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Hello, I need to install a mass storage driver on my Intel Motherboard. Windows XP is asking for the floppy disk that came with my motherboard. The motherboard does not have a FDD port. It requires the use of a USB floppy drive. According to Microsoft, there are only 3 drives that, it claims, XP will recognize. Something about the "Txtsetup.sif file". I've searched around the web and I cannot find any of those drives. Can you, please help me
Thanks, Dave

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  • Comprookie Mar 09, 2008

    Hello, I am using a home built computer. I am using 2 SATA Hard drives. The motherboard only has 1 IDE port. I have a Sony DVD R+W drive plugged into it.

  • Comprookie Mar 09, 2008

    I am trying to set up a RAID Array. That's why I'm using the 2 SATA Drives. The motherboard is RAID ready, but XP needs the mass storage drivers. Is that what you're asking?

  • Comprookie Mar 09, 2008

    I guess I should have said, I need to install the RAID Drivers. Sorry 'bout that!

  • Comprookie Mar 10, 2008

    The Product Guide, that came with my motherboard, **ted that I would have to use a USB diskette drive, in order to install the RAID driver. As I previously stated, there is ** FDD port on the board. They provided a link to Microsoft. It stated there were only 3 compatible USB floppy drives. I don't understand why ! The Product Guide did, however, state that RAID configuration could be set up after XP was already installed on just one of the SATA drives. If XP was already installed, it makes me wonder if, possibly, "any" USB Floppy Drive would work.

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Yes..this one is a little complicated...who's computer are you using? Home built or off the shelf?

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 08, 2008

    this might be able to be done from bios, but that board most likely only supports a certain number of drives, and of course, they will need to be compatible(IDE, EIDE) etc...what type of drive you have currently?

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    ok..and the mass storage device..is it PCI or USB compatible?

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    ahh..got it..wondered about that. There is a whole differenty set of Bios drivers needed for that. Did someone you know suggest you could do this?

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 10, 2008

    the major issues here are the on board chipsets, the memory and uP capacities to handle that much data. This is the essence of the PC world, the configuration options. I wish you good luck on this project.

    thanks for using fixya

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Is the USB floppy even being recognized and read by the setup program?

The Windows Setup program only supports a handful of USB drives for F6 driver installation method, that is explained here:

A connected USB floppy disk drive does not work when you press F6 to install mass storage drivers during the Windows XP installation process

Adding the standard Microsoft USB storage drivers to the txtsetup.oem file on the floppy diskette usually resolves this problem, see here: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-026606.htm

Adding the USB floppy's vendor ID should also fix the problem, see here for an example:
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I contacted HP the other day for a problem while trying to load XP on a VISTA box. They sent me to this site.. and gave me instructions for resoluation or at least an attempt.. Hope this helps
Thanks David
Let me know it if works for your problem




Solution: The reason for this error message is that notebook has been shipped with SATA hard drive i.e SATA hard drive controllers. But Windows XP does not have built in SATA controller drivers.
To solve this problem we need to install SATA Controller drivers before we install Windows XP using a USB floppy drive.
Many customers are not ready to buy USB floppy drive and installation of XP is so complicated using USB Floppy drive.

We have found the driver for the SATA controller on Intel Website. Customer has used it and installed retail Microsoft Windows XP with SP2 successfully on his dv6500 notebook.
The same can be achieved in all the dv2500, dv6500 and dv9500 also DV2600, DV6600 and dv9600 notebooks.

Here is the link for the SATA drivers:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&softwareitem=ob-39535-1&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

1. The file contains the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Floppy Configuration Utility.
2. This utility will create a floppy disk containing the RAID driver files for installation on a 32-bit operating system.
3. This floppy can be used to pre-install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver during the F6 portion of Windows setup.
4. You needs Microsoft Windows XP with SP2 Operating System disc and the USB Floppy drive.
5. After downloading the SATA driver in another notebook, you needs to extract and execute the file. It will help in creating the floppy disk that has the SATA drivers.
6. Boot with the Microsoft Windows XP disc and make sure the USB floppy drive with floppy disc is connected to the notebook.
7. At the F6 prompt, select F6 to install additional drivers which are not in-built in the retail Microsoft Windows XP Operating System disc.
8. When the prompt comes up to install additional drivers, insert the floppy and select the correct SATA Driver. It is Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller.
9. Once that is done, the rest of the installation runs as normal. There are only 2 drivers in the floppy disc that would work.
10. After the Operating System is installed in this manner you can install the chipset drivers for the notebook.
11. However for the other device drivers once Microsoft Windows XP is installed you may not have them from HP as these series are not released with a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. The drivers like audio, ethernet and media card reader drivers etc.
12. Please be sure with EU that he might not have the other drivers from HP after installing the retail Microsoft Windows XP.

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If the above solution does not resolve the issue, please login to chat support with the results of the above troubleshooting steps. Also, please use the same email ID.

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Hi.

I will explain you the issue.

The notebook is preinstalled with a SATA hard drive which needs seperate drivers to be installed inorder to get the hard drive detected. The drivers for the SATA can be installed only by using a floppy drive. As the notebook does not have a floppy drive installed, we can either try disabling the SATA native support in BIOS or install the drivers with the help of a USB floppy drive.

If the USB floppy drive is not available, you have the alternative steps to install the SATA driver.
Please refer the following link to install SATA driver without the USB floppy drive:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4864999/sata

or

http://cid-3a2fd42defd10b67.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/sata.pdf

If you have the Floppy drive you can install the SATA driver.

Just follow the below procedure:
Download the SATA driver:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp37001-37500/sp37005.exe

1. Download the driver to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. A diskette containing the driver is created, and the driver files are also made available at c:\swsetup\sp37005. If you choose to cancel diskette creation, you will need to copy the driver files to the chosen media.

Installation Instructions:

NOTE: A USB diskette (floppy) drive is required to use this driver. If an external USB diskette drive is used, ensure that it is plugged into the system before starting Step 1.

1. Insert the operating system CD, and Power On the notebook to boot
from the CD.

2. At the very beginning of the operating system installation, the following prompt is displayed at the bottom of the screen:

"Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver...."

When the prompt is displayed, press F6.

3. Later in the operating system installation, you are notified that a mass storage device could not be detected. When this notification occurs, press S (S=Specify Additional Device).

4. When prompted, insert the diskette that was created from the SoftPaq file, and then press Enter.

5. Select "Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)" and press Enter.

NOTE: At this point, the following prompt MAY be displayed, depending on the version of your operating system CD. If the prompt is displayed, press Enter to use the default Windows driver and continue, if it is not displayed, continue with Step 6. The prompt reads as follows:

Windows already has a driver that you can use for
"Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)".

Unless the device manufacturer prefers that you use the driver on the floppy disk, you should use the driver in Windows.

S=use the driver on floppy ENTER=use the default Windows driver

6. Continue with the operating system installation, as prompted.

NOTE: If a problem is encountered when using the external USB floppy drive, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 916196: "A connected USB floppy disk drive does not work when you press F6 to install mass storage drivers during the Windows XP installation process."

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In windows XP and later the USB mass communication driver are in built, so you can use these devices like USB Floppy drive, USB HDD, Memory card, flash memory etc...

But before windows XP Microsoft did not supply the driver for USB mass storage devices. So, in your case you have to install the Driver for your USB Floppy drive, then you can use this drive as Floppy drive but after complete boot of your Windows 95.

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