This article was updated last on 04/05/2012, but does not mention an "Intel® Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI controller", which predates the update date.
Why should I mention this special Intel SATA Controller? There are a lot of different Intel SATA AHCI and RAID Controllers, which you will not find within my guide.
The reason is quite simple:
Within the start post I have linked a big variety of different Intel AHCI/RAID driverpacks. The TXTSETUP.OEM files of all these driverpacks contain different Controllers and even different names for the exactly same Controller type.
So any detailed information about the exact list of the supported Controllers will be more confusing than enlightening.
The screenshot within the "Processing with nLite" section of my guide was taken while integrating the old Intel MSM textmode driver v22.214.171.1243. Just to clarify, that the picture is an example and not exactly what the user will see, I wrote this sentence above that screenshot:
If you have integrated the appropriate drivers (hopefully supporting your special Intel SATA Controller too) you will get the following or rather similar "Storage Device Textmode Driver" popup window with a big variety of different Intel Controllers:
The driver file "32 bit Intel RST AHCI & Raid driver V126.96.36.1996 WHQL" has an extension `rar` and does not follow usual procedures for opening. Some elaboration may well be warranted.
Since I started this thread in November 2007 all driverpacks, which I have linked within the start post, are packed with one of the best and most common archive tools named WinRAR and can easily be unzipped by other popular Zip tools. The archiving procedure lowers the package size and the download time.
Although I have done that since 2007, none of the meanwhile 1.1 million visitors of this thread ever have criticized that.
Just to avoid.that the user tries to integrate the RAR package, I have written this sentence at the bottom of the "Preparations" chapter:
Unzip and store the driver folder of your choice somewhere
I really hope, that you succeeded with the driver integration nevertheless.