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Integration of AMD / ATI SB7XX textmode RAID / AHCI drivers on an XP

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Hello
Let´s see if this works

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Installation on an existing XP worked well for me :thumbup
Thank you guys for your fantastic work and especially to Fernando, you saved me hours and headaches !
It's incredible that AMD doesn't provide any packaged driver.

I'm using Windows XP pro 32b
My motherbard is a Asus M4A785TD-M EVO
785G chipset
SB710 southbridge

I changed SATA configuration first controller to AHCI
and second stayed EDI for my cdrom drive that doesn't like AHCI, as far as I know

After first reboot after changing bios, windows said there is a new PCI device hardware, then I chose manually the "unknown manufacturer" one.
It's a bit disturbing, because everything seems to work fine, so one doesn't understand why it's asking to select driver.

After a quick bench, it looks slightly faster than EDI.

Thanks

Antonio

Edited by pizzabiere, 17 June 2012 - 02:07 PM.


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Fernando, I want to report in with success using your AMD SBxxx v3.3.1540.26 pack to enable AHCI on my HP DV2 notebook with SB600. I slipstreamed it into XP Pro SP3. This notebook actually ships locked into Legacy IDE mode (no BIOS option) but I've discovered that installing AMD AHCI/RAID driver bypasses the BIOS settings. Linux does this too.

Also as you can see RAIDXpert util allows configuration and displays information.

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BTW I am also grateful for your nForce efforts. :)

Edited by swaaye, 05 August 2012 - 07:58 AM.


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@ swaaye:
Welcome at MSFN Forum!

I want to report in with success using your AMD SBxxx v3.3.1540.26 pack to enable AHCI on my HP DV2 notebook with SB600. I slipstreamed it into XP Pro SP3. This notebook actually ships locked into Legacy IDE mode (no BIOS option) but I've discovered that installing AMD AHCI/RAID driver bypasses the BIOS settings.

This is very good news for me and for all users with an AMD SB600 system.
Thank you very much for your important feedback!

Regards
Fernando
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Fernando,

Do you have a AMD AHCI/RAID driver pack for Vista/7 that has the Device ID for SB600?

Edited by swaaye, 07 August 2012 - 12:50 PM.


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Do you have a AMD AHCI/RAID driver pack for Vista/7 that has the Device ID for SB600?

No, I don't have such driverpack ready, but it would not be a big problem for me to build it.
I am not sure, that it will work, because Vista and Win7 need another kind of AHCI AHCI driver (amd_sata.sys) than XP (ahcix86.sys). Nevertheless I would modify the associated INF file for you, if you want to try it. Which Vista/Win7 version are you running (32bit or 64bit)?
Have you already tried to use the modded XP driver pack under Vista or Win7?
Generally you have to force the installation from within the Device Manager (right click onto the AHCI Controller > "Update Driver Software" > "Browse my computer ...." > "Let me pick ...." > "Have Disk" > point to the INF file of the modded driverpack).

By the way: This discussion is totally off-topic. You should better write me a PM.

Regards
Fernando

Edited by Fernando 1, 07 August 2012 - 01:20 PM.

My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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thanks fernando i have add more id for my notebook :D in txt..oem and ahci...inf and instaled windows xp successfully!!

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hello
the latest amd chipset driver pkg v12.8 has amd_sata.sys instead of ahcix86.sys
is that the correct file to integrate with nlite? the os is xp32 sp3 vlk
i've tested on on VirtualBox only to find an err during text mode setup, saying amd_sata.sys couldn't be found
i checked in the xp source for the files, all sata driver files from the amd chipset driver pkg (from folder SB7xx/AHCI_svr/XP) do exist
so what's the problem?

thx

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@ bun:
Welcome at MSFN Forum!

the latest amd chipset driver pkg v12.8 has amd_sata.sys instead of ahcix86.sys
is that the correct file to integrate with nlite? the os is xp32 sp3 vlk

No, the AHCI drivers named amd_sata.sys cannot be used with Windows XP. The SB7xx AHCI driver you found within the AMD Chipset driver package 12-8 only supports Windows Server 2003 (= NTx86.5.2) and not Windows XP (=NTx86.5.1)
The driver folder is named "AHCI_svr" and that means, that it is just for Server Operating systems.
You should integrate the 32bit driver, which is linked within this thread.

