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majax79

OEM windows XP issue

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majax79    0

Hello,

I had a meltdown before and figured I'd stop trying to use Nlite but I'm back at it again.

I've got a Dell XPS Gen5. I have a Dell Windows XP disc and an original Windows XP disc with serial number.

When I get to selecting what drive to install windows on, all that shows up is "unknown disk".

I need to know how to stop that from happening. I found the txtsetup.oem file and I'm wondering if all I have to do is slipstream the following inf files?

[Files.scsi.iaStor_ICH7DH]

driver = disk1, iaStor.sys, iaStor

inf = disk1, iaStor.inf

catalog = disk1, iaStor.cat

[Files.scsi.iaAHCI_ICH7R]

driver = disk1, iaStor.sys, iaStor

inf = disk1, iaAHCI.inf

catalog = disk1, iaAHCI.cat

[Files.scsi.iaStor_ICH6R]

driver = disk1, iaStor.sys, iaStor

inf = disk1, iaStor.inf

catalog = disk1, iaStor.cat

[Files.scsi.iaAHCI_ICH6R]

driver = disk1, iaStor.sys, iaStor

inf = disk1, iaAHCI.inf

catalog = disk1, iaAHCI.cat

Do all I have to do to get the xp disc to install this time is to slipstream those 4 inf files?

I do also have a windows XP disc but I tried installing that and it didn't find the Hard Drives either.

P.s. I will never by an OEM machine again.

Edited by majax79

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johnhc    3

majax79, the text mode drivers go into the Drivers section of nLite. And, please attach (not paste) your Last Session.ini. Make sure to always start with a fresh copy of your CD files/folders, do all your work in one nLite session and integrate only one SP. Please report when you have a solution, so others can benefit. Enjoy, John.

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majax79    0
Yes, integrate the textmode driver.

Ok, so that means to manually add the 2 INF files?

Just wanting to confirm.

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Sorry, I missed the part where you said you had 4 inf files. I'm not sure what's up with having multiple inf files. A few weeks ago I would have said no biggie but I kind of recall reading a post here saying you shouldn't slipstream more than 1 textmode driver.

Now you have 2?

Is there only 1 txtsetup.oem with those files?

Can you point me to where you downloaded the files so I can test things on my end and see?

If anyone has experience with multiple inf files, please chime in.

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majax79    0

Hello,

I misquoted. The OP information was copy/pasted from the txtsetup.oem file. I didn't notice that two of the .inf files listed above have the same name. So, according to that there are two .inf files listed.

I went into BIOS and I have 4 listed PATA drives. The only one that I have anything installed on is PATA-0.

It's A 320GB WD HD. WD3200AAKS-00B3a0.

The driver files listed in the device manager for this HD are disk.sys and partmgr.sys

Both iaStor.inf and iaAHCI.inf have listed in their file that they are INF Files for Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Driver

I just looked at the txtsetup.oem file again and here's some the entire txt:

; ****************************************************************************

; ****************************************************************************

; ** Filename: TxtSetup.OEM

; ****************************************************************************

; ****************************************************************************

[Disks]

disk1 = "Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver", iaStor.sys, \

[Defaults]

scsi = iaStor_ICH7DH

;----------- Component Section -----------

[scsi]

iaStor_ICH7DH = "Intel® 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)"

iaAHCI_ICH7R = "Intel® 82801GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)"

iaStor_ICH6R = "Intel® 82801FR SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH6R)"

iaAHCI_ICH6R = "Intel® 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH6R)"

;-------------------------------------------

[Files.scsi.iaStor_ICH7DH]

driver = disk1, iaStor.sys, iaStor

inf = disk1, iaStor.inf

catalog = disk1, iaStor.cat

[Files.scsi.iaAHCI_ICH7R]

driver = disk1, iaStor.sys, iaStor

inf = disk1, iaAHCI.inf

catalog = disk1, iaAHCI.cat

[Files.scsi.iaStor_ICH6R]

driver = disk1, iaStor.sys, iaStor

inf = disk1, iaStor.inf

catalog = disk1, iaStor.cat

[Files.scsi.iaAHCI_ICH6R]

driver = disk1, iaStor.sys, iaStor

inf = disk1, iaAHCI.inf

catalog = disk1, iaAHCI.cat

;-------------------------------------------

[Config.iaStor]

value = "", tag, REG_DWORD, 1b

value = "", ErrorControl, REG_DWORD, 1

value = "", Group, REG_SZ, "SCSI miniport"

value = "", Start, REG_DWORD, 0

value = "", Type, REG_DWORD, 1

;-------------------------------------------------------

[HardwareIds.scsi.iaStor_ICH7DH]

id = "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C3&CC_0104","iaStor"

[HardwareIds.scsi.iaAHCI_ICH7R]

id = "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C1&CC_0106","iaStor"

[HardwareIds.scsi.iaStor_ICH6R]

id = "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2652&CC_0104","iaStor"

[HardwareIds.scsi.iaAHCI_ICH6R]

id = "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2652&CC_0106","iaStor"

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majax79    0

52511047.jpg

Image of the 82801GR\GH SATA ACHI Controller information. iastor.sys is listed as the driver file.

Also when I was in BIOS I verified that "RAID autodetect/HCI" was selected.

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johnhc    3

majax79, did you read my previous reply? Please do. Just point nLite (Drivers Task) to the inf files for the drivers you need. You can put more than one Text Mode drivers into nLite, just not more than one for a single device. If you are running a RAID on a SATA controller, then you will need two text mode drivers. Enjoy, John.

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majax79    0

JohnC, I don't know what drivers I need. That's what I don't understand. What inf file do I need so my HD will be recognized when I do a fresh install of Nlited windows xp.

Remember, I have a Windows XP Sp2 OEM Dell disc.

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