2) Integrate in your source BTS mass storage driver pack and recreate the USB disk:
Make sure "DriverPack Mass Storage text mode" is checked.
3) In BIOS switch SATA/AHCI mode to IDE/compatible if there is such option.
For the sake of convenience, I changed the SATA mode from AHCI to Compatible. Now it doesn't prompt me for the file 'iaStor.sys" any more. Hopefully, this would complete the installation without any other glitch. By the way, would there be any performance issue if the SATA mode is changed to Compatible?
And, how to integrate the SATA/AHCI driver files (iastor.cat, iastor.sys, iastor.inf, iastor.x86 - if downloaded from Intel site) into the USB drive? I understand that I should integrate these driver files into the XPSP3 ISO file first, using nLite. Then I create the bootable USB XP setup system with WinSetupFromUSP 1.0 beta8 again, with the integrated ISO file. Am I right?
Many thanks, ilko!
Just when I am writing this reply, the installation is finished without any further glitch, without bothering me about this 'iaStore.sys' stuff any more, :-)
Searching for the answer to the 'iaStor.sys' problem redirected me to this thread, #1741 in page 88:
1) Integrate the appropriate SATA driver with nLite for example
2) Switch SATA mode to IDE/compatible if your BIOS has such option
3) Integrate BTS mass storage driver pack in your source, links are just a few posts above
This is very common question which has been answered numerous times, please do use the search option.
This finding makes me blushed.
This post has been edited by cjohn: 02 November 2012 - 02:29 PM