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Philips freevents x52 laptop raid driver for F6

I format the hard drive and tried to install winxp and found that there is a SATA HDD instead of normal ATA HDD. I don't have the floppy drive for the raid driver. When I am trying to install win xp home I have to press F6 and use a floppy which I don't have could you please send me the driver? Thanx

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I have a problem that find the SATA driver for Compaq Presario V2000

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Re: philips freevents x52 laptop raid driver for F6

It's not easy to find info on this machine. I believe it has an Intel 945 chipset, and you can find the SATA driver here:

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Why the windows xp cannot be loaded for laptops.They are asking for raid drivers.Then how to collect the raid drivers,and how to load the window xp for laptops.I there windows xp available with raid...


Here is what you need to do to install XP on your laptop that came with Vista or Win 7.

If your hard drive is SATA (pretty much standard these days) you will need to search the manufacturer's site for a floppy disk SATA driver install package.* You will need a USB floppy drive for installing XP.
* Copy the SATA drivers (should be denoted as "F6 drivers" or similar) to a blank disk.
* Have the USB drive connected. It should automatically map as A:\.
* Go into BIOS and find a setting for ACPI Compatible and set on.
* Now install XP normally from the CDROM, and when it says "press F6 to install third-party drivers", press F6 and follow the options to get the SATA drivers from the disk.
* Complete setup as normal.


You can check the following link for more detailed info.

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Nov 23, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Power Management Lenovo Energy Management Lenovo 2010-02-01 7.19 MB Windows 7 32bit Lenovo Energy Management Driver Lenovo 2009-03-24 3.86M Windows XP HI There,

Go Here:

Go to the "Energy Management" heading and you'll find 2 different drivers. XP and W7. Be advised, RAID or 3rd Party SATA drivers are most often intended to be loaded onto an old fashioned floppy disk. You'll need to have an external floppy drive attached with the proper floppy you've made to make this work.

Also, VERY important. If you're loading the driver for an XP install, the floppy must have been made on/from an XP OS machine or XP Start-up will not recognise the driver.

Good Luck

Aug 01, 2010 | Lenovo IdeaPad S10 - 42312BU Notebook

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I can't installation windows xp. any solution?


Step 1 - Start your PC and place your Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive. Your PC should automatically detect the CD and you will get a message saying "Press any key to boot from CD". Soon as computer starts booting from the CD your will get the following screen:
Step 2 - At this stage it will ask you to press F6 if you want to install a third party Raid or SCSI driver. If you are using a an IDE Hard Drive then you do not need to press F6. If you are using a SCSI or SATA Hard drive then you must press F6 otherwise Windows will not detect your Hard Drive during the installation. Please make sure you have the Raid drivers on a floppy disk. Normally the drivers are supplied on a CD which you can copy to a floppy disk ready to be installed. If you are not sure how to do this then please read your motherboard manuals for more information.
Step 3 - Press S to Specify that you want to install additional device.
Step 4 - You will be asked to insert the floppy disk with the Raid or SCSI drivers. Press enter after you have inserted the disk.
Step 5 - You will see a list of Raid drivers for your HDD. Select the correct driver for your device and press enter.
Step 6 - You will then get a Windows XP Professional Setup screen. You have the option to do a new Windows install, Repair previous install or quit. Since we are doing a new install we just press Enter to continue.

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Can not install window xp

Your laptop probably has a SATA hard drive, windows XP only provides with PC's/laptops with a PATA hard drive.

You have to make up your mind what your really want to do.

1) Do you want a dual boot machine, working off XP and Win7?

Here's one web site:-

2) Do you want to replace Win7 with XP.

Here's a web site which covers that :-

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How to install Windows XP onto a newly formatted laptop

put winxp cd in tray
at boot up press F12 - right-arroweto CD icon --> Enter
winxp should go into install
you'll probably need a version of winxp that can recognize Sata hdd. or hae sata drivers handy.

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Compaq CQ40-108TU unable to install XP OS

Prepare a Bootable XP Disc installer.
At first go to BIOS Setup to Boot First Priority the CD/DVD Rom Drive.
After that disabled SATA or RAID Configuration. The Bootable XP Disc Installer could not go on when you don't disable the SATA or RAID Connection.
Don't worry that you are thinking it would not detected the SATA HDD by Bootable Disc but it is. Then follow the instruction.
Good luck!

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Acer Aspire 4720z f6 SATA driver Install

Tried to turn off the Raid settings in bios first.Then install the sata driver if possible using the win xp sp2 or latest OS reinstallation media if available.

Aug 17, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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I want to reinstall my Y computer but the restore CD does not seem to work. So i tried a new XP cd, but that too could not work as it does not see the SATA hard disk installed. The Bios on the Tecra M9...

Hi, your Windows XP install CD doesn't have SATA drivers for the hard drive included, so it's not able to address your hard drive. You can't disable SATA in the BIOS to make it work since your hard drive is still SATA. You'll need to get a 3.5" floppy disk and drive if your laptop doesn't have one. They make external 3.5" USB floppy drives that will work.

1. download the SATA drivers for your laptop (iastor.sys and inf)
2. copy the drivers to your floppy disk (about 6-7 files)
3. plug the floppy drive into your laptop
4. boot to the Windows XP CD
5. as soon as the installation starts, it asks you to "Press F6 to specify RAID or controller drivers" - Press F6 now
6. When setup asks for it, point it to the floppy drive
7. Installation will continue and find your SATA hard drive

Ta-da! Rock on with your bad self.

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Reinstalling XP

Download the sata drivers to a bootable disc.Then load xp disc and boot from it when entering it will ask for additional(sata)etc. drivers load disc with new sata drivers .put xp disc back in and tell it to install to disc.RICHARDM69

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Cannot Detect Hard drive Winxp On Toshiba Satelite L200

Hi ,
u can not detect HDD during installing win-xp coz in u r laptop u have SATA hard drive.
to detct hdd in setup u want to make sata netive mode diseble in COMS setup

Plz check COMS thereis sata netive mode is available ....

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