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Have Windows XP recognize HDD (SATA

Posted on 2009-06-27
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I set up the complete install with nLite and included what appears to be the correct Windows XP SATA driver.  This is for a Gateway MT6711 (1 GB RAM, 1.75GHz Intel CPU).  (This is for a downgrade from the disaster Vista).  Gateway is totally non cooperative (will NEVER buy anything from them again!).  I downloaded and used Intel_3100_Windows.zip as well as drivers available at Gateway (which obviously are questionable).  I have the Si3112.cat -.inf -.mpd -.sys (4 files) and SiiSupp.vxd, SilSupp.cpl and .dll  (3 files)
Any help, greatly appreciated!
Heinz
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by:John Hurst
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The best way to solve this (so far as I know) is to go into the BIOS and look for AHCI mode and set that to Compatability mode. That should allow you to install XP. It has worked for any number of people, so good luck.  If not, ask Gateway how to do it.  .... Thinkpads_User
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by:HeinzMat
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The BIOS is very simple and does NOT allow any changes (I checked).  Gateway does not respond to any questions along this line.  Asking them was my first step.
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by:Datedman
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Have you tried without nLite and just used F6 w/floppy to load the driver?
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by:HeinzMat
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This laptop has no floppy drive.
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by:Datedman
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Might be time to get a USB floppy, eh?
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by:HeinzMat
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A $20.00 or $30.00 (or more) expenditure for one single use?
Why not simply buy a new laptop?
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by:Datedman
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LOL
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by:nobus
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i suppose you got wrong sata drivers; otherwise , it should work
is the lappie still running vista?   then look what sata driver it uses, and downoad the drivers to install them in nlite.
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by:HeinzMat
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Good thought, and I looked into that, as I have the disc drive with Vista separate (am installing XP on a new, separate drive).  However without knowing what the name of the driver would be, has held me back on this.  Same is true of looking for the correct driver on the Gateway website.
In one of my attempts, I also connected the new drive up as an external USB drive, but when the install came to writing data to the disc ('now starting windows'), it came up with 'wrong disc format' (I formatted it as NTFS)
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by:nobus
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you can find them in device manager under disk conttrollers, or ide/ atapi controllers (in their properties)
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by:HeinzMat
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Have checked this in my desktop computer (disk.sys partmgr.sys and snapman.sys are shown as the HDD drivers - all SATAs) and will have to access it on the Vista disc. The puzzling thing is, that Windows XP Pro upon installation and operation, has no problem recognizing SATA drives in the desktop computers I have built.  My suspicion was, that the device access points in the laptop BIOS ROM are different for Vista.  If that is the case, then a device driver would need to bridge across that gap.  Which would require a very specific type of driver.
I'll check into that.
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by:nobus
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you need to check the drivers on the machine you want to install , not on another PC !
i suppose you have sil3112 from your post; if os, you can also try these :
http://www.siliconimage.com/products/product.aspx?id=63
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by:HeinzMat
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I know.  However finding possible names for SATA drivers has been necessary to be able to recognize such in the mass of drivers on the Vista HDD.  Total number of drivers is staggering...
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by:nobus
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not sure what you mean; are there drivers on the gateway site ? their name (in vista) can be nearly the same as for XP
try here :  http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/dlcenter.asp?Tab=My
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I finally found all the necessary drivers to make the conversion.  If anyone else needs this, contact me.  I have created a disc that does the install automatically.  You'll have to supply a copy of Windows XP of course.
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by:Matt Lennertz
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i know this is a three year old post, but if you have disc of files, i'm interested in it.
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