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

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I found this today by chance, and it is the latest (non-modified) version, so I'm attaching it here.

Thanks for your searching, finding and uploading these new AMD AHCI/RAID textmode drivers for Windows XP/XPx64 dated 04/06/2010 (32bit) resp. 03/24/2010 (64bit).
Since the original AMD textmode drivers v3.2.1548.37
  • only will support AMD SB7xx AHCI/RAID and AMD SB8xx RAID systems and
  • have some needless entries within the TXTSETUP.OEM files, which may cause error messages regarding "missing files" while installing the OS,
I have customized them.

Here are the download links to the original and WHQL certified drivers, where I have just cleaned the TXTSETUP.OEM files:
>32bit AMD SB7xx & SB8xx AHCI/RAID driver v3.2.1548.37 prepared for the XP integration<
>64bit AMD SB7xx & SB8xx AHCI/RAID driver v3.2.1548.37 prepared for the XP x64 integration<
Attention:
  • These drivers will not work with AMD SB6xx chipsets, because the HardwareID's are missing!

Users with an AMD SB6xx chipset mainboard, who want to use these newest AMD textmode drivers for Windows XP (32/64bit), may try one of these drivers, which have been customized by me:
>32bit AMD SBxxx textmode driver v3.2.1548.37 for XP mod by Fernando<
>64bit AMD SBxxx textmode driver v3.2.1548.37 for XPx64 mod by Fernando<
Attention:
  • These packages do contain the original 32/64bit AMD driver. I have only customized the associated text files with the suffix ".OEM" and ".INF".
  • Due to the customization the driver has lost the WHQL stamp, but this doesn't have any effect on the function of the driver.
  • Although I have done my very best, I cannot guarantee, that they will work for your system.
  • You may try them at own risk.
Good luck!
Fernando

Edited by Fernando 1, 05 June 2011 - 09:44 AM.



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I just registered to say a MASSIVE, EPIC thank you to Sp0iLedBrAt and Fernando 1 for posting the 3.2.1548.37 AHCI RAID driver.

I have an ASUS M4A78-EM with an SB700 and it refused to co-operate with the Catalyst 9.4 (AHCI/RAID 3.1.1540.81) drivers linked to at the start of this thread, nor the Catalyst 10.8 (AHCI/RAID 3.1.1540.127) driver on the supplied driver CD and online at game.amd.com. Windows would BSOD after installation onto the RAID array and reset itself instantly.

These new drivers, slipstreamed into XP Pro 32bit SP3, work. I don't know how you found them, and I can't for a second understand why AMD haven't officially released them because the Catalyst 10.8 driver is a year older than this new one (and even that's six months old already) but they've saved me from having to take the motherboard back or buy a separate RAID controller.

AMD: Please update your RAID drivers officially! The hardware's fine, now get the decent drivers out there!

ASUS: Not a squeek out of them; deeply unimpressed by their non-existent customer service.

Sp0iLedBrAt, Fernando 1: THANK YOU GUYS!

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I found this and it seems to be newer, XP x64 dated 05/14/2010 can check that for us plx? =O! Attached File  amd_ati.zip   192.3KB   26 downloads

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Bookmarking this thread because I recently had problem with my father's new PC :) It was Gigabyte board with 890GX chipset, and the **** drivers from 10.8 Catalyst wouldn't work! I had to download something older from Gigabyte's web :(

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I found this and it seems to be newer, XP x64 dated 05/14/2010 can check that for us plx? =O!

Thank you for the link, but this driver doesn't support RAID at all.

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Dear fernando my main board M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 880g/sb850

I entegrated ahci drivers ( in support cd )

But in instalatin screen " ....th line are bad" message appears

Is Your mode supports sb850 chipset?

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Dear fernando my main board M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 880g/sb850

I entegrated ahci drivers ( in support cd )

But in instalatin screen " ....th line are bad" message appears

Is Your mode supports sb850 chipset?

ltcelik, please post a screen shot of your error message and attach your Last Session.ini as requested in BOLD RED letters above. If you have the correct SB850 drivers, Fernando 1's method will work. Enjoy, John.

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Is Your mode supports sb850 chipset?


The original driver I downloaded officially supports SB700/SB750/SB800. I am sure Fernando made no changes to the compatibility. ASUS offers its official drivers here http://support.asus....SLanguage=en-us (under the Chipset category), so you can download it, extract it and have a go with that.

