® PCIe 9128 SATA AHCI ports.
Both of them require different SATA AHCI drivers from Intel resp. Marvell, but none of them will work with any NVIDIA nForce SATA driver.

So I would like to get answers to the following questions:
1. To which of the differently coloured SATA ports is your Seagate SATA3 hdd connected?
2. Why did you integrate any NVIDIA SATA driver?

Now I have a question. Will this hard drive stay in IDE mode or can it be changed back to SATA 3?

If you want to get the best possible stability and performance, you should set the SATA Controller of your SATA3 hdd to "AHCI" mode.
Since you will get a BSOD, if you change the SATA BIOS settings from within your currently running OS, I recommend
1. to create a new XP CD with integrated Intel resp. Marvell 91xx AHCI driver (please restart the procedure from scratch with a fresh copy of your original XP CD)
2. to set the SATA Controller of your hdd to "AHCI" mode andand
3. to restart a fresh XP installation.

Good luck!
Fernando

Hello Fernando,

Thanks again for your invaluable advice and concern.

Naturally I am reading this while Win Update is at the first set of 98 of the 102 updates, LOL.

Answer to Question #1 The Sata3 Drive is connected to the blue #1 on the MB.

Answer question 2. Since first attempting to install XP with out Slipstreaming , I had a BSOD for PCI video error, which lead me to this forum, having an Nvidia 560ti, I assumed that the Nvidia slipstream was appropriate.


Just a quick question about Slipping in the Marvell 91xx AHCI driver, Should it be just the individual(32) mv91xx.inf or the both the mvx91xx.inf and mvxxmm.inf ?

Thank you again with my best regard's,

Jim

Edited by jimbra, 31 March 2011 - 09:50 AM.


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Just a quick question about Slipping in the Marvell 91xx AHCI driver, Should it be just the individual(32) mv91xx.inf or the both the mvx91xx.inf and mvxxmm.inf ?

You can integrate them both, but when you get the textmode driver popup window, you should just highlight the listed "Marvell 91xx SATA Controller 32bit Driver".

Regards
Fernando
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Just a quick question about Slipping in the Marvell 91xx AHCI driver, Should it be just the individual(32) mv91xx.inf or the both the mvx91xx.inf and mvxxmm.inf ?

You can integrate them both, but when you get the textmode driver popup window, you should just highlight the listed "Marvell 91xx SATA Controller 32bit Driver".

Regards
Fernando


Hello,

After arriving home from work,

Well here is the new scenario with this new ISO, When the bios is set to AHCI (marvel is also set to AHCI) the disc is recognized in the bios, When slipstreaming the XP installer loads then says Windows can find no Hard Disc.

When the bios is set to IDE WinXP is ready to load. Considering one of two options either load via IDE and hope that SATA AHCI is restored with the new marvel driver or Attempt to re-format the drive with SeaTools to reset the MFT and MBR and start from square one.

Any thoughts on this one? or am I destined to become the 2000 post

Sorry to be such a pain,

Thanks again,

Jim

Edited by jimbra, 31 March 2011 - 03:45 PM.


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Hello Jim,

although your Marvell driver problem is absolutely off-topic, I will continue trying to help you.

This is what you wrote:

Just a quick question about Slipping in the Marvell 91xx AHCI driver, Should it be just the individual(32) mv91xx.inf or the both the mvx91xx.inf and mvxxmm.inf ?

The Marvell 91xx SATA driver packages I have here don't contain a file named "mvxxmm.inf". Which driver version did you take and where did you get it?

Another question:
Have you ever tried to integrate the 32bit Intel SATA AHCI driver according to my guide (=start post of this thread) and to connect your SATA hdd to one of the grey 6 GB/sec Intel SATA ports running in AHCI mode?

Regards
Fernando
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Hello Jim,

although your Marvell driver problem is absolutely off-topic, I will continue trying to help you.

