Installing SATA Hard Drive with Windows XP (Without Floppy Drive)

As we know, Microsoft stopped Windows XP selling product to new computer purchasing in order to overcoming Windows Vista. On recent days, new computers or notebooks product which has the requirement hardware are now capable to use it. It will run, but slow (a very to me). To make it double faster running OS, try to using Windows XP.

One problem found that lots of newest computers or notebooks are equipped with a SATA interface hard drive that not all recognized by Windows XP installer. It would ask the SATA driver for the hardware and you must provide it before continue to installing the rest processes.

For example, a week ago I’ve purchased an Acer Travelmate 6291-100508. This sub-notebook are comes with Intel Core 2 Duo 1,66 GHz processor, 80 GB SATA hard drive, 512 MB DDRAM, DVD RAM Super Multi, 12.1” WXGA screen & LinPus Linux pre-installed OS. From the selling box, Acer recommended to use Windows Vista hence there are no Windows XP driver CD software included. In manner way, there will no chance to installing it with Windows XP since the installer didn’t recognized the SATA interface. One for sure, Acer website provides all of the Windows XP drivers software, including the SATA driver to support the Windows XP installation. So, how to integrating the bootable installer with the SATA driver software, since I’m not too interesting to buy a USB floppy drive?

First of all, get the SATA driver manufactured from your hardware factory website (Acer link) & download nLite to create a custom Windows XP installer (note that you need .NET Framework 2.0 available from Microsoft download site before running the nLite). Next, from nLite application, browse to the Windows XP CD installer (I’m not responsible to any legally use of Windows XP installer) & let it cached to a specified path:



Then, press Drivers & Bootable ISO button to inserting the SATA drivers & continue to create an ISO image to burn in a CD:



Clicking on Next button, you will be prompted to inserting from the source disk of SATA drivers software:



Insert the source disk contain SATA driver files:



Finally, confirmed with YES button to continue to burning the ISO image:



After it finished, let it try to boot from this bootable CD next to your computer or notebook.

Sincerelly,

Eko Wahyudiharto
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  1. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, June 29, 2007 1:14:00 AM

    woork , in my notebook Acer for sata hdd ,end no fdd .

  2. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, June 29, 2007 8:41:00 AM

    I'm install ubuntu 7.04 on acer 6291 but the sound won't come out!
    if any one know the why and the how to make it sound please help me ..

  3. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, July 02, 2007 3:28:00 PM

    you rocks man...
    works 4 me...

  4. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Monday, July 02, 2007 3:54:00 PM

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, July 07, 2007 3:16:00 AM

    You are fantastic. It worked for my HP 6510b.

  6. Anonymous mrightc said,

    Thursday, July 12, 2007 7:02:00 PM

    u r the best!!!
    i love u so much!!!
    :)

  7. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, July 13, 2007 2:46:00 AM

    DUDE AWESOME THANKS! I thought I was stuck with Vista.

  8. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Friday, July 13, 2007 8:19:00 AM

    As we know, lots of brand new laptops package are shipped with Vista drivers support without any XP driver software included - such as WiFi, VGA drivers, ethernet or else. FYI, i had comments on a forum about how to enabled it so that all hardware become recognized & run optimally with XP. Check this out too...

  9. Anonymous june said,

    Friday, July 13, 2007 12:48:00 PM

    makasih om.... heheheheh sekarang lagi proses install negh thx ya really rock maaaan

  10. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, July 15, 2007 5:39:00 PM

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  11. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, July 15, 2007 11:02:00 PM

    tengkyu om.... selamat berkat panduan anda... (nginstalin windows buat laptop baru-nya si bos di kantor ni... kacau kalo gak bisa...) hampir putus asa tadi... thx to google... thx to you... ^^

  12. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Monday, July 16, 2007 8:29:00 AM

    Comments from Prasetio@solindoweb.com has moved to http://paparadit.blogspot.com/2007/07/fedora-core-7-on-acer-travelmate-6291.html

