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Member Since: ‎07-15-2009
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Pavilion dv5 1205el SATA Driver


I tried to downgrade from Vista to XP on a  Pavilion dv5 1205el laptop, but it failed because the HDD was not recogniesed. I was looking for a SATA driver to install using a floppy disck, but all drivers I found were not what I needed.

Please can anyone send me the ritght SATA driverfor this laptop.

P.S. Using BIOS settings is not possible because there is no SATA configurations in it.

Thank you.

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Member Since: ‎01-31-2009
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Re: Pavilion dv5 1205el SATA Driver

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Downgrading this model is not always easy and Your model is designed for good work under Vista. Please check first this link written by Joshua Wood and concentrate in it on problems that may appear when You will be installing sound card.


Before downgrade make Vista backup. Here You've got all informations how to do it.


Update Your Bios to the latest version from here.

How to do it?

Plug You ac adapter to the computer.

Disconnect from the internet. Switch off any antivirus and firewalls.

Start updating Bios. It may take some time. Don't switch off Your laptop, don't disconnect ac and don't do anything on it when this update is running. 


Now You need to slipstream Your Sata drivers (only x86 drivers) win nLite.

Here is guide how to do it and here are AMD SATA AHCI Controller for You. Just unrar this drivers with winrar.


Be sure also that You are using at least WinXP SP2 version. If you haven't got SP2 version here you can download this service pack

and here You have got guide how to slipstream this file with Your system again by nLite.

In this program You can even burn Your new XP cd with this driver.



All drivers You will find in Cheryl's guide General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops_Part 3.


When after installation of all drivers everything will be ok with system try SP3 if You want. This way if there will be any troubles with it You will have a chance to just uninstall this version of SP.


If You will have any problems let me know about it. I will try to help You as fast as I can.

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