Install pre-service patch XP OS on newer computer

By Healer ·
I have tried to install XP Pro on a new desktop computer. The computer already had Vista running on another partition without real issues. However it crashed and came up with a blue screen. The CD was all right because I installed on older computer without any problem. I suspected that the issues were driver problem. I had tried the same on a new laptop that came with Vista installed. I was trying to replace the Vista with XP. The XP install CD just couldn't see the hard disk. I guess if I have XP CD that came with some service pack 2 or 3 might do all the trick.

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SATA drivers ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Install pre-service patch ...

That is what is needed for this installation.

In the first few seconds of the XP install, at the bottom left-hand corner, the install screen will halt briefly - inviting you to 'Press F6' to install special drivers.

You'll have to discern which hard drive / motherboard is fitted to this machine, then go to the manufacturer's website and source the SATA drivers for XP.

These have to be available on Floppy or another CD, when you press F6, then the install routine will return to normal activity.

An alternate method would be to Slipstream the install disc with at least SP2 AND the SATA drivers, then the F6 routine can be ignored.

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Check the MOBO manufacturers site to see that you

by Jacky Howe In reply to Install pre-service patch ...

have current drivers for XP before wiping Vista. You need to supply a Sata driver to be able to see the Hard drives.

This is how you do it but you will have to find out the Motherboard specs for the Sata Driver. Check the Make and Model of your Notebook and do a Google search for the drivers or post the information here so that a peer may be able to help you track down the drivers.

Extract and Copy the SATA Drivers to a Floppy Disk. Boot from the XP CD and when prompted, press F6 to install the SATA drivers from the floppy disk. If you haven't a Floppy Drive Slipstream your XP installation with the SATA drivers.

<b>How To: Slipstream your XP installation</b>

Download nLite



These are the steps that I took and if you have any problems read the guide.

Download the Sata Drivers from the manufactures web site.

Install Nlite

Extract the Sata Drivers to a folder named Sata using WinRar. http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

Copy the entire XP CD to a folder named XPS

I then ran Nlite and Browsed to the XPS folder, click Next, click Next then select the Drivers and Bootable ISO click Next.

At the Drivers Tab click insert, click single driver and navigate to the folder with the .inf file for windows XP.

Highlight it and select open and select next. Select Textmode driver and select the XP Sata driver and click OK.

Click next and Yes to apply changes, next and select Make ISO. Burn it to CD using Nero or any other Software that will support the ISO Image.

<b>How to burn an ISO Image:</b>


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LOL, timing {nt}

by Jacky Howe In reply to Check the MOBO manufactur ...
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Great minds ... nt

by OldER Mycroft In reply to LOL, timing {nt}
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by Jacky Howe In reply to Great minds ... nt :D

hang in there brother.

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Thanks a lot guys!

by Healer In reply to LOL

I shall try all your advices as soon as I get a chance. I have given up replacing the laptop OS with XP because I managed to get some later software to go with Vista. However I do want to put an XP on my desktop in addition to Vista installed, i.e. dual-booting. I need to use pre-Adobe Macromedia Fireworks old version which does not work on Vista. My desktop is a new computer which does not have a floppy drive. Strange I still see the floppy drive a: on the Windows Explorer even it does nothing when I click on it, a bit annoying though.

I tried to boot up the computer with XP CD to install XP on the computer before I re-installed Vista yesterday. If my memory serves me right, the install procedure did not stop at the place where it allowed me to install extra driver. It just crashed with the blue screen.

Some time ago I also tried to install XP after the Vista installed on the same computer thinking of replacing the boot files later to enable multi-boot. The XP CD booted up all right, but part-way formatting the partition for the OS, it crashed.

Conclusively, I am not too sure how promising I shall achieve this.

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If you need a floppy drive, get an External usb one. Simple really.

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Thanks a lot guys!
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Unable to locate driver

by Healer In reply to Install pre-service patch ...

I found the name of the hard disk from the existing Vista system. It said SAMSUNG HD502HI ATA. However I couldn't find the same model from the SAMSUNG support site. I couldn't find it from a Google search either. Could somebody help!

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2nd post

by Jacky Howe In reply to Unable to locate driver

Check the Make and Model of your Notebook and do a Google search for the drivers or post the information here so that a peer may be able to help you track down the drivers.

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Odd that you couldn't find it on Google ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Unable to locate driver

It worked for me ...


Plenty of reading and links here.

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