  13. Anonymous june said,

    Monday, July 16, 2007 12:32:00 PM

    mas tinggal infrared driver nya negh,:(( aku cari ga dapet2, fastinfrared driver tulungin dunk

  14. Anonymous june said,

    Monday, July 16, 2007 1:11:00 PM

    heheheh ga jadi nanya apus aja komenta yg diatas mas..., hehee udah bisa

  15. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:17:00 AM

    So, I will try on my DV6130US right now, I try to Install Windows XP SP2 PT-BR version, I hope work for me, because I´m tired to search on the web solution to downgrade my laptop from vista to XP>

  16. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, July 20, 2007 7:00:00 AM

    thanks a lot mate

  17. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:31:00 PM

    hi. I tried nLite last night but when it comes to 3rd step (inserting...) list will not come. What did i miss on this?I downloaded all the drivers for XP from Acer site and use the F6 driver even have 2 options 32 and 64 but still i cant get through. What will I do with this? I need to change my OS to XP. Please help me.

  18. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, July 31, 2007 6:06:00 PM

    Hi, do you have a solution for doing a dual isntall on ACER 6592G? XP is original installed but hen when I want to install Win Server 2003 Standard edition I get stuck with the missing txtsetup.oem. Cannot find it anywhere. Thanks mate.

  19. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, August 03, 2007 5:38:00 AM

    I have a new DELL XPS 710. I need SATA drivers for my samsun 321HJ or whatever, the only thing on their site is a DOS EXE file. Can someone help me.?

    Thanks

  20. Blogger travel_er2000 said,

    Friday, August 03, 2007 12:32:00 PM

    I have an Acer Aspire 5680, I just wanted to say I'm dealing with the same problem. I want to go from Vista to Windows XP or do a dual boot. I tried to boot it using gLite, but I had no success with the boot. I'm not sure if I did something wrong....I copied both the WinXp disc and sp2 into seperate files. Then at the beginning of gLite I clicked to the main location (WinXP cd) and integrated sp2 into it. Did I do something wrong? Well thank you for you're site, I've been reading many sites. Also I'm making a list of drivers on another cd I just wanted to make a strictly integrated clean sp2 into a WinXP. When I used Paul Thurott's instructions, all I got was a cd that just kept booting, it never did anything, just a blank screen. Then I used glite and well when I booted it from the F12 bootable cd it completely ignored it and booted into the usual Vista Operating system. I did ISO it, is there some specific method, Thurgott's site did mention an image file which I did get using another downloaded program. All that came up was a constantly booting black black screen that didn't do anything. Originally I did try to boot with with the Windows XP cd, the orginal one, but I got a pci.sys error or psi.sys, something like that. I was just wondering should I restore to factory settings and follow this method
    http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp

    I'm really annoyed, yes I did try Virtual Machine, sadly it's not very good if you're a gamer like I am. I love these blog sites, I think I may get one, which site do I chose? hehe.

