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HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

Hi

 

I have a HP PAVILION G6-1326SA laptop and I'm trying to install Windows XP on it. I really must !

 

I have used this guide:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-and/SATA-drivers-for-XP-solution-on-0x000000...

 

From what I could see in the windows 7 device manager I have a AMD sata controller.

 

After creating a boot image with nlite I can confirm that the folowing files have been added to the image:

\I386\NLDRV\001\AHCIX86.CA_

\I386\NLDRV\001\AHCIX86.IN_

\I386\NLDRV\001\AHCIX86.SY_

 

However if I press F6 at the xp setup start I can't get past this message:

"Setup could not find a floppy drive on your machine to load oem drivers"

 

if I continue without loading the drivers I only get a blue screen.

 

 

At the end of that guide it said:

"When AMD SATA drivers which are given in guide will not work for you then start ' New Post ' on our forum to ask for other Sata drivers."

 

So can you please help me ? Am I doing something wrong or do I need other drivers ?

 

Thank you!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

Hi:

 

Please try the ones I attached below and slipstream all of them.

 

You may need WinZip to unzip and extract them.

 

Paul

 

 

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JustUnCat
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

Hello Paul, 

 

Thank you for your reply!

 

Nlite has detected one driver.

 

After creating a boot image with nlite the folowing files have been added to the image:

\I386\NLDRV\001\AMD_SATA_CA_

\I386\NLDRV\001\AMD_SATA_IN_

\I386\NLDRV\001\AMD_SATA_MS_

\I386\NLDRV\001\AMD_SATA_SY_

\I386\NLDRV\001\AMD_XATA_SY_

 

During the xp setup I get a missing file error: amd_sata.sys

 


Should I manually copy it somewhere in the image or have I done something wrong?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

Hi:

 

I have never slipstreamed the AMD drivers, only Intel, so I don't know what the problem could be.

 

You can get the full driver file at the link below and extract it using 7-Zip. I think the drivers are found in the Packages folder.

 

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/raid_windows.aspx#3

 

Top download is what you need.

 

Paul

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JustUnCat
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

So I slipstreamed multiple drivers: win 7, vista and xp from that adress.

 

I keep getting the same error.

The file amd_sata.sys could not be found.

I even tried to manually copy that file in all folders before burning the image.

Still no result.

 

Any ideas ?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

I'm sorry but I don't have any idea since I have never tried installing an AMD SATA driver using XP.

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JustUnCat
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

Thanks for your support, Paul.

 

Still no results... any help would be appreciated :smileyhappy:

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Dave-Leeds
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

Hi there

I have been having the exact same problems as you for the last 2 weeks

only difference is the laptop I have is g6-1325sa so probably little difference between them.

 

I too would like to dual boot into XP and have had no use out of this new laptop at all

apart from trying all the same things you have on it with zero success.

 

It's great isn't it when you spend money on a system and HP / Microsoft decide

what you can / cannot do with it and I am of a mind to take the effing thing back

as i'm sick to death of it

 

HP set it up with ALL 4 partitions used and no place to store data in event of a crash

OK I am sufficiently savvy to be able to get around that but a complete newbie would

lose everything in that scenario.

 

There is a page somewhere on HP site warning against dual booting and saying you would

have to slipstream the sata drivers but they offer NO drivers to do this if you choose to use

your system the way YOU want to......

 

The only support you get is from other users, what a joke this all is

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

[ Edited ]

There has to be an answer.

 

I just don't have one for you.

 

You're going to have to try different drivers.

 

I prefer the F6 method of installation using a USB FDD when I install the Intel AHCI drivers, and putting the drivers on a floppy disk.

 

Try extracting the drivers from this file, slipstream them and see if you have any success.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=32...

 

You need to match the hardware ID on your notebook's AMD SATA controller to a driver file that includes the same hardware ID.

 

I will also add that HP is under no obligation whatsoever to provide support for any other operating system on a consumer PC other than what it shipped with.

 

Accordingly, those who wish to deviate from the supported operating system, are rightfully on their own to do so, but cannot and should not expect any support from  the manufacturer.

 

If it was so important for you to have XP on your PC then you should have purchased an HP business notebook where there is support for older operating systems.

 

Do you think any other PC manufacturer offers support for XP on their current model consumer PC's? 

 

If you do, think again.

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JustUnCat
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Re: HP PAVILION G6-1326SA Slipstream SATA Drivers

Suppose I take out the hard drive and format it.

Create a FAT32 partition.

Install MS-DOS and run the setup like that, with the drivers slipstreamed into the setup folder.

 

Can it be done and would it work ?

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