SATA drivers [Solved/Closed]

sambo - Oct 9, 2008 at 02:19 PM - Latest reply:  Jaywhy
- Jul 14, 2010 at 02:59 PM
Hello,
1. I need to install SATA drivers on acer extensa 5220 for windows XP2, i have no floppy drive and am making first installation. My laptop is not installed at the moment.
2. Is itheir a way i can run the utility from flash drive to intergrate the drivers into XP2 cd? and where do i place them
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If you want simple solution follow the steps

Step 1: Start Your PC.

Hit F2 at startup then you will be led to BIOS, in BIOS Setup, change SATA mode from AHCI to ATA and Save and Exit.

Step 2: Insert XP CD in CD/DVD Drive

While booting hit F12 and choose Boot from CD/DVD drive. Then follow the usual procedure to install XP.


Note : It should work for any laptop/pc. I did this for "Dell Inspiron 1525" Laptop

Thank you, Soma 9

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man it's taken me about 8 hours of time on the net to solve my sata new disk problem.
thanks to your posting, i'm done.
it all started when i had to install a new hdd for a failed sata toshiba disk.
well, i install it ok. but it didn't work.
i look at almost everything i could get a lead for. then i tryed to do the nLite thing, and make a iso, with the sata drivers from Intel, but it was taking to much time. after a few failed & wasted CD's, and considering i running out of patience, i resorted to looking around one more time, and low and behold, i ran across your posting, when i read the part that stated set " AHCI to ATA", it hit me. the laptop i was trying to load was a Systemax SYX-FL91 and in the BIOS setup it had in the "AHCI Enabled" option, so i disabled it and bam!, the new sat disk was recognized, and proceeded to load the xp installation. And that was great. Thank a again.
man it's taken me about 8 hours of time on the net to solve my sata new disk problem.
thanks to your posting, i'm done.
it all started when i had to install a new hdd for a failed sata toshiba disk.
well, i install it ok. but it didn't work.
i look at almost everything i could get a lead for. then i tryed to do the nLite thing, and make a iso, with the sata drivers from Intel, but it was taking to much time. after a few failed & wasted CD's, and considering i running out of patience, i resorted to looking around one more time, and low and behold, i ran across your posting, when i read the part that stated set " AHCI to ATA", it hit me. the laptop i was trying to load was a Systemax SYX-FL91 and in the BIOS setup it had in the "AHCI Enabled" option, so i disabled it and bam!, the new sat disk was recognized, and proceeded to load the xp installation. And that was great. Thanks a again.
man it's taken me about 8 hours of time on the net to solve my sata new disk problem.
thanks to your posting, i'm done.
it all started when i had to install a new hdd for a failed sata toshiba disk.
well, i install it ok. but it didn't work.
i looked at almost everything i could get a lead for. then i tried to do the nLite thing, and make a iso, with the sata drivers from Intel, but it was taking to much time. after a few failed & wasted CD's, and considering i running out of patience, i resorted to looking around one more time, and low and behold, i ran across your posting, when i read the part that stated set " AHCI to ATA", it hit me. the laptop i was trying to load was a Systemax SYX-FL91 and in the BIOS setup it had in the "AHCI Enabled" option, so i disabled it and bam!, the new sat disk was recognized, and proceeded to load the xp installation. And that was great. Thanks a again.
what if my bios doesnt allow me to disable ahci???
xpcman 19323 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus September 24, 2018 Last seen - Oct 12, 2008 at 02:06 PM
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check this link on info to "slipstream" the diriver in you Windows CD

http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-559.html
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Well just changing your bios to use the sata as an IDE wont be as efective and fast as using the AHCI driver, iam pritty sure there is a driver for AHCI for a reason, and it will change the way the HDD write the data.