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StressedforXP, on 07 February 2013 - 08:31 AM, said:
Hello, the guide on the first page was very clear and concise about which drivers I should be using and how to implement them to install my Windows XP 32b OS onto my modern computer, But alas I still have no success. I have the Asus Rampage IV Extreme x79 chipset motherboard, and a RAID 0 main drive configuration with two OCZ Vertex 2 SSDs. I currently have Win7 64b running, and wish to dual boot to the old OS for compatibility. My failure comes from the text installation portion of XP (aka the first step). I have tried slipstreaming the appropriate drivers several times with no success. Immediately after finding this article I tried slipstreaming the slightly modded/recommended drivers for x79 in the first post, only to have the exact same error. During the initial setup of windows, regardless of IDE/AHCI/RAID mode configuration, the setup will fail to load a sys file and shut down. In this case "iaStorA.sys" is always missing - the supposedly slipstreamed driver for SATA RAID.
The installation failed, because you obviously haven't read my guide carefully and tried to integrate a wrong Intel RAID driver into the XP image.
Intel X79 chipset systems do not accept any Intel RSTe driver package, which contains 2 different drivers (=SYS files): the real Intel RAID driver named iaStorA.sys
and the additional Intel SCSI filter driver named iaStorF.sys
. What your X79 system needs to get Windows XP properly installed is an Intel RST driver pack, which contains just 1 conventional RAID driver named iaStor.sys
This is what I have written within my guide (= start post) regarding this point:
Fernando 1 said:
- For users with an Intel X79 chipset AHCI/RAID system:
Restart the nLite processing from scratch by copying the content of the clean XP CD into a separate folder of your system (C:\XPCD or similar). Don't load any preset (Last_Session.ini) and integrate just the 32bit Intel RST textmode driver v10.5.2.1010 for X79.
Then let nLite create the ISO file, burn it as bootable image or create a bootable FAT32 formatted USB flash drive.