  21. Blogger travel_er2000 said,

    Friday, August 03, 2007 12:51:00 PM

    I did iso the whole XP folder after I integrated the sp2 folder into the XP folder then burnt it as a iso 530 something MB's right?. I didn't include the ATA driver. I'm working on downloading all the drivers, I have about 6 of them for my system. Yes I did copy each CD into seperate folders to be clear. Are you sure Vista likes to boot with a Windows XP cd? I've had no luck.? Is there something in bios I should be doing? I was thinking of backing up any stuff I've left on Vista, using Acer's "restore to factory settings" oh and Acer didn't give me the Vista CD so I'm really annoyed. I just can't seem to get XP working outside of the Virtual Machine world. I've had no luck, I did hear about disabling the ata drive in bios, I'm a bit scared of messing something up. This was a bad move with Microsoft, there are times when you need to release Operating Systems and then there are times when they really don't need to release one. I did use restore to factory settings once and I did see Windows XP load under it, sadly Vista has locked it down. I was just wondering if I could do a dual boot with using http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp just before I have to type in the Vista key that unleashed "The Thing". The only reason why I don't want to get rid of Vista is because they threw in Norton Anti-Virus and if Windows XP uses the same filing system then I wouldn't have to install anything on Windows XP later on and well, I guess I want Vista to be the main operating System but I want to be able to use XP for gaming I think basically mostly. It's hard to know how Acer's bloatware will react to trying to install Windows XP beforehand and then hoping it will run properly without making the whole thing inoperable kinda thing. Any input would help. Thanks. Are the people on drugs that say you can boot XP in a Vista Machine?? I mean I've tried it over and over again, I have had zero luck. The only thing that popped in my head was to back up the stuff in Vista, use system restore then use the dual boot instructions. He said to hit the reset button after you've partitioned the drive, well I just hope it loads Windows XP's boot cd or I've wasted all that time for nothing, but that's the more serious way I think of trying to install XP so far. Yeah XP does sit under Vista, when I used system restore that one time I did see the Windows XP logo load up. I just wish I could remove the crap on top of it, I guess Microsoft is determined to save face, they just won't let you take off the top layer. At least let us use the "use previous versions" in the F6 boot command. This is getting sad, I'm getting very depressed, actually Vista has really put me into a bit a depression, yes a gamer depression, depressed knowing the stable Operating System that sits underneath this thing, well any help would be great. Sorry for the speech, looks like others are in "Vista Hell" too. I'm starting to wonder if I should just wait for the SP1 and hope "HOPE" they make it gamer worthy, but it's looking quite sad at the moment, Take Care....

  22. Blogger travel_er2000 said,

    Friday, August 03, 2007 12:53:00 PM

    The Windows XP logo loads underneath Vista, I saw it!! when I restored to factory settings once.

  23. Blogger Bez said,

    Monday, August 06, 2007 12:26:00 AM

    Can I slipstream only the driver
    and boot from the CD without having
    to install XP?

    Or I can do this slipstream way
    only when I install a fresh XP after
    I formated the HDD?

    Because I have the same problem,
    and at the moment my HDD is running
    at IDE emulation mode.

    Thanks for the info.

  24. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Monday, August 06, 2007 10:22:00 AM

    @bez: Imagine that you wanted to installing a fresh copy of Windows. The data on drives will be erased. I doubt that any others way will succeded except this. Got that?

  25. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, August 08, 2007 7:57:00 PM

    This seems very nice. Tried it once for my HP 6510b but did not get it to work.
    When I boot from the CD I made it enters the installation process but prompts for me
    to put the Win XP SP2 installation in A: drive. Anyone encountered this? Where did I go wrong? If I try to verify the CD on a working computer in Windows (my old laptop) it says: Go to controlpanel to install and configure system components. That comes up instead of the regular XP CD install options. I dwnloaded the SATA AHCI drives for 6510b from HPs homepage.

    Thankful for any help.
    /Erik

  26. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Friday, August 10, 2007 10:17:00 AM

    I thought that your SATA driver is not correct to your current system. Please contact to your laptop provider to asking the correct one driver. This problem is always happened when the SATA driver is not acceptable to the specified hardware.

  27. Blogger Vlad said,

    Saturday, August 11, 2007 2:06:00 AM

    Where do I get SATA AHCI drivers for my HP 6526 laptop. It seems HP does not let these drivers to download anymore. Also, I cen get the currently installed SATA driver iaStor.sys, but nLite requires the .inf type files only.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

  28. Blogger mazul said,

    Sunday, August 12, 2007 5:16:00 PM

    thnx m8....
    nice solution.....
    been craving for this over a week....
    havent tested it though....
    but the iso is ready....nd i think it'll work fyn....

    cheers

  29. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, August 16, 2007 11:32:00 PM

    Help Pak Eko dan semuanya,

    Di Acer Travelmate 6291. Saya download driver XP
    Sehabis install XP, saya install chipset Intel, VGA, Modem, LAN, TouchPad, WebCam

    Tetapi modem tidak berhasil dideteksi. Progress Bar sampai 80% lalu berhenti
    Tidak ada muncul tanda tanya di device manager dan juga tidak ada muncul device modem

    Saya pilih secara manual dan arahkan driver ke sana juga tidak bisa.

