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02-21-2009 04:08 PM
I have installed a hard drive caddy so that I can have a Vista disc and an XP disc, as some of my applications will not run on Vista. I have installed XP and it boots OK, bit I need XP drivers especially for the Wi-Fi card so that I can get on line! Can anyone help with links for the drivers?
Thanks in advance.
02-21-2009 04:30 PM - edited 02-21-2009 04:32 PM
Before you dump Vista make your recovery discs.
Install Chipset and reboot. Then continue installing all other drivers.
Graphics:GeForce 9500 GS
.net 1.1(for keyboard)
Original HP Multimedia Keyboard/Mouse Drivers
Also the sata drivers will need to be disabled and reinstalled.
02-22-2009 06:22 AM
Thank you for the information.
I'm not dumping Vista - I have separate hard drives one for Vista booting and one for XP boot, inserted via HDD caddy.
Unfortunately, I'm not having much success!
- Downloaded 'INFINST_AUTOL' from Intel but when I try to run it encounters an error and fails.
- Tried to download the LAN driver from realtek but the 'GO' to download link on their site just redirects you to the top level download page, seems to be a circular reference.
- Looked for the Wireless LAN driver at ralinktech, however there are several drivers there, I don't know which one is correct for my I/F card. I even removed the card to look for ID numbers but nothing resembled the numbers on the web site.
Further advice much appreciated.
02-22-2009 11:47 AM - edited 02-22-2009 05:33 PM
- The Intel files require SP2 for XP.Do you have it installed?
- Realtek dl is working for me now,have you tried again lately?
- Wireless driver I believe is second in list
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02-23-2009 02:57 PM
Thank you very much for the advice and links. I now have a mostly functional XP system, although I haven't had time to test everything yet.
There is one further issue..... In order to get the XP boot disc to run install I had to set the SATA BIOS to IDE, I believe this is due to the lack of SATA controller drivers on the XP install disc.
Having installed XP and the INTEL G33 driver set for XP I thought I'd be able to return to the default 'RAID' setting in the SATA BIOS, however, the XP HDD will not run with a RAID setting and the VISTA HDD will not run with an IDE setting! Am I missing some SATA controller drivers?
It's not the end of the world but it is a drag to have to alter BIOS settings when I swop between boot discs.
02-23-2009 03:07 PM
Wow, that was fast!
Do you mean that I've got to start again with another XP install from scratch + SP 2 + SP 3 + INTEL G33 + WLAN + LAN + Audio + KBD/Mouse....etc? Can't I just add in some SATA drivers?
02-24-2009 04:13 PM
The link tells me to download 'Intel Matrix Storage Manager' from the manufacturers web site. When I try this for my machine on the HP site and browse to the driver for XP it produces a file sp40925.exe and although it claims to be compatible with XP it goes on to say that you have to have a Vista 64 operating system, and the setup will not complete.
If I extract the file it does seem to contain a bunch of drivers but how do I work out which are the correct ones, and do I have to do this for the 2 port and 4 port SATA controllers?
Thanks for your patience. Regards.