Unable to Install Third-Party SCSI Drivers During XP Setup
Posted on 2007-11-16
I am currently trying to downgrade from Windows Vista Home to XP Professional SP2, but am unable to get setup to recognize my HDD/SATA Controller.
I have attempted to install the SCSI drivers via F6 (Silicon Image Sil3231 Satalink) as well as integrating the drivers via NLiteOS, but have had no luck.
After pressing "F6" during the initial setup process, the SATA drivers on my floppy disk are detected, and I am given the option to select the version (OS Specific) for both Windows XP/Server 2003, and Windows 2000, but after finishing the initial driver load, I am still receiving the error that Setup cannot detect any HDD installed in the system.
This system is currently running Vista (and yes it boots fine to the HDD), so I know it is not an actual hardware failure. I have attempted integration via NLite, but have had no luck.
Any suggestions, hair-brain solutions, jimmy-rigging would be much appreciated.