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XP SP3 install modification to include SATA drivers for MSI X58 Pro-E

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Guys, I wonder, if there is any guide on how to manually insert the SATA drivers into Windows XP install CD. Reasons for this are simple:

 

1) MSI X58 Pro-E did not have a floppy connector, so unless I want get USB floppy, then I need this change in the install CD

 

2) all guides I found feature nLite and therefore produce only bogus, not working install on Czech Win XP SP3 (this issue is a long time there and it is still there, learned it again the hard way)

 

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So normal WinXP SP3 Czech install did not see the HDDs. Therefore no install. Modified one with included drivers by nLite (last public version 1.4.9.3 (curse the **** program!) do detect HDDs and install fine (it does, sadly, complain that bios-something file is missing?!), untill the very very end. Then is says that it cannot confirm the license and that it is. I never get into the desktop, no matter what. No idea why that happend, no idea why it won't let me enter the product code... etc.

 

So I would looking for guide that does NOT involve nLite at all, I happily do it the manual way, that way the install will work and not screw me up...

 

So anyone have some tips for such guide?


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So anyone have some tips for such guide?

 

Yes. :yes:

http://homepage.ntlw...no-answers.html

 

http://unattended.ms...xp/view/web/33/

http://unattended.ms...xp/view/web/36/

http://ryan.servehtt..._slipstream.htm

 

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Oh, are we joking... all right.

 

Thanks for your suggestions. Well, in meanwhile, I find this one: http://www.vorck.com...dows/xpsp4.html

...but since modification of WinXP SP3 CD never worked out well for me, I'm affraid that this will be yet another fail. Also Fred Vorck guide does cover only drivers that have ONE file. The drivers in question have more files:

iaahci.cat

iaAHCI.inf

iastor.cat

iaStor.inf

iaStor.sys

TXTSETUP.OEM

 

Then I'm affraid this will end in just yet another epic failure :( Cursed nLite! ...but maybe I can use their hacked SETUPAPI.DLL, because that is need to use modified install files in the first place...


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Well, to be on the safe side (since you Czech version may have some twists) you could use the more "traditional" F6 floppy approach.

That is the "safest" method and is used (by means of a virtual floppy created in grub4dos) in a few of the "Install from USB" methods, it's just a matter of porting to CD the "from USB approach", or - if you prefer have the original (untouched) XP .iso inside a grub4dos bootable .iso.

 

Particularly this "base" method:

http://www.msfn.org/...rom-a-iso-file/

should  be easy to adapt to this different way (bootable CD as opposed to bootable USB device), you just need a floppy image containing both the Winvblock driver and your drivers, something that has been also already done and tested (on USB), like here:

http://www.rmprepusb...-xp-from-an-iso

 

http://reboot.pro/to...xp-txtsetupoem/

http://www.rmprepusb.../e2bv1/dpms_srs

 

There shouldn't be particular issues with adapting the thingy to work "from booted CD" as opposed to "from booted USB" and it may even work in CD Hard Disk emulation mode :unsure:, but really-really can't you use a USB stick like all the rest of the people nowadays? 

 

Besides being faster than CD/DVD it is much easier to make experiments/changes/whatever instead of re-burning optical media though a large part of the tests might be made in a VM when it comes to installing n OS it is not rare that a VM behaves differently from a "real" machine.

 

As a side note, if the BIOS of your motherboard has "IDE compatibility mode" or similar settings in BIOS, you can always post-install the SATA driver, see:

http://www.msfn.org/...-24#entry884409

http://forums.pcper....talling-Windows

also to be "tuned" for your drivers/hardware but all in all doable. 

 

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The drivers in question have more files:
iaahci.cat
iaAHCI.inf
iastor.cat
iaStor.inf
iaStor.sys
TXTSETUP.OEM

There is a iastor example
http://www.msfn.org/...if/#entry782204

However read TXTSETUP.OEM and adjust the [HardwareIdsdatabase] section:
include all HardwareID from used TXTSETUP.OEM.




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