Nlite Sata Driver Pack Xp Sp3

  

First 'Windows XP' doesn't natively support SATA but only the IDE. We must therefore provide the driver to use your SATA hard drive.
Otherwise, this error will appear before the installation of Windows XP : Setup did not find any hard disk drive installed in your computer.

  • Choose language: click Browse and indicate the path to Windows XP - CDROM: select new created folder where to save the files for modification: copying: copying is complete and defined Windows XP - click Next next window is opened - click Next: the Select task window is opened: Click Drivers: Indicate the path to SATA driver - click Multiple driver folder: Select all of SATA drivers - click OK click Next click Yes click Next SATA.
  • Upd: Direct integration support for many more hotfixes, mainly XP (including x64) upd: 'entries.ini' as a single-file update pack support; fix: Internet Explorer 8 direct integration (including x64) fix: 'entries' in an update pack path was not allowed.
  • Start, control panel, system, device manager, Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, right click Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controllerexpand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, Right click Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller select properties, click driver (careful there are two driver tabs) details, it will give youboth driver name and file version In my case it was a iaStor located in.

To install 'Windows XP' on a hard disk 'SATA', there are 3 possibilities :
- Either by changing the value of the SATA controller in the BIOS of the motherboard. To do so, follow our tutorial named 'Change mode of hard disk controller'
- Either by using a driver floppy disk containing the SATA controller on your motherboard
- Either by integrating it in the installation CD of Windows XP

DriverPack Solution for Windows XP - updater drivers. The program facilitates the installation, configuration of various types of drivers, suitable for both professionals and beginners. The product will do all the “dirty” work for you. This simplifies the process of setting up a computer, improves its performance several times.

1. Download the SATA driver of your motherboard

To download the SATA driver, go to the website of the manufacturer of your motherboard. Select Windows XP 32-bit (or 64-bit Windows XP if this is the case. But this version is very rare) as the operating system and download the driver 'SATA', 'HDD' or Hard Drive. For example : for motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V LX, the driver is in the SATA category and is named 'Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver software'. This software created by Intel is provided with a folder that contains our famous SATA drivers and their configuration files.

For more information about the drivers, read our tutorial 'Windows - Download and install its drivers'.

Unzip the downloaded file and go to the Driver folder -> Win XP -> 32 Bits. The folder tree can vary between manufacturers and versions of drivers.
This file usually contains files with the following extensions : sys (the driver), inf (the configuration file), sometimes pnf file (Installation information precompiled), sometimes a cat file (Security Catalog) plus sometimes some other files like dll, for example.
Note : AHCI mean Advanced Host Controller Interface and allows you to communicate with SATA devices.

Then, depending on the method you want to use :
- Follow steps 2 and 3 to use a floppy disk containing the SATA controller driver when installing Windows XP
- Follow steps 4 and 5 to include it in the installation CD of Windows XP

2. Create the floppy

To create the disk containing the SATA drivers, it is very simple. First, go to the work station (or Computer in Windows Vista / 7) and right click on the floppy drive. Then click format. WARNING : this will erase the contents of the disk.

Then simply copy the contents of the folder containing the SATA driver on the diskette.

3. Using the disk to install Windows XP

When you want to install Windows XP, you need to press F6 to provide the SATA driver that will allow it to find your SATA hard drive and thus use.
Note : When you press F6 the loading process continues normally, but it will ask the driver before the menu 'Installation, repair, leave'.

You arrive at this screen. Press the 'S' key as shown in the bottom of the screen.

Insert the disk (if it is not already) and press ENTER.

The wizard displays a list of storage drivers that were found on the disk. Generally, for SATA hard drives, use the driver that contains 'ICH' in its name.
Select it using the arrow keys and press ENTER.

To specify additional drivers, press 'S' otherwise press ENTER.

And you're on the menu 'Installation, repair, leave.' Press ENTER. If you've downloaded the correct driver the wizard should detect your hard drive and you can install Windows XP.
Note : If you do not know how to install Windows XP, read our tutorial 'Windows XP - Format and reinstall'.

4. Installing nLite

If you want to integrate the SATA driver into the Windows XP installation CD, you must use the software 'nLite' (Free). To install it, nothing special.

5. Creating custom CD

Run nLite, select your language and click 'Next'.

Select the folder containing the Windows XP installation files. If you select a read-only media such as a CD / DVD, the files are first copied to a folder you specify.
Click on 'Browse'.

Select the folder containing the Windows XP installation files. In our case, the installation CD in our CD player.

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Then select the folder to copy the installation files.