    Apakah yang salah dengan modemnya ?
    Thanx

  30. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Friday, August 17, 2007 7:28:00 AM

    @Anonymous: Pengalaman saya dulu sepertinya hampir sama. Progress instalasi modem bergerak lambat (nyaris saya simpulkan seperti hang), tetapi pasti hingga 100%. Dan setelah restart, modem telah dikenali dengan baik & dapat bekerja setelah saya coba dial via telkomnet.

    Apakah sound Anda sudah terinstall dengan baik dan driver modem memang untuk Windows XP?

  31. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, August 17, 2007 7:56:00 AM

    Makasih Pak Eko sebelumnya,

    Respon bapak lebih cepat dari support Acer yang saya kirimi mail tapi belum dibalas2.:-)

    Driver Modem saya download versi XP dari site yang sama dengan driver SATA. (Support Acer Euro)
    Setelah install modem, saya restart juga tidak muncul2 modem-nya

    Saya tes download driver modem XP dari site Pan Am Acer TravelMate 6291 juga (sepertinya sama isinya) juga tidak berhasil

    Driver modem XP yang bagus diambil dari site mana ya ?

    Saya lakukan Add New Hardware Wizard dan hanya 2 yang ketemu dan ditandai tanda tanya yaitu Network Controller dan PCI Device. Saya memang belum install wireless LAN dan Sound Driver. Jadi saya rasa itu keduanya.

    Apakah sehabis install modem ada muncul bagian modem di Device Manager?

    Apakah ada urutan penginstallan drivernya? Sound memang belum saya install karena ukurannya 38 MB jadi belum berhasil saya download. Demikian juga Wireless LAN.

    Apakah yang dapat saya lakukan ?
    Saya takut memang modemnya masalah.
    Saya pernah baca review di CNET, bahwa install XP mesti update BIOS

    BIOS saya masih 1.31 sedangkan di site Acer Euro biosnya 1.33.
    Tapi saya tidak berani lakukan upgrade bios karena beresiko.

    Terima kasih

  32. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, August 17, 2007 8:11:00 AM

    Pak Eko,

    Revisi mail sebelumnya, BIOS saya 3.111, bukan 1.11 tetapi saya lihat di site Acer Euro bios sudah 3.113

    Drivernya semua pake versi XP, kecuali LAN saya pakai yang didapat dari CD (Broadcom), karena saya lihat ada keterangan bisa untuk Vista dan XP.
    dan setelah instalasi memang berhasil
    Apakah mesti didownload dari website tersebut LAN-nya ?

    Thanx

  33. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Friday, August 17, 2007 8:39:00 AM

    CMIIW, menurut saya, modem speaker di control melalui sound card. Jadi, sebaiknya install dulu driver sound sebelum modem. Semua kebutuhan driver untuk XP bisa di sedot dari ftp.work.acer-euro.com. Silakan menikmati...

  34. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, August 17, 2007 9:01:00 AM

    Makasih pak Eko atas sarannya,

    Saya tes dulu setelah berhasil download driver sound.
    Saya mau nanya, driver untuk Web Cam pake yang Su Yin atau Bison ya ?

    Saya berhasil install yang suyin tetapi gambar dari Web cam ada gelombang kedap kedip seperti kalau kita melihat tampilan monitor komputer dari layar tv yang ada gelombang kedap kedip.
    Apa memang begitu ?

    Makasih banyak atas jawabannya.

  35. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, August 19, 2007 4:06:00 PM

    Hi, Eko Wahyudiharto,

    I just wonder which sata driver shall i choose, for xp 32bits or 64bits? my xp installation CD is version 5.1.26002180.

    In addition, would you please explain what EISA partition is in the ACER notobook? shall we delete it when installing XP?

