SATA/RAID Drivers possible working alternative?
Posted 30 December 2003 - 08:34 AM
What if you replaced an unneeded file on your Windows XP CD, for example pcmcia.sy_ (which would only be needed for a laptop), then copy over your own sys file and rename it to pcmcia.sys?
For example I have a Promise ATA133 PCI IDE controller that uses ultra.sys, rename that to pcmcia.sys and put it in the i386 directory.
Sorry I can't test it, because I'm not using that controller, but if anyone else is willing to try, let me know
Posted 30 December 2003 - 09:15 AM
Posted 30 December 2003 - 09:52 AM
There's a file called pcmcia.sy_ in the i386 folder so delete that, then get your own sys file from your SATA/RAID driver package and rename that to pcmcia.sys ('makecab' it to change it to pcmcia.sy_) then put it in the i386 folder.
(if you used gosh's reducing size of source, you'll get a BOOT folder listing all the sys files for reference. If not, I can screenshot the contents if needed)
Posted 30 December 2003 - 11:01 AM
Posted 30 December 2003 - 11:19 AM
Maybe after New Year's (got a NYE party to prepare for!) I'll pop in my Promise ATA133 card in one of the other PCs and plug one of my HDDs to it.
I've never actually installed Windows XP to a HDD connected to a PCI IDE card, what happens when I don't install the drivers using F6? (just need to know for reference)
Posted 01 January 2004 - 02:08 AM
1 - text mode verifies the file isn't corrupted by comparing the checksum in layout.inf, if you replace the file it won't match up.
2 - XP deletes ramdrive.sys because it's listed in syssetup.inf to be removed. For my ramdrive, i use ramdriv.sys. I assume the author named it this so xp wouldn't remove it. To avoid any conflicts like this, you'll want to use another name.
3 - If the file is digitally signed, you might get sfc errors or things like that.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 09:02 AM
There is a restriction in the "txtsetup.sif-mode":
If you want to use the recovery console (winnt32 /cmdcons) you have to copy your
controller drivers MANUALLY!!!
Happy New Year !
Posted 01 January 2004 - 09:47 AM
You just need to change the registry changes in there like they are now in the reg currently for ur raid controller and change the file names to the current ones, i can send u my files if u want to use em of have a look at them.
Posted 02 January 2004 - 09:04 AM
aic78u2.sys = 1,,,,,,4_,4,1,,,1,4
aic78xx.sys = 1,,,,,,4_,4,1,,,1,4
si3112r.sys = 1,,,,,,4_,4,1,,,1,4
cpqarray = cpqarray.sys,4
atapi = atapi.sys,4
aha154x = aha154x.sys,4
sparrow = sparrow.sys,4
symc810 = symc810.sys,4
aic78xx = aic78xx.sys,4
Si3112r = Si3112r.sys,4
sparrow = "Adaptec AHA-151X/AHA-152X/AIC-6X60 SCSI Adapter"
aha154x = "Adaptec AHA-154X/AHA-164X SCSI Host Adapter"
aic78xx = "Adaptec AHA-294X/AHA-394X/AIC-78XX SCSI Controller"
si3112r = "Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller for Windows XP"
Unnatended.TXT/winnt.sif should be pretty self explanatory, read the thread at abit forums and for which files u need to copy, i included both the files i posted parts from..
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