chriso0258 Posted January 30, 2012 Share Posted January 30, 2012 I purchased an ASUS E35 M1-M Pro motherboard and processor combo. After learning that XP does not have drivers for SATA HDs, I called ASUS to find out where their SATA drivers were. By their instructions I downloaded their chipset update (http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_CPU_on_Board/E35M1M_PRO/#download). I was told that I could slip stream the drivers (under the "packages" directory) into an XP installation and then I should be able to do an install using AHCI mode. I used an XP Pro SP3 installation disk and nLite to do the slip stream. After creating the new CD I changed my bios settings from IDE to AHCI and rebooted. When windows reached the "Set up is about to start Windows" phase after doing the initial install of various drivers (before the formatting phase), the system once again blue screened.I tried using F6 to install the drivers from my USB drive but, another lesson learned, XP doesn't recognize USB drives at this stage of an installation (There is no floppy drive support on this MOBO).I would hope ASUS would know if they gave me the correct drivers but I don't know. The folks at ASUS spent an awfully long time researching what driver to use when I called them. My hard drive is a WD WD3200AAJS 320 GB SATA 3.0. I even tried changing the SATA speed in the bios from "auto" to 3.0 but that didn't help.Are AMD, or ASUS, products always this difficult to work with? Can anyone provide some help? Many thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now