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Windows 7: Lenovo laptop dual boot problem

31 Jan 2010   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
or using a bootable usb pendrive, then add the sata files to the pendrive and insert when asked to load drivers
I tried that method not too long ago.. didn't work.

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31 Jan 2010   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maomatt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Your problem is that windows XP doesn't have native support for SATA II hard drives. You have to either install SATA drivers during the XP install or disable the native SATA mode in bios in order to get it to work. Unfortunately, if you choose the 2nd option, your HDD will be about running at about 40% of it's capability.
How do I intall the SATA II drivers for XP? Is this something I have to do during boot or install, or can I update the BIOS to include them?

My XP disk is pristine and a legit copy from MS. It is not currently installed on any other machine.
Download your win XP setup SATA drivers.

put them on a floppy disk.

Press F6 at this screen.

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31 Jan 2010   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

Download your win XP setup SATA drivers.

put them on a floppy disk.

Press F6 at this screen.
That's been established.. but if you have no floppy drive.. xp won't install sata drivers from from anything other than a drive assigned the letter A. It doesn't recognize bootable flash drives (unless I did it wrong), nor does it recognize my ancient USB zip drive (125Mb floppy)
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31 Jan 2010   #14


They sell usb floppy drives.

You can run 32bit compilers on a 64bit machine without issue. You are really going down a path that you dont need to go down. I run a 64bit workstation that i only use for compiling 32bit code. (Its a win7 machine and the compiled code is run on xp machines.) What language are you working with, and what SDE are you using?
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31 Jan 2010   #15
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You may need to slipstream the SATA controller drivers in using Nlite.

How To Slipstream SATA Drivers Into XP CD

You can burn the ISO to CD using the same drop-down menu where you create ISO. Use slowest speed with Verify.
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