Regards
Fernando

@ all:
Here are the links to the latest 32/64bit AMD AHCI/RAID drivers dated 12/29/2011, which have been modified by me to make them usable with all southbridges from SB6xx up:
>32bit AMD SBxxx Textmode Driver v3.3.1540.29 for XP mod by Fernando<
>64bit AMD SBxxx Textmode Driver v3.3.1540.29 for XPx64 mod by Fernando<

Good luck!
Fernando

Edited by Fernando 1, 19 September 2012 - 05:06 AM.

My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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ouch, that's what 'svr' means :)
i've tested your files, it works. thx

btw, i figured amd ahci drivers are included in raid drivers, maybe just because raid does use ahci
but why amd doesn't include txtsetup.oem for sb6xx & sb7xx, only for sb8xx? and how did you figure out the hardware id in your txtsetup.oem?

thx

Edited by bun, 19 September 2012 - 08:57 AM.


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btw, i figured amd ahci drivers are included in raid drivers, maybe just because raid does use ahci

Yes, the driver is an AHCI one, but it seems to be managed by the AMD RAID Controller.

but why amd doesn't include txtsetup.oem for sb6xx & sb7xx, only for sb8xx?

You should better ask AMD, but not me.
Same thing: Why does AMD offer AHCI drivers for Windows XP within their AMD Chipset Driverpacks 12-8, although these AHCI drivers cannot be used with Windows XP?

and how did you figure out the hardware id in your txtsetup.oem?

I took them from the ahcix86.inf files of the SB6xx and SB7xx drivers.
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Same thing: Why does AMD offer AHCI drivers for Windows XP within their AMD Chipset Driverpacks 12-8, although these AHCI drivers cannot be used with Windows XP?

right, the folder named 'xp' in the achi path was what convinced me

one last thing fernando, i'm interested in your opinion on this issue of amd ahci driver being inferior to vista & later driver in term of performance
i know it's off-topic, i won't prolong it

thx

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one last thing fernando, i'm interested in your opinion on this issue of amd ahci driver being inferior to vista & later driver in term of performance

Simple answer: As all other chipset manufacturers AMD doesn't care much about outdated chipsets and old Operating Systems.
My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Hi. I have an HP p7-1235 desktop. Win 7 installed by HP on a 1 tb SATA drive. The specs are attached.
I have been trying to get it to dual boot windows XP 32 bit from a separate 1 tb SATA hard drive.

Have made several nLite ISOs. One of them gets as far as the blue screen in this picture.
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Have not a clue what to do next. :blink: Brain is rapidly turning to mush.

I have been slipstreaming drivers from this site: http://support.amd.c..._windows.aspx#4 ... same drivers as here I think: http://sites.amd.com...ed_xp-32.aspx#2 .

The last session ini is attached.

Fernando 1, will the last set of modded drivers you posted work for this purpose?
Also, to install win xp to the new HDD, should I start the computer in IDE or AHCI mode? From reading some of the previous posts in this topic, it seems that AHCI mode is the way to go, but I'm not sure. The choices are IDE, AHCI and RAID.

Thanks much for any help you can offer.

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Edited by login123, 29 October 2012 - 03:03 AM.


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ahcix86.inf, ahcix86.cat, ahcix86.sys, txtsetup.oem, ahcix86.

These are the names of the files (drivers) that you need in order to install AMD AHCI on Windows XP. (look at post #234 and check the contents of the package). Unfortunately, I don't see ahcix86.inf in your Last Session.ini; I see amdhub30.inf and amdxhc.inf which are (if I'm not mistaken) USB 3.0 drivers, so that's probably the reason for failing.

So, download the package a few posts up, unpack it and integrate it into nLite (in textmode). That should do the trick. And yes, change the BIOS settings to AHCI.

Cheers

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OK, working on it now. Thanks. Will post results.

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The newest wxp pro iso installed OK into virtual box with no new drivers except those from Fernando's links.
Very encouraging, thanks a million so far.
Am a bit skittish about installing it onto the new HD, so a question first, please.
Can i just install the other drivers from the .inf files when win xp is up and running?
That is, amdhub30.inf, amdxhc.inf, and any others that are needed?

