I am sorry for the late reply, but I didn't realize your request earlier.
Why do you want the meanwhile outdated driver named "32bit AMD/ATI SB7xx RAID&AHCI Driver v9-4 (WHQL)"? There are much newer and probaby better AHCI/RAID drivers from AMD/ATI available.
Furthermore I am not able to send you the requested driver within the next 4 weeks, because I am in holidays and far away from my home.
Here is my comment:
It appears that the ssd is not connected directly to the sb (from what I can see and based off of the manual) hardware id's
no idea how to read these or interpret if they are correct.
These are the HardwareID's of the device named "JMB36X Standard Dual Channel PCIE IDE Controller" and belongs to a JMicron
SATA port. If your SSD really is connected to that port and you want to get Windows XP installed in AHCI mode, you have to load/integrate the suitable AHCI driver from JMicron
Please check the SATA port, where your SSD is connected.
Also, will I need to install any of the drivers that came with my MB disk in addition to yours or does the one you modded replace these?--there are AMD and jmicron drivers available.
If your SSD is connected with any Jmicron SATA port, you have to integrate the JMicron driver instead of the AMD one.
By the way:
As far as I know it is not possible to do a direct upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. If I am right, all your efforts to get Windows XP installed prior to the Win7 upgrade installation are useless.
This is what I recommend for you:
1. Connect your SSD with the first AMD SATA port of your mainboard (usually Port0). The AMD SATA port will give you a better perfrmance than the JMicron port.
2. Set the AMD SATA port to AHCI mode within the BIOS.
3. Do a fresh Windows 7 installation onto your SSD. after having set the SATA Controller of your SSD. Don't enter the Win7 Upgrade product key you got (it will not be accepted).
4. Follow >this<
guide about how to get the Windows 7 Upgrade version activated.
Edited by Fernando 1, 20 September 2011 - 03:05 PM.