How can I install SCSI drivers without a floppy disk?

Posted on 2008-02-07
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A friend has a new HP laptop which came with Vista pre-installed - but he wants to install XP Pro instead.

His problem is that it has a SATA drive and needs SCSI drivers, but of course there is no floppy disk to install them from (when prompted to press F6 in the installation process).

Any ideas welcomed please - I wondered if there was a way of slipstreaming the drivers?
Question by:chrisfixit
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The easierst way is to use a utility like nlite http://www.nliteos.com/
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by:Gary Case
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In many newer laptops you can simply disable AHCI mode in the BIOS and the drive will be recognized fine for an XP installation.   After it's installed, you can (if you want) install the appropriate drivers and then switch the BIOS back to ACHI mode.
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Do try KCTS's method first to slipstream (for me it didnt work for a particular RAID controller). However i find that using a USB floppy drive with the driver on the floppy is most reliable.

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nlite worked like a dream, no problems.

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