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[HowTo] Manual NVRD32.SYS/NVGTS.SYS Textmode Integration

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With some trial and error and some googling I managed to come up with the following working technique:

1. Download latest NVIDIA nForce drivers


Create an installation source by extracting an XP CD

2. Using WinRAR/7-Zip etc. extract the downloaded file and take the IDE folder somewhere

3. In the sataraid folder there are two important files nvgts.sys and nvrd32.sys - using makecab.exe compress them

e.g. makecab nvgts.sys NVGTS.SY_

place them in the i386 folder of your installation source

4. Make the following modifications to I386/TXTSETUP.SIF adding the lines under the headings listed

nvgts.sys = 100,,,,,,3_,4,1,,,1,4
nvrd32.sys = 100,,,,,,3_,4,1,,,1,4

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0036 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_003E = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0054 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0055 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0266 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0267 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_037E = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_037F = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_036F = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03F6 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03F7 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03E7 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_044C = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0558 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0559 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_055A = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07F8 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07F9 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07FA = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07FB = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AD9 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AD8 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0ABD = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0ABC = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0BC4 = "nvgts"
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0BC5 = "nvgts"
SCSI\NVIDIA__Raid_Disk________ = "nvrd32"
SCSI\__NVIDIA_______Raid_Disk = "nvrd32"
SCSI\NVIDIA__Raid_Disk_20_____ = "nvrd32"
SCSI\__NVIDIA____Raid_Disk_20 = "nvrd32"
*_NVRAIDBUS = "nvrd32"
*NVRAIDBUS = "nvrd32"
*NVRAID20 = "nvrd32"

nvgts = nvgts.sys,4
nvrd32 = nvrd32.sys,4

nvgts = "NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller"
nvrd32 = "NVIDIA RAID Driver"


5. We now need to make modifications to the setup hive

a) go start, run type regedit

B) now, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE right click and press File, Load Hive

c) select I386/SETUPREG.HIV - name it whatever you want e.g. nvidia

d) now open nvidia, CurrentControlSet001, services

e) select services right click go create, new, key call it nvgts

f) now select nvgts right click go create, new, key call it Parameters

g) now select Parameters right click go create, new, key call it PnpInterface

h) now select PnpInterface right click go create, new, DWORD value

i) replace New Value #1 with 5, right click 5, press modify and change Value Data to 1

j) select nvidia and go file, unload hive - this saves the new SETUPREG.HIV

6. We now need to make modifications to the installation hive

a) open i386\HIVESYS.INF in a text editor

B) under:



HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvgts","Group",0x00000002,"SCSI miniport"

c) save and exit

7. Remaining steps involve the $OEM$ folders.

Create in the root of your installation source a folder called $OEM$, then inside of that a folder called $1 then inside of that one called Drivers, then another one called NVIDIA inside of Drivers

in here place the sataraid and sata_ide folders that were inside the IDE folder of the extracted chipset drivers

8. Now you'll need to modify or create an WINNT.SIF mine looks as follows:

the important settings being OemPreinstall, UnattendedInstall, DriverSigningPolicy and OemPNPDriversPath




9. Done - create a bootable disk from your installation source and install!

if anyone needs help with the registry related stuff pm me and I can send you modified HIVE files

Note: Untested on AHCI but definately works with RAID

Edited by timmyj9

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Thanks a lot for the info. Have you tried integrating Nforce SATA drivers as well? Are the steps similar to this guide? Would this method work with Windows 2000 as well?

Edited by evila

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this methods is just for AHCI/SATA in XP/XPx64 or win 2k3 and i assume 2000 would work providing the drivers work in 2000 to begin with, this technique is required for the new drivers in the latest nforce packages that do not integrate normally if you say what drivers you're using I could give u a modified instruction if needed

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