  36. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, August 19, 2007 7:56:00 PM

    installing,xp,WD1600BEVS,no hdd found error while installing xp

    upgade bios,acer will mail u bootable img to upgrade bios to load xp without floopy just 2 mb then u will see enable ide option in the bios and then u can install win xp

  37. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, August 21, 2007 2:20:00 PM

    terimakasih pak eko, infonya sangat bermanfaat

  38. Blogger Stefan said,

    Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:15:00 AM

    Thanks, Eko!

  39. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:49:00 PM

    is anyone who knows the best software to use? i want to transfer my fresh installed os in sata hdd to a new one hdd sata? pls help...

  40. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, August 27, 2007 3:49:00 AM

    You're the best man! Thanks for the information. I was able to install Windows XP into my SATA drive without the floppy. Even run it into MoBo's with different chipsets (NVidia and Via) Daven from the Philippines

  41. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, August 27, 2007 4:10:00 AM

    hi,
    i have a problem , i e-mail hp techincal support to send me the sata driver , they sent me one but it must be extracted into a floby disk , and the problem is the notebook is without flobydisk drive , so does anybody has thedrive for Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M) with *.inf extinsion already ?
    thanks,

  42. Blogger kicktrack said,

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:23:00 PM

    Thanks dude.. you juast gave me rm5 for reinstalling XP on a friends's Acer Aspire

    thanks a lot!

  43. Blogger Anil said,

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007 2:28:00 AM

    Thankyou! saved me hours of searching for a USB floppy. Works with a dell XPS 710, trying to reinstall XP because I'm fed up with Vista

  44. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007 4:05:00 PM

    Hello Eko,

    thank you for your precious direction. I really think that it is very helpful.

    Having read your direction, however, I was only able to install Windows XP Pro SP2 in my Acer Extensa 5220 laptop nearly perfect.

    This is because up till now the Sound Audio is not yet activated. I have downloaded the driver from the official Acer website and have installed it, but it didn't work. And moreover, I downloaded the newer version of the same driver (Intel High Definition) from Realtek website but it did not work either.

    And some said that I should also install the hotfix KB888111 before installing the Realtek driver. I have tried, but again it did not give any positive result.

    I would be very very thankful if you could give me others advice or suggestions in order to activate my Audio sound. (*almost desperate*)

    P.S.: If you think that I have downloaded the wrong drivers, could you please provide me with a particular links to download the correct ones?

  45. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007 5:17:00 PM

    Where is exactly your driver address downloaded from? I recommended you to download it from acer europe official ftp site. You may search on my previous comment on this page...

  46. Anonymous Yannis Zoumbourlis said,

    Thursday, August 30, 2007 2:57:00 AM

    This tool is a life saver The only. to work out the work that it involves Ive tried to do this manualy it took me for ever its worth any donation and good on you for the good work

  47. Blogger Win said,

    Friday, August 31, 2007 11:14:00 AM

    Thank dude! It is working fine for my Gateway NX570X. I though I got stuck with Vista. Again thank you!

  48. Blogger Dan said,

    Monday, September 03, 2007 6:32:00 AM

    Thanks very much for the help Eko. This worked for my Gateway notebook.

  49. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, September 03, 2007 2:16:00 PM

    Hello Eko..
    I Have Problem To Search Driver For Compact V3521TU.I've Read About Enable Vista Driver To Recognise It On XP.Is It Posible To Use It.Could U Help Me
    A Million Thanks

  50. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, September 04, 2007 1:57:00 PM

    Niiiiiiiiiiiice

  51. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, September 05, 2007 6:32:00 AM

    doesn`t work on my acer extensa 5210....:(

  52. Anonymous first-timer said,

    Friday, September 07, 2007 10:18:00 AM

    mas, kemarin saya sudah download driver sata dari link yang mas kasih. tapi itu kan buat travelmate. bisa gak buat aspire 4310? trus kalo udah download, buat nginstall nya pake yang mana? kan ada dua tu:

    -Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)
    -Intel (R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI ICH7M/DH

    nah, kalau buat acer 4310 pakai yang mana? di readme nya itu kan tertulis option hanya untuk yang travelmate 6231, 6292, n 6291.

    maaf banyak tanya. hehe. maklum, saya masih awam dan bahkan blank untuk urusan seperti ini.

    makasih...

