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How to integrate (Slipstream) SATA Drivers into a Windows XP CD

Here are the best and clearest instructions I've ever seen on slipstreaming HDD Controller drivers into an XP ISO.

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/02/08/how-to-integrate-floppy-sata-raid-driver-into-windows-xp-cd/

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0x0000007b error when i install win xp pleas help


0x07b means Windows can not access the boot device. This is most likely because the hard drive is on a controller that requires a driver. You can do this at install time when prompted by Windows during the beginning of the install or slipstream the driver in.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/How-To--Slipstream-your-XP-installation

The link is a guide to slipstreaming drivers and updates to your XP disc.

Jul 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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i used winxp home service pack3 to format my hp mini laptop, when i do the setup it got an error saying " did not detect any hdd on my laptop, when i try to setup windows 7 my hdd would be detected and i got it working during windows installation.


The Windows XP disc you are using doesn't that the Hard Drive Controller Driver for that system native to the operating system. Since the system is a Mini and has no floppy drive the only option is to slipstream the HDD controller drivers into the OS CD.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4439741-integrate_slipstream_sata_drivers_into

Jan 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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my acer aspire 5002wlmi does not detect my hard drive during windows xp install,but hard drive can be detected and be access when i connect it to a desktop using it as xternal,..what seems to be the problem?


You can slipstream the storage controller drivers from the floppy disk image you download from Acer's web site into an ISO image of the Windows XP installation CD using a program like nLite.
You can then burn the slipstream ISO image into a CD & use it to boot & install Windows XP without the need to use the floppy disk.

You can download nLite at the following link:
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
After downloading the installer, install the program & start using it.

The following link describes how to use nLite to slipstraem the SATA drivers into the Windows XP installation CD:
http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html

I tried this myself, & it worked without problems. I now no longer need to use the floppy drive when installing Windows XP on my system.

Aug 29, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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SATA drive not detected


If you will be loading xp on the new drive,You will just need to press F6 during the setup when ask if you want to install 3rd party driver,and follow the instruction and put the SATA driver disk in when ask.(Even during xp setup It will say SCSI device until all the drivers for it are loaded)

May 20, 2009 | Asrock P4V88 (P4V88 RAID) Motherboard

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Help me to install WinXP in a Gateway Laptop that came with SATA HDD


you have probably already fixed this but maybe others can find this a little helpful. i had to downgrade a gateway ma7 for one of my customers who had lost their recovery cd with vista on it. Their HD had gone bad.

The reason the XP installer says "no HD" is because the the drivers required by the gateways Sata controller (hd controller) are not preloaded on the xp install disc. The only way around this is to download the windows xp compatible sata drivers from gateways website and then slipstream them into a custon windows xp install cd. its actually not as difficult as it sounds. just download the sata driver, a slipstreaming program called nlite.

1 download and install nlite
2 put in your xp install cd, and run nlite, when nlite asks, browse to the i386 folder (your installation files)
3 you will have lots of options to choose from, but for this purpose, choose "add drivers" and select the location of the gateway drivers (c:\cabs\something) i think.
4 finish and burn the cd. then use it to install windows xp.

this little guide isnt step by step, but with a little trial and error you should get by

-Nele, MCSE

Jul 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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