The installation files are copied to the selected folder.

Once the files are copied you can see some information about your installation CD, like edition (Home or Professional), language (the most recent being SP3) integrated service pack CD, ...
Click 'Next'.

This part is for use settings previously saved with nLite. Click 'Next'.

As you can see nLite can do many things. As integrate services packs, updates, drivers, some programs start at the end of the installation, ... and finally to create a bootable ISO to allow us to start the computer on our custom CD.
Click on 'Drivers' and 'Bootable ISO' and then 'Next'.

Click 'Insert' -> 'Basic Pilot'.

If you do not know which one to add, select them all by pressing 'CTRL + ALT'.

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All selected drivers are displayed. Click 'Next'.

Click 'Yes' to begin the process of customizing your Windows XP CD.

The wizard completes and integrates drivers customization.

Once the process completes, the wizard tells you the total size of personalized CD and the size of each part of the customization. For example: you can see in our case that was added 0.25 MB drivers.
Click 'Next'.

Now to create the iso this personalized CD for you to burn it to a CD and start the computer on it. Enter a title and click 'Create ISO'.

Select the location where you want to save the 'iso' file.

Creating iso occurs.

Once the ISO is created, click 'Next'.

You can now install Windows XP on your SATA hard drive. Warning that the drivers (drivers) provided for a SATA motherboard does not always work with other motherboards. It depends on whether the SATA controller is supported by the driver used or not.

Table of Contents

Introduction

After a version of Windows is released, over time bugs are found or new enhancements are added by Microsoft. In order to fix these bugs and add these new enhancements, Microsoft will occassionally release a large update called a Windows service pack that contains all of bug fixes, enhancements, and new features created since Windows was released. Unfortunately, CDs that you have for Windows usually do not have these newer Service Packs already installed. This means that if you ever need to reinstall Windows with your CD, you will also have to deal with the timely task of reinstalling the service packs. To make matters worse, some of the fixes in these service packs are security related, and by not having them installed, your computer may be at risk from viruses or vulnerable to hackers. Therefore, not having these service packs installed after you install Windows could open yourself up to big security risks.

In order to resolve these types of issues it is possible to integrate the newer service packs over an an older copy of the Windows installation files. This allows you to install Windows with the service pack already installed so that you do not have to install them after the installation process. This process of integrating the newer service packs with older installation files is called slipstreaming. The goal of this tutorial is to walk you through creating a slipstreamed Windows installation CD or DVD that already contains Windows XP Service Pack 3. That way if you install Windows using this CD/DVD, your installation will already have these large updates installed, your computer will not be in as much danger, and you can just focus on installing the latest updates and the applications that you want on your computer.

First Steps

Before we can start the process of creating Windows install disc, we first need to gather some software. Below is a list of software that you will need to download and install, as well as CDs that you should have on hand in order to continue.

  1. An existing copy of Windows XP home, Professional, or Media Center. Unfortunately, for this step you can not use an OEM CD provided by your computer manufacturer (Dell, HP, etc).
  2. Nero Burning Rom or nLite if you do not have NERO
  3. A copy of your SATA drivers from your motherboard Web site if you have a SATA HDD that requires special drivers.
  4. A blank writable CD or DVD and a CD/DVD burner.

Once you have made sure you have all the software or media listed above, you should create a folder that will be used to store the files that will be written to the installation disc. For this tutorial, we suggest you create a folder on your C: drive labeled XPCD. Once the folder is created, please copy the entire contents of your XP CD to this folder.

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Extracting the boot image

After you have completed copying your windows XP CD you will need to create a boot image by extracting it from your existing XP CD. To do this, have your XP CD inserted in your computer and start ISOBuster. When the program starts you will see a screen similar to the following. If you do not, change the selected drive so that it is pointing to the drive that contains your Windows XP CD.

In the left hand pane you should select Bootable Disc. Click once on this Bootable Disc option, so it is selected, and you will now see a file called Microsoft Corporation.img in the right hand panel as shown in the image below.

Now right-click on the MICROSOFT CORPORATION.img file and select the extract MICROSOFT CORPORATION.img option as shown in the image below.

When it prompts you for the location where you would like to extract the file, save it to the folder you copied the contents of your XP CD earlier in the guide. If you are following the guide step-by-step, this folder will be C:XPCD.

How to slipstream Windows Service Pack 3

Now that we have extracted the boot image we need to slipstream the service pack over the Windows files you previously copied into the C:XPCD folder. Please make sure you have downloaded the network installation version Windows XP Service Pack 3 before continuing as we will need it during this step. When downloading the service pack, please download the files to the root directory of your C: drive.

