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How do I install the disk controller, chipset, and other mobo drivers?

I've forgotten how to install the drivers that came with the motherboard.  The only one that is critical is the disk controller driver because I cannot install XP (XP gives me a 0x0000007B error, which suggests there is no driver for the hard disk controller).  I would like to install the other mobo drivers, but do I install those later, after XP is loaded?

I know to hit F6 during the XP install when it asks whether I want to install SCSI or other controller dirvers and then to hit Ctrl-S, but what do I put on the floppy?  I have downloaded several .exe files from the mobo mfg website and when I executed those, they unpacked a dozen .zip files for all kinds of drivers.  Unzipping those, gives me many directories of files.  I need to know exactly which files I need from those dirs to put onto the floppy.  

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DriverPacks http://driverpacks.net/

Tutorial http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=1449

Get the MassStorage and Chipset at least.
In my post I have a link to nLite which is extremely easy to use - nLiteOS.com.
imo - you will still need a floppy drive, so i suggest to buy one, they're cheap
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This morning, I had a notion: the "other computer" floppy drive is ancient and lost it's door years ago.  It's probably got more dust bunnies in it than there are under my bed.  I'm now going to try moving the floppy from the new computer over to the "other computer" just long enough to make the floppy, then move it back to the new computer.
Apologies I meant to point you to the nlite guide page http://www.nliteos.com/guide/

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No luck... even the new computer floppy drive (the only re-used part of the new computer) is 10 years old and won't even recognize a floppy.

With all due respect nobus, the computer I built before this one had a motherboard that didn't even have a floppy port.  I was limited to Windows 7 and Vista, because those could suck drivers off USB keys.  Worst case, I could make this a Win 7 box, but I already had a copy of XP Pro and since this computer is for my kids, it's not a speed demon like my main box.

I'll go to plan B: nliteos.

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In my opinion?  Using nlite would have been a whole lot easier than these floppy drive headaches - it could have been done by now :)  

What system/motherboard are you working with?

When you use nlite, select Multiple Driver Files, select all shown, then use TextMode.
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I ran out of time (and was sick of messing with this during my vacation), so I went to work Monday having not tried the nliteOS solution.  I realized that I have several dozen floppies at home  that I really should transfer to CD-R (presuming they are still readable) so I should get a working floppy drive.  I therefore purchased a new floppy drive from newegg.com for $12 with shipping.

The mobo is a Radisys RD945G.

Nobus: Floppy light... doh!!!

Yes, on one of the two drives I tried, the floppy light is always on.  The connector on the drive is not keyed, so there's a chance that I have the connector on the drive upside down.  Also, it's a round cable, so I can't see which end has the twists in the ribbon, so I may have the cable ends swapped.

The new floppy drive should arrive tomorrow, so I'll go that route first, because it seems easiest (sorry PowerEdgeTech).
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Hey ... if you need a floppy drive anyway, do what you need to do :)
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Had a family emergency to attend to... new floppy drive still sitting in the newegg.com box.

Please stand by.
Points split.  All of the below offered useful advice that could help solve the problem.

http://34458554
Author:KCTS
Identifying files

http://34458564
Author:dbrunton
Use the ReadMe files.  Acknowledged by questioner.

http://34458569
Author:WallD
Technique to use plus slipstreaming recommendation.

http://34458791
Author:PowerEdgeTech
Slipstreaming recommendation.

http://34460508
Author:nobus
Floppy drive advice.  Acknowledged by questioner.







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I decided to take a completely different tack on this problem: I bought Windows 7.  Windows 7 does not require a floppy drive for loading drivers, as you can use a USB key for the drivers.  The Windows 7 is still on it's way, so I don't know whether it will work or not, although I have three other XP computers here that I could upgrade to Win 7, so it won't go to waste.

The motherboard, although new, is over 5 years old.  I've asked the manufacturer (Radisys) whether anyone has successfully run Win 7 on it, but they said they are unaware of anyone trying Win 7.  It's primarily an embedded computing mobo, and Win 7 isn't really popular with that crowd yet.

Sorry about the delay in closing this question, but work has been taking up 60 hours per week and I really didn't feel like spending more time wrestling with a computer when I got home or on the weekends.  I'll split the points as per dbrunton's post.

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I don't know why this is not simply closing... I've selected answers that are likely solutions... I simply have decided a different path to solve the problem to bypass the non-working floppy drive, so I cannot confirm that any of these solutions really would have worked.
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Fine.