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Please check the iaStor.sys file in your "STOR_all32_f6flpy32_8.6.0.1007_PV" download. I got an "iaStor.sys is corrupt" message while trying it. My hunch is that this is for the 64bit version, however I only have a 32bit so I can't get around to trying it.

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Please check the iaStor.sys file in your "STOR_all32_f6flpy32_8.6.0.1007_PV" download. I got an "iaStor.sys is corrupt" message while trying it. My hunch is that this is for the 64bit version, however I only have a 32bit so I can't get around to trying it.

Hi jpaugustin,

Perhaps this post helps http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...st&p=808052

If you dont want to use my files, download from Intel Matrix Storage Manager page

And unpack like I explain in that post..

Good luck!

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How do I know I am using the Intel or J-Micron Ports?

I have a SOny Vaio FW-11M Notebook, and I am quite green on playing with this subject, although quite experienced with computers.

Thank you!

Change in BIOS to IDE mode install windows, download and install HWiNFO32 if you need to know more about what hardware you have in your new laptop.

Then you perhaps know more what kind of drivers you need for the Vaio in AHCI mode..

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The S-ATA hdd's have to be connected to the Intel S-ATA ports of the mainboard.

Important: Many Intel chipset mainboards have Intel and JMicron S-ATA connectors. Before you continue with your preparations, you should check, if the S-ATA cables of your hdd's are really connected to the Intel ports. If you are using the JMicron S-ATA ports, you have to integrate/load the JMicron textmode drivers (you can get them here). Otherwise Windows Setup will not detect your S-ATA connected hdd(s) at all.

In the link for the Jmicron connectors there are many .zip files containing drivers with the same names. which ones should we download and integrate?

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Please check the iaStor.sys file in your "STOR_all32_f6flpy32_8.6.0.1007_PV" download. I got an "iaStor.sys is corrupt" message while trying it. My hunch is that this is for the 64bit version, however I only have a 32bit so I can't get around to trying it.
Since the Intel textmode driver download links within my guide are Intel's official ones, I doubt, that the original IASTOR.SYS file of the "STOR_all32_f6flpy32_8.6.0.1007_PV" package is corrupt. You usually get this message, when you have integrated a 64bit textmode driver into a 32bit OS or vice versa.
How do I know I am using the Intel or J-Micron Ports?

I have a SOny Vaio FW-11M Notebook, and I am quite green on playing with this subject, although quite experienced with computers.

The easiest way is to ask the vendor of the notebook or the Sony support.
In the link for the Jmicron connectors there are many .zip files containing drivers with the same names. which ones should we download and integrate?
You should always take the newest one with the highest version number. Here is the link: ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/jmb36x/Win2k_...R1.17.43.05.zip
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Thanks to Fernando and everyone helping out with this topic. My eyes have gotten blurry with all the info out there. This forum seems to have some of the better advice.

This is the question/problem I'm having. My computer documentation says that I have an Nvidia system chipset (GeForce7100/nForce630i) AND an Intel Broadwater/ICH8 series chipset I/O controller hub. I researched each and both have S-ATA drivers for download. Which ones do I use for a slipstream install of XP?

I'm not interested in using RAID, I just want to do a clean install of XP(32bit) on the new hardware (desktop w/vista) & have the new SATA hard drive I bought to work properly. Please help.

Thanks

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This is the question/problem I'm having. My computer documentation says that I have an Nvidia system chipset (GeForce7100/nForce630i) AND an Intel Broadwater/ICH8 series chipset I/O controller hub. I researched each and both have S-ATA drivers for download. Which ones do I use for a slipstream install of XP?

I'm not interested in using RAID, I just want to do a clean install of XP(32bit) on the new hardware (desktop w/vista) & have the new SATA hard drive I bought to work properly. Please help.