Once the service pack is downloaded, you can slipstream the service pack using two methods. The first method is to use the command line and the second is to use the nLite program. The command line method will probably be a bit easier if you are comfortable with the Windows command prompt. Otherwise, use the nLite method described below.

Using the Command Line to slipstream the service pack:

Click on the Start Menu and then select Run. Then type command into the Open: field. Finally, click on the OK button. You will now be at a command prompt where you should type the following bolded lines. After each line, press enter on your keyboard as shown in the figure below.

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C:WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe /integrate:C:XPCD

If you are using an OEM Windows XP CD you will receive the following error. This error means that you cannot use this type of CD to create a slipstreamed installation and will not be able to continue with this tutorial.

Now that you are done slipstreaming the service pack using the command line. You should now skip to the section detailing how to slipstream your SATA hard drive drivers. If you are not using a SATA drive you can skip ahead to learn how to burn the DVD.

Using nLite to slipstream the service pack:

Download nLite and install the program. When the program starts, click on the Next button, and then at the next screen, select the Browse button to see a screen similar to the one below.

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Now select your Windows installation folder that we created at C:XPCD and then click on the OK button. nLite will scan the directory and identify any previously installed Service Packs. When it has finished, click on the Next button. You will now be on a screen asking if there are any presets that you would like to use. Just click on the Next button again to continue.

You will now be on the Task Selection screen. Simply click once on the Service Pack button so that the circle becomes green as shown in the image below.

Now that it is selected, click on the Next button. You will now be prompted for the location of your service pack installation file that you downloaded earlier as shown in the image below.

Browse to the service pack file and select it. Then click on the Open button. file. Once you click on the open button, nLite will automatically slipstream the service pack into your C:XPCD folder. When it has finished, click on the Next button, and then at the next screen, click on the Finish button to close the program.

You should now continue to the section detailing how to slipstream your SATA hard drive drivers. If you are not using a SATA drive you can skip ahead to learn how to burn the DVD.

How To slipstream SATA Drivers Using nLite

If you have not already installed nLite, you will need to download and install the program first. Next, you will need to download your SATA drivers from your motherboard or computer manufacture's web site. In our example, I will be using VIA raid drivers from Biostar. Once the SATA drivers have been downloaded, you should extract them to a folder on your hard drive. In our example, we have extracted the drivers into the C:SATA Driver folder.

Now that everything is prepared you should start the nLite program. When the program starts, click on the Next button, and then at the next screen, select the Browse button to see a screen similar to the one below.

Now select your Windows installation folder that we created at C:XPCD and then click on the OK button. nLite will scan the directory and identify any previously installed service packs. When it has finished, click on the Next button. You will now be on a screen asking if there are any presets that you would like to use. Just click on the Next button again to continue.

You will now be on the Task Selection screen. Simply click once on the Drivers button so that the circle becomes green as shown in the image below.

After selecting Drivers, you should click on the Next button. You will now be at the Drivers screen. You should now click on the Insert button and then select the Multiple driver folder option so you can include all of the drivers for your specific operating system.

You will now be prompted for the folder where your extracted drivers are. You now want to browse to this folder, and when there, locate the correct folder for your Operating system. In our case it is the x86 directory since I am using 32bit Windows XP Pro.

You should now select the folder, and then press the OK button. nLite will now automatically install the drivers contained in both subdirectories. You will now see a screen showing the available drivers found in these folders. You should click the All button to select all drivers for your system and then press the OK button.

NOTE: If there are drivers for other versions of windows, for example Vista or 64 bit drivers, do not install them as it will cause file load errors. If you do select them, nLite will notify you of the problem.

When done selecting the correct drivers, click on the OK button.

A new screen will appear asking what driver mode you would like to select. At this screen, you should select the Textmode Driver as shown in the image below.

If multiple are listed in the Textmode integration options box, select the appropriate driver for your operating system. The OK button will now become available and you should click on it. Do this same routine for for each and every driver that you are installing.

After selecting Textmode Driver you will be at a page listing all the drivers that will be installed. You should click on the Next button and then click on the OK button when it asks if you want to start the process. Your SATA drivers will now be integrated into your Windows files folder. When the process has finished, click on the Next button and then the Finish button.

You are now ready to burn the Windows files to your a bootable DVD. If you will be using Nero to create this DVD, then you can continue to the next section. Otherwise, you can skip ahead to instructions on how to use the free nLite utility to create your DVD.

