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Windows 7: Air Gapped Sony vaio, installing Win XP, asking for SCSI adapter drive

03 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 x64 Pro, Windows 8.1 x64 Pro, Windows 10 TP 10041
Air Gapped Sony vaio, installing Win XP, asking for SCSI adapter drive

I have a air gapped Sony Vaio VGN-FW230J that I picked up today to work on, and the user doesn't have any discs for it. I am wiping Windows 7 from, and installing Windows XP for them so then can do panel programming for alarm systems with an app that only works on Windows XP from Mircom.
When I booted the installer, it only showed my usb stick for places to install Windows XP, and asked for SCSI adapter disk controller drivers.
And I tried google for the drivers, but I'm not quite sure which one it would be on there drivers page, Sony eSupport - VGN-FW230J - Support, as there is nothing that says SCSI on there.
Can someone please help me out.

I managed to find the SATA NON-RAID drivers on there website. And it's just an exe file, so I extracted it to folder and tried put it on usb stick and plug it into the laptop, but WinXP installer wouldn't let me search on there, instead it just says no Floppy Drive found lol.

Any suggestions?

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06 Feb 2016   #2

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You have to copy the SATA driver to a Floppy Disk only, you cannot use a USB flash stick for this purpose when you are installing Windows XP.

The other way is to slipstream the SATA driver into the XP CD. You will get the idea here: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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 Air Gapped Sony vaio, installing Win XP, asking for SCSI adapter drive

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