Cheers

Edited by Sp0iLedBrAt, 22 September 2010 - 09:34 AM.


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I did it, I integrated driver, Xp works now. Thank you wery much..
:thumbup

But I confused, hdd shown as SCSI, and I couldnt get information NCQ enabeled or not,
Is sb850 supports NCQ?

Everest cant get any info...

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I entegrated ahci drivers ( in support cd )
But in instalatin screen " ....th line are bad" message appears

Do you remember the line, which was mentioned? It would be fine, if you could give me the text of the whole message. This may give me the chance to correct the "bad" line.

Is Your mode supports sb850 chipset?

Yes, I didn't remove any HardwareID, which was within te original INF and OEM files.

But I confused, hdd shown as SCSI, and I couldnt get information NCQ enabeled or not,
Is sb850 supports NCQ?

It is normal, that the SATA hdd running in AHCI mode is shown as SCSI.
Since NCQ is one of the main AHCI features, it is automaticly enabled, if your have set the SATA Controllers to AHCI mode.

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Edited by Fernando 1, 23 September 2010 - 07:56 AM.


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I dont remember line number.. I dont care any more ( after four cd and sleeples nights ) :realmad:
I think , the USB fdd VID commands causes this error... ( the original drivers creted for usb fdd )

I try other method too ( regedit edition and manual replacing ahcix86.sys to \system32 \drivers folder )

Its cause litle bios reset to defaults event ,I forgot cross fingers (but my fingers already magical) but it's works, and still works (I've two HDD and four bootable volume )

:thumbup Thank you wery much for all buddies :thumbup

Edited by ltcelik, 24 September 2010 - 02:12 AM.


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A simple question: what is the reason for ATI drivers not working? Is it because the .inf files are missing strings that identify specific boards, like my father's Gigabyte one?

Btw: 890GX board is supposed to have 700-line southbridge, right? I am asking because when I played around with the drivers, I was able to use driver from the directory where 600 southbridge drivers were, which is weird as hell.

Edited by TheWalrus, 27 September 2010 - 04:24 AM.


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A simple question: what is the reason for ATI drivers not working? Is it because the .inf files are missing strings that identify specific boards, like my father's Gigabyte one?

There are different reasons why the ATI textmode drivers don't work for everyone.
These are the main problems:
  • missing HardwareID's (especially of some SB6xx chipset mainboards)
  • USB floppy support entries within the TXTSETUP.OEM file, which may give users a BSOD and
  • no separate 32/64bit TEXTSETUP.OEM files, which may cause the "cannot find the file xyz" message during the OS istallation.
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Hello
My mobo is M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 880g/sb850. I have tried to integrate the drivers from support CD and drivers from post #101 into my Win XP Professional SP3 setup CD. In both cases I have got a BSOD with error code 0x0000007E during Windows installation. The BSOD appears after all drivers are loaded from CD (just before you should select a partition to install WinXP into). When SATA is in IDE mode Windows XP installs fine.

My BSOD:
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My LastSession.ini (integrating the drivers from post #101):
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Hello
My mobo is M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 880g/sb850. I have tried to integrate the drivers from support CD and drivers from post #101 into my Win XP Professional SP3 setup CD. In both cases I have got a BSOD with error code 0x0000007E during Windows installation. The BSOD appears after all drivers are loaded from CD (just before you should select a partition to install WinXP into). When SATA is in IDE mode Windows XP installs fine.

Dronis, I trust you have seen this from MS. Can you get into Safe Mode (F8)? If so, your driver may be OK. Does your error message (screen) include a driver name or file name? Please post it, if so. Have you run nLite more than once on the same source? You should always start with a fresh copy of your CD files/folders and run nLite only once doing all your work. Where did your CD come from and is it OEM, Retail or...? Enjoy, John.

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Can I use these drivers for slipstreaming with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 32Bit x86 ?

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Can I use these drivers for slipstreaming with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 32Bit x86 ?


Ok .. I've slipstreamed the 32bit version of drivers using nLite in my win2003srv r2 sp2 and made a CD . When installing I get an error saying it can't find ahcix64.sys .

The drivers were downloaded from GigaByte and were the 1540 version . Seeing that Fernando has a newer version that was modiffied in such a way that it would avoid some such errors .. I've slipstreamed his version posted above .

