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Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

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again Array degraded... :realmad:

i'm sick of it

Have you ever tried to disable the "write cashing" of your RAID drives? This setting has solved the RAID problems of several users.
tomorrow i'm gonna format the SO... so i can install the raid at the installation of XP..
That should be done before you start the XP installation.
Would you please explain me how to do? (to install the drivers at the installation)
Everything is explained within my guide (first post of this thread).
ps. windows xp sp3 is ok? or is better sp2?
Why SP2? If you do a fresh install, you should use the actual XP SP3 version from scratch.
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how can i disable write cashing?
1. Open the "Disk Drives" section of the Device Manager.

2. Do a right-click onto the shown NVIDIA RAID device > "Properties" > "Policies".

Now you get the option to disable the "Write Cashing" of your RAIDed hdd's.

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hello,

Nice for me to discover this forum.I have a laptop dv-6500 and i want to install windows xp on it.I need to know the drivers required for to do my slipstreaming.although have tried some but it seems not working.thanks...

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I have a laptop dv-6500 and i want to install windows xp on it.I need to know the drivers required for to do my slipstreaming.although have tried some but it seems not working.
If you want help,you should give some more informations:

1. Which is the manufacturer (HP?) and which is the exact name of your laptop (Pavilion dv6500 CTO? HP has built different laptops of the "Pavilion dv-6500 Enternainment Notebook" series.)?

2. Do you know the vendor and name of the Southbridge chip, which is on the mainboard of your laptop? You may look into your manual of the laptop. Other option: If you should still have access to Vista, open the Device Manager" and look into the "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and "Storage Controllers" sections for the names of the listed Controllers. This might us help finding the vendor and suitable SATA or RAID driver.

General notice:

You will not need to integrate any driver, if you run the SATA Controller of your laptop in "IDE/LEGACY mode". Enter the BIOS and search for an option like "native SATA Mode" or similar. This setting should be disabled, if you want to get XP installed without the currently enabled enhanced SATA settings.

CU

Fernando

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I have a laptop dv-6500 and i want to install windows xp on it.I need to know the drivers required for to do my slipstreaming.although have tried some but it seems not working.
If you want help,you should give some more informations:

1. Which is the manufacturer (HP?) and which is the exact name of your laptop (Pavilion dv6500 CTO? HP has built different laptops of the "Pavilion dv-6500 Enternainment Notebook" series.)?

2. Do you know the vendor and name of the Southbridge chip, which is on the mainboard of your laptop? You may look into your manual of the laptop. Other option: If you should still have access to Vista, open the Device Manager" and look into the "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and "Storage Controllers" sections for the names of the listed Controllers. This might us help finding the vendor and suitable SATA or RAID driver.

General notice:

You will not need to integrate any driver, if you run the SATA Controller of your laptop in "IDE/LEGACY mode". Enter the BIOS and search for an option like "native SATA Mode" or similar. This setting should be disabled, if you want to get XP installed without the currently enabled enhanced SATA settings.

CU

Fernandos

ok thanks.As per the bios there is no such settings that am very sure off.my laptop make is HP Pavilion Entertainment PC(dv 6500).whan i checked the IDE controllers from the device manager this what i saw(IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) expanding a also saw(Intel® ICH8M SATA ACHI contrllers - 2829 and Intel® ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850.

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whan i checked the IDE controllers from the device manager this what i saw(IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) expanding a also saw(Intel® ICH8M SATA ACHI contrllers - 2829 and Intel® ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850.
Ok, this information helps much. Your laptop has an Intel ICH8M Southbridge and you will need the 32bit Intel textmode driver to get XP installed.

Consequence:

Instead of the NVIDIA ones (which is the topic of this thread) you have to integrate the Intel textmode drivers into the XP CD. You will find a guide and the suitable driver within the first post of this thread.

If you have any further questions, please post into the linked Intel textmode driver thread.

Good luck!

Fernando

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whan i checked the IDE controllers from the device manager this what i saw(IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) expanding a also saw(Intel® ICH8M SATA ACHI contrllers - 2829 and Intel® ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850.
Ok, this information helps much. Your laptop has an Intel ICH8M Southbridge and you will need the 32bit Intel textmode driver to get XP installed.

Consequence:

Instead of the NVIDIA ones (which is the topic of this thread) you have to integrate the Intel textmode drivers into the XP CD. You will find a guide and the suitable driver within the first post of this thread.

If you have any further questions, please post into the linked Intel textmode driver thread.

Good luck!

Fernando

hello,

I slipstreamed the drivers the drivers you mentioned.when i run the iso image my screen goes blank and nothing happens.thnaks.....

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I slipstreamed the drivers the drivers you mentioned.when i run the iso image my screen goes blank and nothing happens.
Questions:

1. Are you sure, that you burnt the iso image correctly to get a bootable CD?

2. Have you set the CD/DVD drive as first bootable device within the BIOS?

3. Did you get the "Hit any key to start from CD/DVD" after trying to boot off the CD?

4. At which point of the XP installation did you get the blank screen (after having loaded the fist files, after having detected your hdd etc.)?

