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    Windows 7 x64
  1. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    I need to move my old XP Pro install over to work on my new i7, different chipset and all, and is NEVER easy. I got software on it that runs only under XP, so I currently boot my Core2Duo off 2 hard drives, everyday in Windows 7 on and SSD and on the occasions I need to use the XP, I boot of the other drive. Bad thing was my old system is NVidia Chipset and the drivers just keep loading no matter what you do. I got it with the Upgrade Install, though you still see the NVidia drivers load in as Safe Mode rolls the drivers by, even though there is no NVidia anymore. Nothing cleaned that out. But it runs. I just wanted to post my experience for the next guy, since this forum is where I ended up, learning how to build an XP CD with the drivers incorporated, THANKS MUCH to you! And spelling it out for me, though I did have to find a 'clean' CD, using my original Microsoft hologramed SP0 CD and just slipping in SP3 THanks again
  2. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    OK, Done. I actually got my old XP Install moved over to my new i7 Intel H67 motherboard. Yes, it took an "In-place Upgrade" to get it to work, BUT....... Was just simple. When you run an Upgrade Install using the created XP SP3 disk from Windows XP running on your old hardware (I cleaned my install first, Malware scan, deleted drivers etc.) it does reset everything and reboot the machine and you turn it off. I Moved the drive to the same SATA Port 0 on the new machine and the DVD on Port 1 holding the Win CD. Works fine until it gets to booting up the OS for the first time, for it wants to re-activate the OS. YOU HAVE TO SAY YES TO CONTINUE, you have no choice. What happened to me, and google reports others with the same issue, the activation process doesn't show up and neither does explorer.exe, A.K.A the desktop. All you have is the mouse cursor and the default desktop background. The answer was that you ARE allowed to reboot, F8, into the Command Prompt (nothing else is allowed, not Safe Mode). From the cmd window you can now run explorer.exe and bingo, your in. From here I was told to remove Internet Explorer, Reinstall the last IE8 plus the security update, make a OOBE deletion in the registry and to delete the wdr files to force activation. WHile this worked, it would not activate for I am pretty sure the activation server for XP is long gone. I decided to just use a Activation tool instead to remove the activation. That worked and the system booted correctly the next time. Just had to figure out the rest of the drivers, note: the on chip graphics and sound support I just left, not needed, and I figure the drivers are not available anyway. The one that is left behind by the Intel Slipstreamed drivers in the Intel Management Engine Interface, HECI.ini/sys. I pointed the Unknown device (Ven-8086) to the subdirector and it installs the drive, but the interface doesn't work, fails to load, after reboot, but the sys driver loads so everything is fine.
  3. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    OK, I didn't think to do a F8 start and a No Restart on Error. Set that and what do you know, the same 0F8 stop error. IT IS NOT LOADING THE SATA DRIVERS! Still loading the nVidia drivers! It won't Stop. I cannot get to the point of doing a hardware scan. Why can't you just change the loaded drivers somewhere and make this simple! Going on the the Upgrade Install
  4. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    AMAZING. With the help of this post, I actually got a working Install Disk for XP that would boot on my new H67 Intel Chipset Dell XPS 8300. AND with posts on the use of SYSPREP I actually got pretty far into moving my Windows XP Pro installation from my old nVidia ASUS motherboard with a C2Q to a new Intel Dell system, Intel H67, with an i7. . Took some work, but never got a work around for the MS limitations. Repair Install with my new XP CD gets all done but get only 1 second of the XP splash screen and reboots. No ntbtlog file either, so thinking it is a HAL problem. The difficulty was the SATA drivers, at first, to get XP on the nVidia chipset in the first place! Just couldn't get rid of them, even with a SYSPREP reset, always crashed the new machine. Strange thing is, even after all this, the Repair Install, and I get it to try a Safe Mode start, you see the dang drivers still loading!. But like I said, it doesn't seem to be that, I do not think, for there is no BSOD, just reboots. So I will post it here in hopes to help the next guy. Followed the system addressed here, and produced an XP Pro SP3 CD using my original Microsoft Retail XP Pro, no service packs. Used the latest nLite, SP3 executable, Intel Chipset INI file/drivers, and Fernando's Intel Rapid Store Text Mode Driver set, incorporating them all into a new install / recovery disk. Followed recommendations from a post about using SYSPREP to move installs with nvgts.sys, to new machines. Uninstalled all the nVidia software/drivers through Control Panel. Reboot if you have too. Used the Device Manager to switch the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers to the Standard IDE Controllers with Update Driver, Install from Specific Location, Don't Search, I will Choose. REBOOT LATER Uninstalled any nVidia nForce Controllers listed under storage controllers. REBOOT LATER. Downloaded CCleaner, Driver Sweeper AND Driver Fusion, ran them all to try and rid the system of use of nvgts.sys Reboot to Safe Mode w/Networking. Double Checked the Device Manager again, had to remove the nVidia RAID drive again. Ran all the cleaner sweepers and removed what I could. Ran SYSPREP, from an ADMIN Command Window "sysprep -factory -nosidgen -mini -activated -bmsd -shutdown" Let it do its job and shut the machine down. Moved the drive to the Intel i7. Boot Fails, still can't access the SATA bus my guess, no blue screen like a std boot cd would (07b error), just crashes. reboot from the LOVELY XP CD I just made with the incorporated SATA drives, Install, Repair, finds the XP install and repairs it. To no avail going to try a different route this time of starting an upgrade install from XP on the old machine, then moving.