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How to embed SATA drivers to a Windows XP Pro installation disk

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HI

I am trying to install Windows XP Pro SP2 to an HP 530 laptop, but it shows the error that the hard disk was not found, so I believe this is because SATA drivers are not included on the installation disk, as far as I know there is a way to embed them even the Service Pack 3 but how to do it ?

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There is a free program called Nlite that you can use to slipstream drivers into your XP CD:

http://www.nliteos.com/
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My computer used to have an issue simaler to that. I have it connected via sata but it wasn't detected. Found out later that my BIOS was trying to use my harddrive as RAID . Check to make sure yours isn't
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Here is a great guide that MSDN.org made for nlite:
http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/1/
It will walk you through everythign you can do with nlite including  adding raid/sata drivers:
http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/36/
I hope this helps. Good luck.
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I've had to do this recently. nlite is the way to go.
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by:dimensionav
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Guys:

Dizzybro you got it, I have attached a photo of the screen as the configuration should be, thanks all of you I´ll try nliteos.
hp530.JPG
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Yes I knew it!! Thanks!
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