Installing Windows XP SP3 on an Elonex WebBook
Posted on 2009-04-05
A friend has given me his Elonex WebBook for me to fix. It has 512MB RAM, An 80GB WD Scorpio Hard Drive (WD800BEVS), but I'm not sure about the processor.
Anyway, It has Ubuntu pre-loaded on the Hard Drive, but it has corrupted. I've decided to install XP instead as it's more user friendly. Elonex WebBook's don't have optical drives, So I've had to swap Hard Drives with my laptop in order to use an optical drive with his Hard Disk.
So I swapped the Drives over, checked the BIOS, it picked up the Hard Drive fine, popped in the Windows XP CD, and Windows couldn't see the drive. I've looked all over the internet for a solution, and havent had much sucess.
I found someone else having a simular problem to me and he just switched off Native SATA in his BIOS, so I tried to do the same, can't find a Native SATA option anywhere. The laptop I'm using for the Windows XP installation is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo pi2512. (1GB RAM 120GB HDD Intel Pentium Dual Core)
A friend of mine said I could Slipstream a Native SATA controller into a Windows XP ISO image using nLite. He gave me a link to a site full of drivers and said to just slipstream all of them. I tried this, and half way loading the WIndows XP CD, it asked for the Windows XP CD. Very odd.
So I'm now on this site begging for help as I promised my friend I would have it back with him working within 2 weeks and I owe him a favor!