This is what you wrote:

Just a quick question about Slipping in the Marvell 91xx AHCI driver, Should it be just the individual(32) mv91xx.inf or the both the mvx91xx.inf and mvxxmm.inf ?

The Marvell 91xx SATA driver packages I have here don't contain a file named "mvxxmm.inf". Which driver version did you take and where did you get it?

Another question:
Have you ever tried to integrate the 32bit Intel SATA AHCI driver according to my guide (=start post of this thread) and to connect your SATA hdd to one of the grey 6 GB/sec Intel SATA ports running in AHCI mode?

Regards
Fernando

Hi Fernando,

Thanks again for your sincere help, Having tried your 6GB port suggestion first , I noticed a Blue "MARVEL" 6gb sata port next to the grey ones then looked again at the ASUS manual.

I feel like such an "id*ot" ASUS supplies a dedicated 6gb SATA Marvel port. Manual? I don’t need read no steenkin’ manual. I have a 3gb drive so naturally in my mind I was set on connecting to a 3GB SATA port. The Nllite ISO is now loading in AHCI. I decided on a full format for a very clean install so a TB is going to take awhile.

The Marvell driver was from the ASUS install dvd and the version is 9128. 9120 is also available they are quite recent because ASUS manufactured the board this March.

{no need to do this now, I will try to slip in the 32bit Intel, also the 6gb port method, and do a separate 9120 marvel. Hopefully one of them will take in AHCI mode.

Thanks so much for your advice. My thoughts were also I may have forced the SATA drive into IDE mode and a reformat would do the trick. Having forgotten how many 100's times I had to re-format while beta testing XP}


Thanks again, and I upset with my self right now for causing such a ruckus, when I should have "completely" read the steenkin' manual.

Please accept my full apology,

Jim

Edited by jimbra, 31 March 2011 - 05:16 PM.


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Since I am going to bed now, I have just uploaded for you the newest 32bit Marvell 91xx SATA driver v1.2.0.1002 dated 03-07-2011.
You can download it from >here<.

After having read the text of the TXTSETUP.OEM file it seems possible for me, that you have to check both listed "Marvell shared library for 32bit (install first)" and "Marvell 91xx SATA Controller 32bit Driver", when you get the textmode driver popup window.

Good night!
Fernando
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Fernando,

Just wanted to say thanks. I overlooked your suggestion on your December instructions "Make sure, that the CD/DVD device where you want to boot off your nLited CD, is not connected to any of the Intel S-ATA ports." Once I connected a usb-cdrom, XP loaded with no issues. Cheers.

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Fernando,

Just an update that is more on "topic". First of all thank you again for all of your invaluable help.

After 14 clean Nlite XP SP3 ISO burns with every possible use of the Intel Marvell Driver sets. Some loaded XP. "ALL" failed to install without a BSOD or other no Disk found scenario's.

When Slipping in with your >modded 32bit Intel MSM textmode driver v8.9.8.1005< and then selecting ICH10.inf file and streaming it into the Nlite ISO. "EXPLICITLY" following the instructions on the first page.

My ASUS P8P67 LE is up and running in full AHCI mode.

Had you not protested my thoughts in the initial post in this thread, I would still be running in IDE mode and somewhat satisfied with doing so.

Thanks again for setting me straight with the "right" way to do things.

With my most sincere reply,

Jim

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Hi Fernando,

first of all, many thanks for the help you bring to everyone here !