Thanks

Without having concrete experience with that combo, I'd say - the ones to which your boot partition will be connected to. Or both - I don't think it would hurt. :)

GL

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This is the question/problem I'm having. My computer documentation says that I have an Nvidia system chipset (GeForce7100/nForce630i) AND an Intel Broadwater/ICH8 series chipset I/O controller hub. I researched each and both have S-ATA drivers for download. Which ones do I use for a slipstream install of XP?

I'm not interested in using RAID, I just want to do a clean install of XP(32bit) on the new hardware (desktop w/vista) & have the new SATA hard drive I bought to work properly.

You can do what GrofLuigi proposed, but I am nearly sure, that your S-ATA hdd is connected with a NVIDIA nForce 630i S-ATA Controller. To verify that, you should either look into your mainboard manual or - if possible - run Vista and look into the "IDE ATA ATAPI Controllers" resp. "Storage Controllers" section of the Device Manager for a special Intel or NVIDIA S-ATA Controller.

In this case I recommend to set the related S-ATA Controller to AHCI mode within the mainboard BIOS and to integrate the SATA_IDE driver folder of a suitable nForce chipset driver package (NVIDIA's official set v15.24 would be fine) as TEXTMODE driver to get your S-ATA disk detected.

For further informations you should have a look into the "Tips for users with a non-Raid nForce S-ATA system" you can find within the Annex II part of this guide.

If your S-ATA hdd should be connected with an Intel ICH8R SATA AHCI Controller, you have to integrate the 32bit Intel textmode driver according to my guide within the first post of this thread.

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Fernando1 you are a God!

Without your tutorial I never would have been able to install XP x64 to my ECS G33T-M2 motherboard with Intel G33 and ICH9 chipsets. You my friend, are a good person for taking the time to do this for us. Thank You Very Much!

Your Friend

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Hi fernando,

I followed your well structured and usefull guide to integrate these SATA drivers, only it doesn't work with me :/

I'm trying to install the my Win XP on a virutal system using VMware Workstation..

In ur guide it is said, that one needs to change the settings in the BIOS, but I can't find them, meaning i don't think I can choose..

The BIOS of the virtual machine is by "Phoenix".

Hope the information helps you to support me..

Thx for replying :) ,

Cheers

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@ Glaedr:

AFAIK you can't do a vitual install of an OS by using VMware, if you have a RAID or AHCI system.

So you have to do a real install.

Which Southbridge chipset does your mainboard/notebook have?

Are you running RAID or AHCI?

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Okay :).. so what do u propose I should use to test my unattended cd?

Here's the chipset report:


--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage [url="http://www.lavalys.com/"]http://www.lavalys.com/[/url]
Report Type Quick Report
Computer MIKE
Generator Admin
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-11-20
Time 21:10


--------[ Chipset ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ North Bridge: Intel Calistoga i945GM/PM ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge Intel Calistoga i945GM/PM
Revision 03
Package Type 1202 Pin FC-BGA
Package Size 3.4 cm x 3.4 cm
Core Voltage 1.5 V
In-Order Queue Depth 12

Memory Controller:
Type Dual Channel (128-bit)
Active Mode Dual Channel (128-bit)

Memory Timings:
CAS Latency (CL) 4T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 4T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 4T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 12T

Error Correction:
ECC Not Supported
ChipKill ECC Not Supported
RAID Not Supported
ECC Scrubbing Not Supported

Memory Slots:
DRAM Slot #1 1024 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 1024 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information [url="http://www.intel.com/products/browse/chipsets.htm"]http://www.intel.com/products/browse/chipsets.htm[/url]
Driver Download [url="http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/index.htm"]http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/index.htm[/url]

[b][ South Bridge: Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M ][/b]

South Bridge Properties:
South Bridge Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M
Revision / Stepping E1 / A1
Package Type 652 Pin mBGA
Package Size 3.1 cm x 3.1 cm
Core Voltage 1.5 V

