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andyp2004

Help! Pressing F6 does not work (iaStor)

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just delete winnt.sif and you will be fine  :thumbup

no reason for that, if you want F6, do this in winnt.sif:

OemPreinstall=No

(though you'll lose the $OEM$ copying section...)

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@buletov: I'm quite convinced I saw weeks or months ago someone's post in which he/she was claiming that with OemPreinstall=Yes, but some other setting set different, he could load drivers from the floppy using F6...

A few weeks ago, 2 or 3 topics about this have been started and in none of them somebody found the solution...

But are you really sure there isn't any other way? (you're a senior member here too, so you might know it...)

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well quite frankly, i don't have a floppy in my computer...

for me personlly i think it'a an omission in the windows setup...

so what if it's an oem install, why lose feature like this...

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Hi, I'm having the same problem with a iastor driver on a ASUS motherboard.

F6 willn't work and I've tried to do whats below but received a error message a the start of install, BOOT.INI

could anybody please make the advice of this post into some instructions that are easier to follow (PLEASE) I'm a bit of a newbie with these sort of issues.

I cannot find a winnt.sif file within the install dir. Where do i put the .cab file once I've made it ?

The driver is Intel ICH8R that I'm having troubles with.

On top of this I have burnt at least 5 discs with images i made with n-lite, I added the drivers but theres has been different issues each time and when I did get a install to work I received the blue screen of death on restart ( I have used n-lite before doing the same thing with my laptop it worked no worries )

So even if i can get F6 to work maybe I'll get this system out of my face.

Thanks

Below is quoted from this post.

create $oem$\drivers\IAA and copy contents of floppy here.

add path to OemPnpDriversPath in winnt.sif

use makecab.exe on iastor.sys

move iastor.sy_ to i386 folder

add the following to txtsetup.sif either all at the end or you can add these entries to their respective sections already there. (the default iaStor_ICH6R as a driver name does not seem to work, 8 letter limit? changed to iaStor and problem went away.)

CODE

[sCSI]

iaStor = "Intel® 82801FR/82801ER/6300ESB SATA RAID Controller"

[sourceDisksFiles]

iastor.sys = 1,,,,,,3_,4,1

[HardwareIdsDatabase]

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2652&CC_0104 = "iaStor"

[sCSI.load]

iaStor = iastor.sys,4

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i also have a similar problem. i've set my sata hd to ide mode

xp setup hangs when detecting the hdd.

vista installs flawlessly. but i want to go back to xp.

please help. i've checked my mems and they're all ok.

i have an asus p5b deluxe 1221 bios. e6750. 2gb geil ddr2 800.

i'm using an 80gb sata hd. btw, i also tried a ghost image of xp,

but it hangs before logon. and there's no way in installing any kind

of xp-from vanilla to updated xp with integrated drivers in this machine.

it hangs everytime during hdd detection.

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I did read that thread, but do I need the WINNT.SIF file?

It's say's,

-No need for any entries in WINNT.SIF (except the one above).

I can't see in the instructions of that thread what needs to be added to the WINNT.SIF. But I can't find it in the install dir for XP.

Sorry for the questions, I'm just confirming

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