I will soon install a version of WinXP Home Edition on my computer but I have a lot of question on how to proceed.
My computer is described in my signature but I sum it up here : I have a newly-bought P8P67-M Pro (the µATX Asus-mobo based on the P67 chipset). This MB has some SATA ports:
- 1 Marvell 6gbs (navy blue)
- 2 P67 6Gbs (grey)
- 4 P67 3Gbs

I have a SSD, 2 HDD that will be configured as raid 0 (very soon) and one DVD having a SATA interface.
In order to avoid any issue with the AHCI/RAID of the port on which the DVD is plugged, I’ve chosen to plug it on the Marvel port, turning it to IDE mode in the BIOS (“EFI”).
Now, my problem begins and I have some question:
- I have to configure my P67 in RAID mode but I will install WinXP on a non-RAID SDD. Is there any problem with that choice?
- Do I have to create the RAID prior to the installation?
- I want to slipstream the drivers proposed in the ASUS DVD or any driver compatible with the P67 chipset (I will first try the ones you propose). I think that the implemented controller is a “Intel Series 6 / C200” but I don’t find it in the selection proposed by Nlite in the iastor file. Which controller do I have to select? (I try the same with the drivers extracted from the last iata_cd.exe proposed by Intel but). Could you tell me the one I have to integrate?

Many thanks in advance!
My current system:
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@ EddiNathan:
Welcome at MSFN Forums!

I have to configure my P67 in RAID mode but I will install WinXP on a non-RAID SDD. Is there any problem with that choice?

Not really, but you have to integrate the Intel RAID driver, because the related Intel SATA Controller has to be set to "RAID" mode, if you want to add a RAID0 array to any of the other Intel SATA ports.

Do I have to create the RAID prior to the installation?

You should have set the Intel SATA Controllers to "RAID" mode, before you are going to install Windows XP onto the SSD, but you can create the RAID0 array with the hdd members later.

I want to slipstream the drivers proposed in the ASUS DVD or any driver compatible with the P67 chipset (I will first try the ones you propose). I think that the implemented controller is a “Intel Series 6 / C200” but I don’t find it in the selection proposed by Nlite in the iastor file. Which controller do I have to select? (I try the same with the drivers extracted from the last iata_cd.exe proposed by Intel but). Could you tell me the one I have to integrate?

When you are going to integrate the Intel RAID driver, you probably have to choose the listed "Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller".

Regards
Fernando
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Hi again Fernando,

Thank you for your answer. I have made some... no I should say I've made a zwong of tests/splitstreamed XP CDs since my last post and I think it works now. As you suggest in your first post, I decided to select every driver proposed during the driver integration (point 5)and to add tha latest inf file (post 6).

I will try to test the "Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller" only and I'll tell you if it works or not.
Once my installation work properly, I will detail everything here and also in a French forum called forum-hardware. Do you authorize me to cite this topic ?

I go back to the test, I have still some to do !
My current system:
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Once my installation work properly, I will detail everything here and also in a French forum called forum-hardware. Do you authorize me to cite this topic ?

You can link to this thread as often and wherever you want. If you want to cite a text, please add the source link.

Edited by Fernando 1, 06 April 2011 - 03:35 PM.

My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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I have just finished one new Windows XP installation and it works fine. The controller detected under Windows is the one you told me. i will make one new CD now and try it tomorrow morning.

See you tomorrow,

Eddi
My current system:
Asus P8P67-M PRO | Intel Core i5 2400 | 2x2048 MB G.Skill PC3-12800CL7D (4GBXM) | Intel x25-V 40Gb| 2x 500Gb Scorpio-blue 5400RPM (2.5") as RAID 0 | Corsair HX 520W | Saphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X | Lian-Li v351

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Hello Jim,

although your Marvell driver problem is absolutely off-topic, I will continue trying to help you.

This is what you wrote:

Just a quick question about Slipping in the Marvell 91xx AHCI driver, Should it be just the individual(32) mv91xx.inf or the both the mvx91xx.inf and mvxxmm.inf ?

The Marvell 91xx SATA driver packages I have here don't contain a file named "mvxxmm.inf". Which driver version did you take and where did you get it?

Another question:
Have you ever tried to integrate the 32bit Intel SATA AHCI driver according to my guide (=start post of this thread) and to connect your SATA hdd to one of the grey 6 GB/sec Intel SATA ports running in AHCI mode?

Regards
Fernando



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Fernando,

Thanks again for your help. I would have never arrived at this point without your help.