But the error still stands the same

Could it be that my version is 64Bit ?

Shouldn't nLite report this ? I mean the version .. 32Bit or 64 bit ?

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East 17, it does look like you have a 32/64 problem. Without your Last Session.ini we can only guess what is going on. Please attach your Last Session.ini as requested in LARGE BOLD RED LETTERS above. Enjoy, John.

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@ East 17:

You can easily verify yourself, if you have a 32bit or 64bit version of the OS by opening the CD1 of your OS source with the Windows Explorer.
If you see a directory named "AMD64", you definitively have the 64bit version of the OS.

After having identified the OS architecture (32bit or 64bit), you should repeat the driver integration procedure by using nLite, but take care, that you
  • begin from scratch with an untouched OS source,
  • don't load the Last Session.ini file of any previous nLite processing,
  • integrate just the suitable 32bit or 64bit driver, which has been prepared or modified by me,
  • don't hit F6 while doing the final OS installation.
Good luck!
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Hello all! Great Thread.

After seeing that it is possible to change to AHCI post install, I wonder if there is a way to actually migrate and IDE mode install to a RAID setup. Here is my setup and how I think I could do it:

Windows XP SP3
Gigabyte MA790X-UDP3 - SB750
2x 74GB - One currently holds the operating system and the other is empty.
1x 250GB

Copy the driver and apply the registry edit in the live operating system.
Reboot with BARTPe or Live Linux Distribution
Copy the entire contents from the current drive to the storage disk, possibly back up the MBR
Reboot, change BIOS to RAID mode.
Initialize the array with the RAID BIOS.
Boot from CD, format new array with NTFS, copy boot sector or reinstall with some recovery disk.
Copy storage disk back to new array.
Reboot, hopefully into windows.



I want to know if this seems even remotely possible. I have never used BARTPe and is suspect that I would need to integrate the RAID drivers in order to see the array in order to format. I'm able to use a Linux Live cd, but I'm not sure if I can use it to format the array the new array NTFS. As far as the boot sector, is it possibly to just take the first sector and copy it in using the GNU dd tool? Or would it need to be install with BARTPe or my actual Windows Xp disk in recovery mode. Other the all the files stored in the volume and the MBR is there anything else needed to boot? Is there anything else to cover when it comes to simply copying the contents from one disk to the other?

Thanks in advance.

Edited by prophase, 28 December 2010 - 12:59 PM.


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@ prophase:
Welcome at MSFN Forums!

You cannot compare the switch from IDE to AHCI mode with a switch from IDE to RAID mode, especially not, if you are planning to create a RAID0 array, which is the best option to have a performance boost.
Here are my additional questions:
1. Which sort of RAID array do you want to create (RAID0 or RAID1)?
2. Why did you post your problem into the nLite thread? What has is to do with the tool nLite?

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Hello Fernando!

1. I would like to create a RAID 0. The single disk is almost full and I would definitively like to benefit from the speed boost.
2. I didn't realize this was nLite specific until after I posted. This thread was the closest I could find to what I was trying to do and so I started from there. We can have it moved to a more appropriate place.

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1. I would like to create a RAID 0. The single disk is almost full and I would definitively like to benefit from the speed boost

You may try the procedure you have posted, but I recommend to do the following:
1. Save your important data.
2. Create a Windows XP SP3 CD with integrated appropriate RAID driver by using the tool nLite.
3. Enable RAID within the BIOS and create the RAID0 array.
4. Install the OS onto a freshly created and formatted RAID partition.

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I want to know if this seems even remotely possible.

This should be possible.
CC_0106 refers to AHCI mode. CC_0104 refers to RAID mode.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1002&cc_0104]
That's one line.

Yes, add RAID drivers to BartPE. Integrated help files describe requirements.
Or ask at http://www.911cd.net...hp?showforum=30

Gigabyte MA790X-UDP3 - SB750
2x 74GB - One currently holds the operating system and the other is empty.
1x 250GB

There is another aproach.
Read your motherboard manual. Attach current system hard disk to Port 4 or Port 5.
Goto BIOS. Set RAID mode, but IDE emulation for Port4/5.
Boot XP, system is at IDE mode still.
And RAID controller is available. install RAID driver.
Clone system to 250GB.
Connect 2x 74GB to Port 1 and Port 2. Build RAID. Boot 250GB hard disk. Clone system to RAID.




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