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Integrating Intel X79 AHCI driver into Windows XP 64 bit problem...

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by killer1on, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. killer1on

    killer1on Member

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    Alright, this is kind of a specific problem but I've been through too much hassle and way too many coasters to get to this point. Long story short is:

    I have an MSI X79MA-GD45 board with the Intel x79 chipset. I am running SATA in AHCI mode and I really want to dual boot Win7 with XP 64. Whenever I go to boot a Windows XP install disc however, I get the classic blue screen that corresponds with "I'm not seeing any hard drives on this controller". On the MSI support page for my board and in other places I have found the correct driver for integrating into the XP 64 disc, and I use nLite to do so. I integrate the driver using "text mode" and proceed to burn the image. Here's my problem: I have never successfully integrated this thing, because every time I do it "successfully" when I go to run the XP setup I get "The file iaStorS.sys could not be found" then I get dumped back to square one. I know it's not seeing the driver I just integrated, so why is that? What am I doing wrong? Please let me know if you need any more info from me, I would really like to solve this. Thanks you!
     
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    xp 64 bit was very problematic for drivers.the big question here is why do you want to do this?
     
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    what service pack is on that xp cd?
     
  4. killer1on

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    It has SP2 slipped. Here's the thing though, it's not XP 64's fault. In fact I had tried to do the same for regular old XP Pro SP3, to the same effect. For some reason I am led to believe that nLite doesn't do its job very well? Could it be a burn error? Why is the driver it assures me it integrated always the one "not found" when XP setup loads? Thanks again.
     
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    Hmm yes I will try doing that. I had done it before (with my sata turned to IDE mode in the bios) but that broke my win7 install (I now know why...lol). I will do more probing and report here.
     

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