High Definition Audio:
Audio Controller Type Intel 82801GB(M) ICH7
Codec Name SigmaTel STAC9200
Codec ID 83847690h
Codec Revision 00102201h

PCI Express Controller:
PCI-E x1 port #1 Empty
PCI-E x1 port #2 In Use @ x1 (Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [NoDB])
PCI-E x1 port #4 Empty

Chipset Manufacturer:
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information [url="http://www.intel.com/products/browse/chipsets.htm"]http://www.intel.com/products/browse/chipsets.htm[/url]
Driver Download [url="http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/index.htm"]http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/index.htm[/url]

About RAID/AHCI im not sure let's see.. i'll post the whole report (btw im an absolute noob if it comes down to things like this ;)):

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage [url="http://www.lavalys.com/"]http://www.lavalys.com/[/url]
Report Type Quick Report
Computer MIKE
Generator Admin
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-11-20
Time 21:15


--------[ Windows Storage ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ FUJITSU MHV2100BH ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description FUJITSU MHV2100BH
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File disk.inf

Device Manufacturer:
Company Name Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Product Information [url="http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/products/hard-drives"]http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/products/hard-drives[/url]

[ ST340083 3A USB Device ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description ST340083 3A USB Device
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File disk.inf

Device Manufacturer:
Company Name Seagate Technology LLC
Product Information [url="http://www.seagate.com/products"]http://www.seagate.com/products[/url]

[ WD 10EAVS External USB Device ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description WD 10EAVS External USB Device
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File disk.inf

[ RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File cdrom.inf

[ RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File cdrom.inf

[ RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File cdrom.inf

[ SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2535.0
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File cdrom.inf

Device Manufacturer:
Company Name Sony Electronics Inc.
Product Information [url="http://www.sonyburners.com/products/index.php"]http://www.sonyburners.com/products/index.php[/url]
Firmware Download [url="http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm"]http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm[/url]

[ Intel® 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4 ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description Intel® 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4
Driver Date 15.11.2006
Driver Version 8.2.0.1011
Driver Provider Intel
INF File oem28.inf

Device Resources:
Port BFA0-BFAF

[ Primärer IDE-Kanal ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description Primärer IDE-Kanal
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2600.2180
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File mshdc.inf

Device Resources:
IRQ 14
Port 01F0-01F7
Port 03F6-03F6

[ Sekundärer IDE-Kanal ]

Device Properties:
Driver Description Sekundärer IDE-Kanal
Driver Date 01.07.2001
Driver Version 5.1.2600.2180
Driver Provider Microsoft
INF File mshdc.inf

Device Resources:
IRQ 15
Port 0170-0177
Port 0376-0376

[ SCSI/RAID Host Controller ]


Device Resources:
IRQ 09
Port FFE0-FFEF


--------[ Logical Drives ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

C: Local Disk NTFS 89118 MB 48077 MB 41041 MB 46 % F453-7DC1
D: (XP_MCE_SP2_GER) Optical Drive CDFS 2741 MB 2741 MB 0 KB 0 % 8D7C-12FD
E: (BackUp) Local Disk NTFS 381551 MB 115598 MB 265953 MB 70 % 2003-B5ED
F: (My Book) Local Disk NTFS 953867 MB 408136 MB 545730 MB 57 % FC63-7E71
G: Optical Drive
H: Optical Drive
I: Optical Drive


--------[ Physical Drives ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Drive #1 - FUJITSU MHV2100BH (91 GB) ]

#1 Dell Utility 0 MB 78 MB
#2 (Active) NTFS C: 78 MB 89118 MB
#3 Unknown (Code: $DB) 89196 MB 4753 MB

[ Drive #2 - WD 10EAVS External USB Device (931 GB) ]

#1 NTFS F: (My Book) 0 MB 953867 MB

[ Drive #3 - ST340083 3A USB Device (372 GB) ]

#1 NTFS E: (BackUp) 0 MB 381551 MB


--------[ Optical Drives ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A ]