  53. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Friday, September 07, 2007 11:01:00 AM

    @first-timer: Coba di cek dari alamat FTP Acer yg sdh sy sebutkan diatas. Atau silakan dicb yang dr link sy (6291), ada kemungkinan controller-nya sama (bisa dipake yg ICH8).

    Btw, yg belum pada klik ads, silahkan di klik yaaaa...

  54. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, September 09, 2007 6:53:00 AM

    Mas Eko, langkah ketiga tu maksudnya gimana si? Kita harus pake disket kosong untuk masukin drivernya gitu?
    trus untuk 6291 pilih yang x32 atau x64 driver? tolong dijawab mas...
    thanks

  55. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:41:00 AM

    Hmm.. butuh konfirmasi mas, driver dari acer tuh namanya F6 SATA driver for xp installation bukan?
    Kalo iya, kayanya masi butuh USB Floppy drive deh, soalnya diminta "insert floppy to write"
    Ngakalinya gimana nih mas?
    kalo dijawab, semua ad nya aku klik deh.. hehe..
    thanks.

  56. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Monday, September 10, 2007 4:32:00 PM

    @anonymous: No..no.. asumsinya, gunakan komputer lain (or PC yg ada floppy-nya) untuk download & burn CD slipstream-nya. Kalo dah jadi tuh CD, nah... bisa dipake boot ke laptop. Geetooo... Understand? (Jgn lupa pilih yg 32bit aja deh, karena XP SP2 kan msh 32bit)

  57. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, September 10, 2007 7:23:00 PM

    Hey Guys... I just got the same laptop and read your comments to find out hot to install WinXP. And you know what!?? I have discovered an easier way to do so!!! All you need is a AHCI driver from Acer, WinXP installer, SP2 (if necessary) and that's it. To give you a hint click on this site. http://www.techarp.com/showfreebog.aspx?lang=0&bogno=316

    If you want to know how I did it. email me at: vince_cruz_xxi@yahoo.com and I am more than willing to help.

    Thank you guys for the initial tips.

  58. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Monday, September 10, 2007 7:53:00 PM

    @anonymous: Well, great idea too... but note that not all PC's or laptops has the SATA controller activation BIOS features. This article purposed to anybody who had problem with their own PC's or laptops with no others possibility to installing Windows XP. Keep work guys...

  59. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, September 13, 2007 12:29:00 PM

    Hi Pak Eko..
    Cara Pak bgs bangaaaat..
    Kini saya bisa install xp tanpa floopy
    mekasih bnyak2(hilang sih peninnya)huhuhu
    saya ada trbca ttg ini..

    ...As we know, lots of brand new laptops package are shipped with Vista drivers support without any XP driver software included - such as WiFi, VGA drivers, ethernet or else. FYI, i had comments on a forum about how to enabled it so that all hardware become recognized & run optimally with XP)...

    artinya driver vista bisa dienable supya direcornized untuk XP ya.
    bisa pak huraikan caranya
    @ kiranya ade di mana2 link tlg sertakan ya
    banyak terima kasih

  60. Blogger Yanto said,

    Saturday, September 15, 2007 3:49:00 PM

    Excellent article mas Eko ...
    Akhirnya saya bisa menikmati Windows XP di laptop Acer Aspire 4310 kesayangan saya. Sebelumnya saya install Apple OSX86 10.4.6 Tiger, menarik sekali GUI-nya, tapi karena suara nggak bisa keluar, terpaksa deh di breidel. So, bravo mas Eko ...

  61. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, September 15, 2007 9:04:00 PM

    thnxxxx - Works Perfect :D

  62. Blogger natalie said,

    Friday, September 21, 2007 3:49:00 AM

    Lenovo 3000 V100 trying soon.. will post. Hope it'll work..

