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.
note: Found this reg-edit workaround at the ASUS P8P67 Pro forum
Copy the text below to Notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"DisplayName"="Intel RAID Controller"
Save file as (NOT ON YOUR DESKTOP save in C:| directory)
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
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,
Make sure SATA drives are set to AHCI and enabled
EXIT BIOS and save settings,
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
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
This post has been edited by jimbra: 06 April 2011 - 10:58 PM