Solved

How do you get around the RAID Drivers via floppy on XP install

Posted on 2007-11-21
5
257 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I recently purchased a dell dimension and it has built in RAID 0/1 however the WINDOWS XP installer disc doesnt know what this device is, so you are supposed to hit F6 or somethign during boot up to install the drivers by a floppy. However, like most modern PCs there is no floppy.

My question is, do I have to go buy a USB floppy just to install this OS or is there some workaround. I cant believe microsoft still has this ancient method of requiring a floppy disk.
0
Comment
Question by:nichiaiinc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:djMundy
ID: 20332847
Hi nichiaiinc,

You can build a custom Windows XP disk including the drivers. Download the nLite software from http://www.nliteos.com/ and there's an option to add the drivers. You'll need you Windows CD handy.

There is a very good site for this process and much more advanced things you can do at http://unattended.msfn.org - this will give you all the instructions you need.

Cheers,
Daniel
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:djMundy
ID: 20332861
Hi nichiaiinc,

I know it doesn't help you in this case but just for your interest, Windows Vista now allows you to load the drivers from a USB flash drive :-)

Cheers,
Daniel
0
 

Author Comment

by:nichiaiinc
ID: 20332902
Yeah the USB idea is brillant if it only worked for Xp. So is Mundys example of creating a boot CD with the drivers already installed the only way????

ahhh, losing respect for the big guy (microsoft)
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
djMundy earned 250 total points
ID: 20332916
Yeah it frustrates me all the time. The only way other than customizing a CD is to use a USB floppy drive - but that hasn't always worked well for me.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:nichiaiinc
ID: 31410519
Thank you for the quick reponse
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
The question appears often enough, how do I transfer my data from my old server to the new server while preserving file shares, share permissions, and NTFS permisions.  Here are my tips for handling such a transfer.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question