Finally after 3 days of tireless attempts,

I have found a workaround for XP sp3 32bit and full AHCI with Intel ICH10R P67 chipsets

Although this might be slightly off topic. The fix incorporated your win-lite N-lite slipstream integration of Intel's sata ahci and raid drivers.

This is specific to the MARVELL STORAGE CONTROLLER on ASUS P8P67 motherboards. A similar post was made in the ASUS forum, and soon at few others.


Here is how the problem was resolved.

First of all Install n-lite slip-streamed XP pro Service pack 3 with the Intel drivers slipped in.
* note: when installing WIN XP use a 2gb or less of memory.

USE an ide DVD optical drive unit because the SATA optical drive is not recognized in windows

Connect your SATA drive to the Blue Marvell SATA port on the mother board. (ASUS)

Set SATA in bios as AHCI set MARVELL STORAGE CONTROLLER as IDE, this can automatically be set this way by pressing F5 in the advanced BIOS setup.

Save and exit.

Start windows

note: Found this reg-edit workaround at the ASUS P8P67 Pro forum

Copy the text below to Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_2822&cc_0104]
"Service"="iaStor"
"ClassGUID"="{4D36E97B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor]
"Type"=dword:00000001
"Start"=dword:00000000
"Group"="SCSI miniport"
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"ImagePath"="system32\\drivers\\iaStor.sys"
"tag"=dword:00000019
"DisplayName"="Intel RAID Controller"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor\Parameters]
"queuePriorityEnable"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor\Parameters\oromVersion]
"MajorVersion"=dword:00000006
"MinorVersion"=dword:00000000
"HotfixNumber"=dword:00000000
"BuildNumber"=dword:000003fe

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor\Enum]
"0"="PCI\\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&SUBSYS_B0001458&REV_02\\3&13c0b0c5&0&FA"
"Count"=dword:00000001
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

Save file as (NOT ON YOUR DESKTOP save in C:| directory)

iastor.reg


Double click on iastor.reg this will modify your registry to accept the next step.

Restart computer DO NOT CHANGE BIOS,

Download the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

File name: iata_enu.exe


http://downloadcente...d=3301&lang=eng

Install iata_enu.exe

This will recognize the ICH10R

Exit windows shutting down,

Move SATA cable to the "GRAY" 6gb SATA Port.

REMOVE ide DVD optical drive and Cable

INSTALL in your tower/case a SATA DVD OPTICAL drive, connect SATA cable to THE 2nd GRAY 6gb SATA port

Replug your machine power supply back in.

Start up and enter BIOS go to "Advanced settings"

[font="Impact"]Disable MARVELL STORAGE CONTROLLER,[/font]

Make sure SATA drives are set to AHCI and enabled

EXIT BIOS and save settings,

Restart machine,


Windows detects and VOILA it is running in AHCI

Right click on "My Computer" then Properties. Click on, HARDWARE tab, then Device manager, Find unknown PCI device with the yellow triangle. Then update driver from your Intel drivers.

Everything is "FIXED" no more Marvell Port functionality but it is not needed.

Took 3 days but is solid as a rock.

Fernando, Thank you again for the "education" and helping to "do it right". Having not built a system for 6 years. You brought us back up to current specs.

With my most sincere regard's and utmost respect

Jim


Here is my build

ASUS P8P67 LE
Intel Core i5 2500K
4gb Crucial DDR 3 CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 DUAL Channel
Seagate Barracuda SATA 1-TB Hard Drive 3Gb/s 32mb cache 7,200rpm
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC 1024MB PCIe

Edited by jimbra, 06 April 2011 - 10:58 PM.


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Hello Jim,

on behalf of other users with an Intel P67 chipset mainboard, who may run into the same problem as you, I want to thank you for your interesting and detailed workaround about how you solved it.

