I have a customer's Toshiba A205-S5804 laptop with VISTA Home Premium installed and the customer needs XP Professiona installed instead since they HATE Vista. I've formatted the HDD and installed the new OS with a LEGALLY purchased copy of XP Prof (COA label and original CD) using another Desktop system in our office .. but now the laptop system does not bootup properly since the SATA drivers cannot be loaded. I called Toshiba support and they said the Intel Matrix Drivers must be installed DURING the OS reload process (press F6 to install drivers) but it's a 22 MB file and required a FLOPPY disk drive to install (according to Toshiba Support). First, I don't have an external FDD and a 22 MB file wouldn't fit on a 1.44 MB FDD anyway.
So HOW do I get these SATA drivers onto the HDD to make the laptop bootup properly???