Edit:
The installation onto the new HD went perfectly with nothing but the driver linked in Fernando 1's post.
Just held my breath, crossed my fingers, and away we went. :-)

After re-plugging in the original hard drive, the default boot is to win 7.
Tapping <ESC> gives the option to boot from SATA 0, which is win 7, or SATA 1, which is win xp.
Now will go about the business of installing the drivers for the rest of the hardware.

I must quit this project for a while, but still would like to know, can i install the new drivers from their .inf files?
I have never installed nor updated drivers manually.

Thanks a million, Fernando and sp0iledBrAT. You are heroes. I am enourmously grateful.
If there are any details or pictures I can post to help other readers, just say what they are and it will be done. :-)

Edited by login123, 30 October 2012 - 09:16 AM.


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I don't see why not.

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OK, I'll try it. I was editing the post above when you typed that. Will be a day or 2 before I can, but the big job is done. Thanks again.

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Sp0iLedBrAt:
Thanks for your assistance, which helped login123 to solve his problem. I haven't seen his posts until now.

@ login123:
Welcome at MSFN Forum!
It is fine, that you succeeded with the XP installation in AHCI mode using the special AMD AHCI driverpack I have customized for this purpose.

I must quit this project for a while, but still would like to know, can i install the new drivers from their .inf files?

Yes, the installation is very easy: Run the Device Manager, which will show the missing drivers by yellow marks. Then point to the INF files of the downloaded AMD chipset drivers. The hardware detection will find and install the appropriate drivers. Once all yellow marks are gone, everything will work fine.

Regards
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Edited by Fernando 1, 29 October 2012 - 10:31 AM.

My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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This project was successful. Win 7 and win xp now boot from separate hard drives by selecting them from the BIOS boot menu.
Many, many thanks to those who helped.
The step by step process and links can be found at the HP forums: HERE in post 35.
I'll post that here if it will make things easier and someone will tell me where it belongs.

Edited by login123, 07 November 2012 - 06:57 PM.


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Hello, Fernando. Thank you for your work but it seems your links in the first page are dead. Can i ask if you can update your post with the latest sata drivers for XP from AMD, found here - http://support.amd.c...id_windows.aspx version 12.10. I want to install XP on a HP 655 laptop and i need to integrate the sata drivers. I try'd to make a package with all "AMD AHCI Driver" for all of the SB7,8,9xx series but it seems i have failed and integrated Win7 Sata drivers also and geting the "the file amd_sata.sys could not be found" error. So can you please update your package with all of amd sata drivers for XP and update your first post please? Ah and btw one final question. Can amd sata drivers and intel sata drivers co-exist in the same iso? Thank you.

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So can you please update your package with all of amd sata drivers for XP and update your first post please?

Although working download links to modified versions of the most actual AMD AHCI/RAID drivers for Windows XP (32/64bit) have been already presented by me in the post No 234 of this thread, I have just updated my first post too.

Can amd sata drivers and intel sata drivers co-exist in the same iso?

It may work, but generally I do not recommend to integrate more than 1 textmode driver, if you are using nLite.
If you want to create an All-In-One XP CD containing a lot of different textmode drivers, I recommend to use the "Mass Storage DriverPack" and the tool DriverPacks Base for the integration procedure.

Regards
Fernando

Edited by Fernando 1, 18 November 2012 - 12:50 PM.

My current system:
ASUS P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 | 2x128GB Crucial M4 SSD as RAID0 in SATA3 mode | Seasonic M12II-520 Modular 520W | ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB GDDR5
My old system:
DFI nF4 Ultra-D (BIOS: 2006/04/06) | AMD Athlon64 4000+ San Diego | 2x512 MB OCZ PC3200 CL2 Rev.2 Platinum | 2x200 GB Samsung S-ATA II as Raid0 | beQuiet!Titan BQT P5-470W-S1.3 | MSI GeForce NX6600GT-TD128E

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Okay I registered because I am pulling my hair out and need some help please! I am trying to install Windows XP on a Sony Vaio VPCEL22FX. It's Chipset is the AMD A50M, and it's southbridge is AMD SB800. I have slip streamed the latest drivers from Fernando 1, the ones posted in post #234 and I get a BSOD at end of text mode Windows XP setup. For some reason these drivers do not seem to be working for my computer. Please help! Attached is my last session.ini from nLite and a screenshot from CPU-Z with my Chipset information.

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Edited by manticmage, 30 January 2013 - 01:17 AM.


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With that laptop I don't know if you will ever get XP fully working on it anyways.




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