There are still some details, which I don't really understand:
  • Are you sure, that your Intel P67 mainbpard has an Intel ICH10R Southbridge?
    According to my knowledge all P67 have an Intel 6-series Express Southbridge. The related AHCI Controller should be the "Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller" and not the ICH10R one.
  • Why did you put the Intel SATA RAID Controller into the registry?
    If you want to use your SATA hdd in "AHCI" mode, you have to enable the Intel SATA AHCI Controller and not the RAID one.
Please have a look into the Device Manager. Which Controller names do you see within the "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and - if applicable - within the "SCSI and RAID Controllers" section?

Regards
Fernando
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Hello Jim,

on behalf of other users with an Intel P67 chipset mainboard, who may run into the same problem as you, I want to thank you for your interesting and detailed workaround about how you solved it.

There are still some details, which I don't really understand:[list=1][*]Are you sure, that your Intel P67 mainbpard has an Intel ICH10R Southbridge?
According to my knowledge all P67 have an Intel 6-series Express Southbridge. The related AHCI Controller should be the "Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller" and not the ICH10R one.


I confirm what you say, Fernando. I've done two installation :
- in the first trial, i've added every driver proposed for the text mode. After completing my installation, Windows recgnize it as "Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller" (since I do have a Raid configuration with a system installed on a single SSD. (note for Jim : I have a P8P67-M Pro and all my HDDs are plugged on the P67 chipset ports).
- in the second trial, I just added "Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller" and it still works properly.

I also added in every tril the INF file as you described in the first post (part 6 on the operating mode).

I hope it will help you, Jim.

Fernando, I will describe the whole building of the nlite Windows CD in this topic. If you want to update the first post to describe the specifities of the P67, it should help.

Regards,

Eddi

Edited by EddiNathan, 07 April 2011 - 10:56 AM.

My current system:
Asus P8P67-M PRO | Intel Core i5 2400 | 2x2048 MB G.Skill PC3-12800CL7D (4GBXM) | Intel x25-V 40Gb| 2x 500Gb Scorpio-blue 5400RPM (2.5") as RAID 0 | Corsair HX 520W | Saphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X | Lian-Li v351

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Hi Fernando


Are you the same Fernando who had moded driver packs for the nforce2 long time ago? :P If so, long time no see XD (i know you from another forum tho, nforceHQ or somethign like that i think :P)

On to more importan matters:

NETBOOK:

Exomate x912
Intel ICH7M/MDH
atom n270
1gb ddr2
Intel Value SSD 2gb (which, to my knowledge, can't be connected to ANYTHING but this fraking netbook)

Problem/s:

I had to wipe the ssd of this machine. It belongs to one of my mother's friends, it was used for her daughters school, it had BIOS and Windows administrator paswords, and the school refused to reveal them (or so they say, weird, if you ask me, cause it was bought by them and later handled to the school...)

I can't, for the life of me, install windows XP on it again.

If i integrate NO driver, i get the 0x0000007B BSOD early on the text mode part of the installation.

I then tried integrating several versions of the intelINF, and the text mode part went ok, i was able to select the valueSSD drive, format and copy files to it, but after the reboot, when the netbook loads the WINDOWS XP boot screen for the first time, before the graphical instalation begins, again the 0x0000007B BSOD.

I then found a guide telling me to only integrate the textmode driver for MY hardware, and i did so, with the one provided on that guide. (it was older than what is now posted here).

When i did it, i got an error that was posted here (and by googling it, i got here :P)

BAD_POOL_HEADER

...

***STOP: 0x00000019 (0x00000020, 0xF8471538, 0xF8471B50, 0xCCC35D5B)

*** acpi.sys - Address F8471538 base at F845B000, DateStamp 480252b1
*** acpi.sys - Address F8471B50 base at F845B000, DateStamp 480252b1


I then downloaded as many intel texmode drivers as i could find, and tired a few from this thread. So far, i either keep getting the 0x0000007B BSOD when windows tries to load the GUI part of the installation, or the BSOD i quoted.

