How do you input drivers for SATA Hard Drive during the F6 part of installing XP when there is no floppy in the laptop I wish to install XP in as a Dual Boot with Vista Home Premium?
Posted on 2008-10-01
I would like to dual boot my new Toshiba Laptop running Vista Home Premium to also run XP Pro. My licence states that I am permitted to downgrade to XP Pro. I was able to successfully do this on my old Toshiba last year. It had IDE drives not SATA. The problem is that the XP does not recognize there is a drive present when I try to install it in this new laptop and I am sure it has to do with the fact that the drives are SATA. I have had to install drivers for the controllers when building desktop computers which is easy to do by adding a floppy. I have no way of entering the drivers for the SATA controllers as there is no floppy and it will not accept input from a USB pen drive or a USB floppy at this point. I have a valid retail licenced XP Pro that is not on any other computer. Is there a way that I can add these drivers to my XP Installation disk by copying it and entering those drivers in a specific folder? I know enough that you cannot just copy the disk and add files and expect it to boot up. I have done that part before. I just don't know where I should place these files and exactly what files are needed to accomplish this.
Thank you for any help you might be able to give me.