I have a new laptop computer with Vista Ultimate. I created 4 partitions and now I am ready to install Windows XP. The hard drive is ST9120823A (S1). I believe this is a Seagate serial ATA device.
My early Microsoft Windows XP CD I have does not have SP2. I have created a slipstream installation CD with SP2 but that is not enough.
In the Phoenix bios set up utility the AHCI configuration is enabled and under "item specific help" it says "enhanced AHCI: Win XP-SP1+IAA driver supports AHCI mode." I interpret this to mean it needs an IAA driver on the slipstreamed CD in order to install Windows XP on this Vista computer. As I understand it, XP cannot recognize the new SATA HD without this driver.
I have nLite which I believe will insert the drivers if I have them. If this is correct how would I obtain and use these drivers. Any other suggestions or links will be appreciated.