It will work, if you just integrate the one and only correct textmode driver for an individual hardware configuration, but it may not work, if you integrate a mixture of several textmode drivers and enable a big variety of different AHCI and RAID Controllers from different vendors.
I wanted to try your driver packs...I saw you have support for 64bit too...Won't that work?
Nevertheless you may try it. Here you can find links to some common 64bit textmode drivers for Windows XP x64:
- >NVIDIA nForce RAID and AHCI drivers<
- >Intel RAID and AHCI drivers<
- >AMD RAID and AHCI drivers<
- >VIA RAID drivers<
If you want to integrate AHCI/RAID drivers for JMicron or Marvell Controllers into a Windows XP x64 CD, you can find approproate driver links within the start post of >this< German language thread (you will find the driver links without any problem).
Because the intensive hardware detection and selection of the appropriate driver takes place within the second (GUIMODE) part of the OS installation, whereas the hdd/SSD detection has to be done within the first (=TEXTMODE) part of the OS installation. You can integrate so many different PnP drivers you want - the OS Setup will only accept the correct ones, but if you integrate a wrong textmode driver or enable a wrong AHCI/RAID Controller during the integration procedure, you may get a BSOD.
Why is the install failure risk so high?
Furthermore the textmode drivers may be overwritten during the integration procedure, if you integrate more than 1 driver with the same name (e.g. iaStor.sys).
No, you can integrate as many 64bit Ethernet drivers as you want or find. There is no risk of an OS installation failure, because the LAN drivers are PnP ones and will be sorted out within the GUIMODE part of the OS installation.So that means I may as well as abandon it?
Regarding Windows XP x64 you may try nLite, but it will be hard to find the suitable drivers for the big variety of Ethernet Controllers.
Edited by Fernando 1, 04 March 2012 - 01:04 PM.