I have tried so far (when i don't mention the BSOD, its the 0x0000007B one)

AHCI_v7.0.0.1020_for_ICH8 -> 0x00000019 BSOD
f6flpy3288 (8.8.0.1009)
f6flpy96x86 (9.6.0.1014) -> 0x00000019 BSOD
32bit_Intel_textmode_driver_v8.9.0.1023_mod_by_Fernando
32bit Intel RST AHCI & RAID driver v10.1.0.1008 WHQL
32bit Intel RST AHCI & RAID driver v10.1.0.1008 mod by Fernando

Each time starting with a fresh CD.

Im kinda lost by now, thinking about instaling lubuntu on it, and asking for forgiveness...

I also tried to install on a 16gb sd on mine, cause the netbook has a card reader, but then windows wont boot into the GUI part of the installation, complaining about a problem with hal.dll, and no boot.ini fidling fixed that either :(

I played with "fixboot" and "fixmbr" from the recovery console also.

Whatsmore, Exo is a local brand, and it offress NO support, no downloads, no nothing...

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Edit: the netbook has NO cd reader, i use an external USB dvdrw

Edited by Sesshoumaru, 08 April 2011 - 03:32 PM.


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@ Sesshoumaru:

It is not easy for me to help you, because you obviously are using a very exotic netbook with a very exotic SSD.

Assuming, that the Intel SATA Controllers of your netbook are set to "AHCI" mode, I recommend to do the following:
  • Connect the SSD with the first of the SATA ports (usually port0).
  • Download >this< driver package and unzip it (don't use the desktop as storage place!).
  • Let nLite integrate the prepared driver as textmode driver.
  • When you get the driver integration popup window, just check the listed "Intel® ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller".
  • Let nLite create the ISO file and burn the XP CD as bootable image.
  • Boot off the XP CD and look what happens.
Good luck!
Fernando
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Hello Jim,

on behalf of other users with an Intel P67 chipset mainboard, who may run into the same problem as you, I want to thank you for your interesting and detailed workaround about how you solved it.

There are still some details, which I don't really understand:

  • Are you sure, that your Intel P67 mainbpard has an Intel ICH10R Southbridge?
    According to my knowledge all P67 have an Intel 6-series Express Southbridge. The related AHCI Controller should be the "Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller" and not the ICH10R one.
  • Why did you put the Intel SATA RAID Controller into the registry?
    If you want to use your SATA hdd in "AHCI" mode, you have to enable the Intel SATA AHCI Controller and not the RAID one.
Please have a look into the Device Manager. Which Controller names do you see within the "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and - if applicable - within the "SCSI and RAID Controllers" section?

Regards
Fernando



Hello Fernando,

I am reasonably sure that the ASUS P8P67 LE motherboard has the ICH10R Southbridge.

Here is the Intel RST log file,

http://www.datafileh...d-e1d0c1f2.html

If I understand you correctly, Then either the options are to run my system is AHCI or in RAID mode and there is not an option to run AHCI+RAID?

The Device Manager states: Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller Driver Version 10.1.0.1008

According to the Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) GUI it conveys that AHCI+RAID is available on the system.

As for the reason of the reg edit inserting the SATA RAID controller into the registry. It just happened to work out after doing so. Dumb luck I guess or it might be it is not necessarily needed..

Curiosity is killing the cat and having a fresh pair of 1 TB SATA hard drives for my anticipated RAID array. I will attempt the same installation on one of the fresh SATA drives without the registry modification. Reason being to determine if the reg. mod may not be all that necessary.

Before that is attempted, There is a Golf match in Georgia that needs to be purveyed on my end.

Thanks again for all of your invaluable help and direction.

Just another nuance of something I noticed which is not directly related to this topic, When starting Win XP in IDE mode. The start-up time from boot was about 30+seconds and when in (what I may think) AHCI mode is 8 seconds.

Best regards

Jim

Edited by jimbra, 09 April 2011 - 06:10 AM.





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