By the way: I asked you to post into this thread. This thread is just for users, who want to integrate the NVIDIA textmode drivers, but you are using the Intel ones.

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Hello again

I would like ask you in that thread also the same question for the nvidia chipset drivers.

Which is most useful for laptops?

Can I integrate some of the packages(not all) in the same nlited XP CD?

Can I select all controllers in any driver that I integrate?

And last: Can I have the recommended for laptop nvidia drivers and the intell drivers in a single nlited XP CDROM?

If some questions are alredy answered in the start of this thread, just tell me to search there.

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I want to ask you in that thread also the same question for the nvidia chipset drivers.

Which is most useful for laptops?

There is not 1 single driver (as for Intel systems), because nForce RAID systems need the SATARAID drivers, whereas the AHCI systems only will be detected, when the SATA_IDE TEXTMODE drivers are present.
Can I integrate some of the packages(not all) in the same nlited XP CD?
I do not recommend that. What you can do is to prepare 2 different Windows XP CD's, one with integrated SATARAID drivers and the other with integrated SATA_IDE drivers. The best suitable driver package for actual laptops will be NVIDIA's 15.25 driverset.
Can I select all controllers in any driver that I integrate?
Contrary to the Intel driver TEXTMODE integration you have only 2 options with RAID systems and just 1 with AHCI systems. You have to enable them, otherwise you won't get XP installed onto an nForce RAID/AHCI system.
Can I have the recommended for laptop nvidia drivers and the intell drivers in a single nlited XP CDROM?
You may try it, but I do not recommend that, because you may get problems with nForce RAID/AHCI systems, when you mix the drivers.

Additional informations:

1. The use of nLite is only allowed for private home users. You may not use nLite for business purposes.

2. If you want to create a Windows XP CD with a big variety of textmode drivers, you should not take nLite, but the DriverPacks.

Regards

Fernando

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(sry for the english im italian)

i'm gonna format...

i have to put on a floppy the drivers of the raid... (so i click F6 during the star of installation)

what have i to put on that floppy?

on gigabyte website it gives me this file (for my GA-8N-SLI Pro)

NVIDIA MCP04 SATA/SATA RAID driver (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy)

motherboard_driver_raid_nvidia_mcp04_bootdisk_xp.exe

i put this on the floppy?

or have i to put these "nForce LEGACY 699 for XP 32bit built by Fernando.zip"

i'm a little bit confused.. i have no time to integrate on the cd

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i have to put on a floppy the drivers of the raid... (so i click F6 during the star of installation)
The is the nLite Forum and not a Forum for users, who want to install Windows XP without using nLite.
on gigabyte website it gives me this file (for my GA-8N-SLI Pro)

NVIDIA MCP04 SATA/SATA RAID driver (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy)

motherboard_driver_raid_nvidia_mcp04_bootdisk_xp.exe

i put this on the floppy?

If you want to use this driver, you have to unzip/execute the EXE file and put the drivers onto the floppy.
or have i to put these "nForce LEGACY 699 for XP 32bit built by Fernando.zip"
You can take any suitable driver you want. The drivers I have linked within the first post of this thread are optimized for being integrated into a bootable XP CD.
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@ niknik:

Welcome at MSFN Forums!

For you I recommend to integrate the SATARAID driver folder of the nForce IDE drivers v.10.3.0.46, which are part of NVIDIA's official 15.25/15.26 driver packages.

Once XP is up, you can install the whole nForce chipset driver package v15.26 (you can get it here).

Good luck!

Fernando

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Wow! long thread, i was here talking about this 2.5 years ago... now i'll ask my question because it seems it's all well understood now! =)

My question is, how do i get my nVidia nForce RAID & SATA drivers onto a bootable slip-stream SP3 CD/DVD? It has been some years, and all i got is my WinXP (WXPOEM_EN which is OEM i think) CD; and i've downloaded all three SP1/SP2/SP3 files from M$'s website.

These are the current drivers i've got installed (see pic), and they seem to work well.

I can't reboot for awhile to get the nVidia Media Driver level... but later i can add that to this post. nVidia MediaShield v5.10.2600.0663.

What i want to do is create a true bootable slip-stream WinXP x32 SP3 CD/DVD so i may re-install/repair/upgrade my current OS really soon. (I have not decided if i'm doing a clean/full install or just update/repair yet.)

I did read the 1st post, but i got a little lost in all the driver permutations, is there a way to narrow it down to my situation some?