Burn a bootable CD or DVD Using Nero

Please note that older versions of NERO may not use the same steps as what are outlined in this guide. These steps were created for use with Nero 7 and above.

If you own Nero, then start the Nero Burning ROM program. Once started, if you do not see an option labeled Make Bootable DVD, as shown in the image below, you will need to enable the advanced user settings.

To start, select the Make Bootable DVD option. On the next screen you will be asked to select a Boot image. You should browse to the folder where you saved the Microsoft Boot image that you extracted using Isobuster in previous steps and select it. Please note, that by default Nero will be looking for a file with a .IMA extension, so you will need to change the file type to All Files (*.*) in order to select the MICROSOFT CORPORATION.img boot image. This is shown in the figure below.

You should now click on the Boot tab and put a checkmark in Enable expert settings. Then change Kind of Emulation to No Emulation. Then change the Number of loaded sectors to 4. When done your screen should look similar to the image below.

Under the ISO tab, you should not have to change any settings. Just click on the tab to make sure it is configured as shown in the image above. If you have an older version of Nero you will not have the option Do not add the ';1' ISO file version extension under the Relax restrictions category.

Now click on the Label tab. We recommend changing the labels on your completed CD or DVD so that they match your Windows CD. To do that Select Manual and then enter the labels into the ISO 9660 and Joilet fields. For Windows XP Pro you should enter WXPCCP_EN. For Windows XP Home you should enter WXHCCP_EN. An example of this is shown in the image below.

Now click on the New button to open the file browser as shown in the image below.

In the right hand pane you will navigate to your slipstreamed location, C:XPCD, and left-click once on it to select it. Then select all of the files in the right-hand pane and drag them into the left-hand pane. When this is completed, click on the Burn button in the top menu bar. Nero will create the bootable CD for you and you will now have a Slipstreamed Windows XP SP3 CD or DVD!

Burn a bootable CD or DVD using nLite

If you have not already installed nLite, you will need to download and install the program first and then start it.When the program starts, click on the Next button, and then at the next screen, select the Browse button to see a screen similar to the one below.

Now select your Windows installation folder that we created at C:XPCD and then click on the OK button. nLite will scan the directory and identify any previously installed Service Packs. When it has finished, click on the Next button. You will now be on a screen asking if there are any presets that you would like to use. Just click on the Next button again to continue.

You will now be on the Task Selection screen.

On this screen select the Bootable ISO option as shown in the image above and then click on the Next button.You will now be at the Bootable ISO screen that will look similar to the image below.

If the screen above does not look exactly like what you see on your computer, do not be concerned as we need to make some changes first. First change the Mode option to Direct Burn. Then, for the Label field we recommend using the same label that was on your original Windows CD. For Windows XP Pro you should enter WXPCCP_EN into the Label field. For Windows XP Home you should enter WXHCCP_EN into the label field. Next, make sure your CD/DVD burner is selected in the Device menu. Last, but not least, change the Burn Speed to 8X in order to get a reliable burn.

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When you have finished configuring these settings, we need to specify our boot image. To do that, change Boot Sector to custom and a window will open asking you to locate your boot sector. You should browse to the folder where you saved the Microsoft Boot image that you extracted using Isobuster in previous steps and select it. Please note, that by default nLite will be looking for .bin or .dat files, so you will need to change Files of type to All Files. Once you do that you will be able to select the MICROSOFT CORPORATION.img boot image as shown in the image below.

Once you have changed all of your settings and selected your boot image, we are ready to create the Windows installation media. To start this process, click on the Burn button. A confirmation prompt will appear asking if you are sure you want to burn the content to the media. You should click on the Yes button to start the process. nLite will now start preparing the content that will be copied to your media. This may take some time, so please be patient. When it has finished preparing the files, nLite will start writing them to your media as shown in the image below.

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Please be patient while the files are written to your media. When it has finished, you will see a message stating the written files were verified successfully. You can then click on the Next button and then click on the Finish button to close nLite.

You now have a Slipstreamed SP3 CD or DVD!

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Conclusion

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Now that you have learned how to make a bootable Windows installation disc you can make an install or reinstall process much quicker and secure. Using a disk like this you can now install Windows XP and be at a high patch level so that your freshly installed operating system is less vulnerable to malware and hackers. This also enables you to go to locations where there is not a lot of bandwidth and install Windows with all of the latest service packs installed so you do not have to wait for a long time while the service pack downloads. If you have any questions regarding this process, or tutorial, please feel free to ask us in the Windows XP forum.