Optical Drive Properties:
Device Description SONY DVD+-RW DW-Q58A

[ RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device ]

Optical Drive Properties:
Device Description RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device

[ RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device ]

Optical Drive Properties:
Device Description RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device

[ RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device ]

Optical Drive Properties:
Device Description RV6368D IFG814Q SCSI CdRom Device


--------[ ASPI ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

00 00 00 Disk Drive FUJITSU MHV2100BH
00 07 00 Host Adapter atapi
01 00 00 Optical Drive SONY DVD +-RW DW-Q58A
01 07 00 Host Adapter atapi
02 00 00 Optical Drive RV6368D IFG814Q 2.0B
02 01 00 Optical Drive RV6368D IFG814Q 2.0B
02 02 00 Optical Drive RV6368D IFG814Q 2.0B
02 07 00 Host Adapter aabu0ng9


--------[ ATA ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ FUJITSU MHV2100BH (NW08T63267H6) ]

ATA Device Properties:
Model ID FUJITSU MHV2100BH
Serial Number NW08T63267H6
Revision 00850028
Parameters 190899 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector
LBA Sectors 192426570
Buffer 8 MB (Dual Ported, Read Ahead)
Multiple Sectors 16
ECC Bytes 0
Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA-100)
Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA-100)
Unformatted Capacity 93958 MB

ATA Device Features:
SMART Supported
Security Mode Supported
Power Management Supported
Advanced Power Management Supported
Write Cache Supported
Host Protected Area Supported
Power-Up In Standby Not Supported
Automatic Acoustic Management Supported
48-bit LBA Supported
Device Configuration Overlay Supported

ATA Device Manufacturer:
Company Name Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Product Information [url="http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/products/hard-drives"]http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/products/hard-drives[/url]


--------[ SMART ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ FUJITSU MHV2100BH (NW08T63267H6) ]

01 Raw Read Error Rate 46 100 100 72503 OK: Value is normal
02 Throughput Performance 0 100 100 27721728 OK: Always passing
03 Spin Up Time 25 100 100 1 OK: Value is normal
04 Start/Stop Count 0 99 99 1793 OK: Always passing
05 Reallocated Sector Count 24 100 100 0 OK: Value is normal
07 Seek Error Rate 0 100 87 1419 OK: Always passing
08 Seek Time Performance 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passing
09 Power-On Time Count 0 87 87 24941361 OK: Always passing
0A Spin Retry Count 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passing
0C Power Cycle Count 0 100 100 1789 OK: Always passing
C0 Power-Off Retract Count 0 100 100 198 OK: Always passing
C1 Load/Unload Cycle Count 0 96 96 81410 OK: Always passing
C2 Temperature 0 100 100 11, 48 OK: Always passing
C3 Hardware ECC Recovered 0 100 100 731 OK: Always passing
C4 Reallocation Event Count 0 100 100 441974784 OK: Always passing
C5 Current Pending Sector Count 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passing
C6 Off-Line Uncorrectable Sector Count 0 100 100 0 OK: Always passing
C7 Ultra ATA CRC Error Rate 0 200 200 0 OK: Always passing
C8 Write Error Rate 0 100 100 18584 OK: Always passing
CB <vendor-specific> 0 100 100 45285539 OK: Always passing
F0 Head Flying Hours 0 200 200 0 OK: Always passing

I think it's RAID though!

Thx for ur help, i don not take it for granted!

Cheers

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Okay :).. so what do u propose I should use to test my unattended cd?
Create a bootable XP CD with integrated 32bit Intel textmode drivers as written within the first post of this thread.

When you come to the step, where to decide which Intel Controllers you want to be supported, enable just the 5th and the 6th of the listed ones (those with the "ICH-7M" within the names).

Do not integrate, remove or tweak anything else.

Let nLite burn directly the image.

I think it's RAID though!
And I think it's AHCI.

Good luck!

Fernando

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