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03-30-2012 05:06 AM
thank you for your advice. XP is getting installed by changing sata emulation from ACHI to IDE.
Would you please inform how to set back BIOS storage options to ACHI afterwards? The link to Intel downloadcenter mentioned above didn't provide results.
Manually looking for Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller drivers only delivers drivers for Server 2003, 2008 and Windows 7.
Thank you in advance.
03-30-2012 05:28 AM
you can find the driver for AHCI controller on HP support&Driver web at this link http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
03-30-2012 05:39 AM - edited 09-10-2012 08:03 AM
Here is the step by step process to do that:
1. Install the chipset driver first & reboot:
The following steps are used for installing AHCI drivers in Windows XP operating system installed using the IDE mode.
2. Download AHCI driver from downloadcenter.intel.com (second download listed 32 bit) then extract the files to a folder you name. Put the folder on your C: drive and remember where you put it so you can browse to it .
3. Right-click the My Computer icon, click Manage, select Device Manager
4. Click the + symbol beside IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers , this would show the devices under this category.
5. You will find the Intel native SATA storage controller driver installed.
6. Right-click the Serial ATA storage 4 Port controller listed, and click Update Driver .
7. In Welcome to the Hardware Update Wizard, select No, not this time. Click Next .
8. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) . Click Next
9. Select Don't search I will choose the driver to install . Click Next
10. Click Have Disk
11. Click Browse
12. Select location: c:\folder you saved ACHI drivers to.
13. Select iaAHCI.inf
14. Click Open
15. This will list several SATA AHCI Controllers. From this list, select the Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller. Click Next.
16. The Update Driver Warning will be shown. Click Yes
17. The driver will install, and completing the Hardware update Wizard appears. Click Finish
18. You can find the updated controller in the device manager.
19. During restart, press the F10 key and boot to BIOS setup utility . Go back to your device configurations sub menu and change the SATA Mode back to ACHI, save settings there (F10) and upon exit, save changes and reboot.
Now, the SATA driver is successfully installed and the desktop will boot into Windows with SATA Device Mode set to AHCI.
04-02-2012 03:32 AM
thank you for your reply and your detailed description. It worked fine for me :-)
XP is running with SATA-HDD at AHCI now!
Thanks once more.
05-12-2013 05:49 PM
I'm trying to downgrade by 6200 to XP. I have switched the Bios to IDE and can successfully boot from my SP1 XP install disk. Install proceeds normally for a while and then I get the BSOD with:
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08)
*** pci.sys - Address F748E0BF base at F7487000, DateStamp 3b7d855c
I tried to build a bootable disk with nLite and SP2 and SP3 as well as the drivers referenced but can only get the machine to boot from my original. Help here would also be appreciated.