Installing XP problem with Sata Drivers - Toshiba Satelite Pro L40
Posted on 2007-12-05
I am attempting to reinstall the Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop with XP Home SP2 (it was shipped with Vista)
however I am having difficulty with sata controller driver.
I obtained the relevant sata driver for XP from the Toshiba website (The Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager)
put the drivers on a floppy disk and connected a usb floppy drive to the laptop.
I am familiar with the setup process to install addional disk controller drivers during xp setup i.e hold down F6 and specify the additional drivers.
All these steps appear to work fine as setup detects the Hard drive and allows a partition to be created and formats it. However after it copies the files the following message is displayed
"Insert Disk labelled: intel matrix storage manager driver
Into drive A. Press Enter to continue."
It will not go beyond this point.
My first thoughts were that either the floppy disk or drive were fauly, but I have eliminated both of these.
I've also checked with the intel website and the drivers appear to be correct.
The floppy disk I used contained the following files:
readme.tx and license.txt
Your thoughts would br greatly appreciated.