Edit: I think these are the drivers i installed some time ago:

9.16

This Win2K/XP nForce (MCP55) driver package consists of the following components:

Ethernet Driver MCP55 (v55.21) "WHQL"

Network Management Tools MCP55 (v55.23)

SMBus Driver (v4.52) "WHQL"

Installer (v5.05)

WinXP IDE SataRAID Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"

WinXP IDE SataIDE Driver (v6.66) "WHQL"

WinXP RAIDTOOL Application (v6.63)

But to be sure, here's a pic (worth ~1000 words...):

post-133689-1239851367_thumb.jpg

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@ Cor'e =):

Since you don't have a LEGACY mode nForce RAID system, I recommend to do the following:

  1. Download the actual version of nLite and NVIDIA's actual nForce chipset driverpack 15.25.
  2. Create an actual and optimized XP CD by using nLite and just integrating

    1. the Service Pack 3 (which contains all previous XP SP's) and
    2. the SATARAID driver folder of NVIDIA's actual nForce chipset driverpack 15.25.

    3. Backup your important datas.
    4. Install XP by booting off the prepared XP CD.
    5. Once XP is up, run the installer of the 15.25 driverpack.
    6. Run the latest post-SP3 Update Pack for Windows XP


      After having done that, you will have a clean, fast and up-to-date XP system.
      Good luck!
      Fernando
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Hi Fernando! =)

I have rebooted, i have a nVidia MediaShield BIOS 6.37.

I went out to nVidia to find the 15.25 Driver Pack and i have have found them and have them loaded on system, i see they add some more functionality, i like.

Now i'll try the path of enLitenment, here's the drivers that i hope will load correctly (would someone let me know if there's a problem?):

post-133689-1239919045_thumb.jpg

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@ Cor'e =):

Why are you going to integrate both nForce IDE driver folders (SATARAID + SATA_IDE)? I don't think, that you have to additionally integrate the SATA_IDE driver folder.

EDIT: I just saw, that you are going to integrate both SATARAID and SATA_IDE folders as TEXTMODE drivers. That is wrong!

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Hi again! =)

Oh, it's wrong to have both BUSDRV and the one RAIDCLASS loading? I should just have one of the BUSDRV loading then, right? Is this a case like Intel, where the RAID driver actually supplies a SATA driver?

I guess my choices are:

IDE install [M$ drivers]

AHCI SATA install [can use M$ drivers]

RAID driver install (RAID & AHCI SATA) [needs only the nVidia RAID driver because it will load both AHCI & RAID drivers?]

I wanted to have a install disk that would work if i had a MediaShield RAID or if i had no RAID, but was needing the AHCI SATA drivers. I thought MediaShield had a JBOD or individual HDD setting, not to be confused with a non-MediaShield HDD...

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Oh, it's wrong to have both BUSDRV and the one RAIDCLASS loading? I should just have one of the BUSDRV loading then, right?
No, you have to load both, but just by integrating the SATARAID driver folder

Reason:

The SATA_IDE driver folder of the actual nForce IDE drivers v10.3.0.46 does support AHCI, but the MCP55 chipset of your mainboard doesn't. So it doesn't make any sense for your system to integrate the SATA_IDE driver folder as TEXTMODE driver.

Is this a case like Intel, where the RAID driver actually supplies a SATA driver?
Contrary to the NVIDIA ones there is just 1 Intel textmode driver, which supports AHCI and RAID.
I guess my choices are:

IDE install [M$ drivers]

AHCI SATA install [can use M$ drivers]

RAID driver install (RAID & AHCI SATA) [needs only the nVidia RAID driver because it will load both AHCI & RAID drivers?]

The 2nd and 3rd choice doesn't work:

2. The generic in-box MS IDE drivers do not support the SATA AHCI Mode. A SATA hdd, which is set to "AHCI Mode" (not possible with your board) will not be detected by XP Setup.

3. If you would have an AHCI capable mainboard and would integrate the SATARAID folder, you won't get any AHCI support.

I wanted to have a install disk that would work if i had a MediaShield RAID or if i had no RAID, but was needing the AHCI SATA drivers. I thought MediaShield had a JBOD or individual HDD setting, not to be confused with a non-MediaShield HDD...
You don't have the choice "AHCI Mode", because this feature is not supported by the NVIDIA chipset of your mainboard.

Good luck!

Fernando

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how can i disable write cashing?
1. Open the "Disk Drives" section of the Device Manager.

2. Do a right-click onto the shown NVIDIA RAID device > "Properties" > "Policies".

Now you get the option to disable the "Write Cashing" of your RAIDed hdd's.

how can i do?

i can't solve this "degraded" problem even after format

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how can i disable write cashing?
1. Open the "Disk Drives" section of the Device Manager.

2. Do a right-click onto the shown NVIDIA RAID device > "Properties" > "Policies".

Now you get the option to disable the "Write Cashing" of your RAIDed hdd's.

how can i do?
You obviously cannot, because the option is greyed out. Maybe you should use another nForce IDE driver version.
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what kind of driver?

here's the situation

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