installing raid drivers with out a floppy

By chrispc616 ·
im setting up a adaptec 1220sa with 2 wd 500 enterprise drives on a windows xp pro, but my mobo intel dg43gt does not have a floppy controller nor do i have a USB floppy. i heard of was to convert a usb stick to act as a floppy that will work with the bios and with the installation of xp to press F6 to load third party drivers?

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Depends on which M'Board you have here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to installing raid drivers w ...

But the easier way is to Slipstream a Install Disc and Include the RAID Driver so you are not asked to press the F6 Key and Insert a Floppy.

To do this you can use nLite available free here

http://www.nliteos .com/download.html

The Instructions are available here for nLite

http://www.nliteos .com/guide/

Assuming that your first language is English of course. Also remember to remove the space from between the nlite and the .com to get a working URL.


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by chrispc616 In reply to Depends on which M'Board ...

Thanks Col
thank worked perfectly

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by pmshah In reply to installing raid drivers w ...

I am pretty sure XP installation allows you to load boot time drivers from a CD also. You can eject the CD, insert the driver CD from where it will load the drivers and then re-inserting the original Cd will resume the installation process.

Only time I have ever had to slipstream the drivers is when the the CD/DVD drive was a connected to a sata port and the installation CD did not include them for the specific controller, like the nVidia chipset on an Acer machine.

You will have to do a bit of searching on google but it is there.

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