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Avoid the F6 floppy install

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Hi,

I would like to go completely floppy-less when I install/format Windows XP Pro xp2. I have the ICH9R chipset and would like my boot drive to run in the AHCI mode. Before, I've just been using a floppy drive, pressing F6, and installing the driver for AHCI mode. I'm wondering that if I just incorporate the driver with nlite under the driver option if I would be fine and thus skip having to press f6? When I do the F6 thing I can choose the RAID or AHCI driver so I'm afraid to screw it up and not be able to boot up without having a floppy. I've seen some guides to do some manual editing of files, which I could do, but at that point I'd rather just buy a **** new floppy drive and suffer! So can I just integrate the chipset drivers and be ok to have the boot drive automatically install under AHCI mode or am I screwed and stuck using the F6 option?

Thanks,

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As long as you integrate the proper chipset drivers, you should be fine. That's how I installed XP and Server 2003 on my systems (both have the ICH8R chipset - same idea).

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