  63. Blogger zaidi said,

    Saturday, September 22, 2007 8:30:00 AM

    already done install winxp using cd bootable.but after installation winxp cannot find modem,audio hardware and wifi..why this happen,should i update my bois to xp?oranother way to give audio hardware appear..please give a opinion..

  64. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, September 22, 2007 8:32:00 AM

    already done install winxp using cd bootable.but after installation winxp cannot find modem,audio hardware and wifi..why this happen,should i update my bois to xp?oranother way to give audio hardware appear..please give a opinion..

  65. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, September 24, 2007 4:17:00 PM

    Does any one have any expirience with Acer Aspire 5720Z. This procedure works or not?

  66. Blogger Nilushan said,

    Monday, September 24, 2007 5:30:00 PM

    How can I fiend the SATA drivers software? The one I got from Intel is an EXE so i'm unable to attach it.

    I'm using a HP DV6560EA

  67. Anonymous Lt Dalius said,

    Monday, September 24, 2007 9:35:00 PM

    Si lijep!

    Thank You very much!!

  68. Blogger Alberto said,

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 10:59:00 PM

    Thanks Eko..
    your page is very usefull...

  69. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 11:53:00 PM

    Hi i do have a question...

    i have this file from acer

    "F6 SATA driver for XP installation"

    and it contains "f6flpy32.zip", then

    i unzipped it a file "F6flpy32.WinImage self Extractor file"

    how can this be the file for the driver...nLite is asking for a .inf
    file..

    please do help me thanks

  70. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 1:18:00 AM

    Hello
    I made the bootable disk with Nlite,
    But I have another problem on the Acer 6592G
    The boot time is too long the performance is low for such a powerful machine,
    When I switch the laptop
    It takes 20-30 seconds before the Acer logo appears on screen.
    How can I solve this problem?

    Thank you

  71. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 1:03:00 PM

    man...i have had a couple of systems like. most of my customers that have vista want the xp put in place. biggest issue has been seeing drive. not anymore. this worked like a charm and i am now able to see the sata from xp setup and install normally. just a tip...some systems you can shut the sata support off in the bios. the last notebook i did this to i was able to do that to it and see the drive. thanks again...what a godsend.

  72. Blogger Yow said,

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 5:23:00 PM

    hi,may i know how to search for V3521TU XP driver?

    thx in advance

  73. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, September 30, 2007 8:35:00 PM

    great info. solve my dual boot installation problem on my Acer 5920G. Downloading the "F6 install" driver did the trick for me as my BIOS don't have SATA turn off option.

    Cheers!

  74. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, October 01, 2007 10:00:00 AM

    Eko,

    Been looking for this solution since last week. Can't wait to try this at home!

    Thanks.

    Kruger

  75. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, October 01, 2007 1:51:00 PM

    I seriouly love your instructions !! I have a Toshiba 200 series NEW laptop with Vista, needing to go back to Windows XP Pro, couldn't get a Floppy Drive for this laptop.. After several days and hours, finally someone who KNOWS what they are talking about !!! WELL DONE !!!

    THIS WORKED PERFECTLY 1st TIME!

  76. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, October 02, 2007 7:42:00 PM

    i downloaded nlite and the rest of stuff...it worked i have travelmate 6292...but after installing xp only 2 drivers i cant install realtek audio where as it install correctly but doesnt work and foxconn fax modem...also...can anybody tell me how to fix this problem........

  77. Anonymous oebay said,

    Wednesday, October 03, 2007 4:13:00 PM

    Masalah yang sama juga aku alami,
    Untuk audio sepertinya kedetect, cuman pas aku pake muter windows media player muncul pesan error klo sound device nya belom terinstall.

    Yang kedua di device manager muncul tanda kuning untuk Networknya.
    Aku nggak tau apakah network di sini maksudnya yang untuk Wi-Fi ?
    Untuk LAN sudah OK.

    Mungkin temen2 ada ide mengenai masalah ini, aku sudah donlot semua drivernya dari http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_4310.html

    thx sharingnya ya…

  78. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Thursday, October 04, 2007 12:17:00 PM

    Kalau device LAN sudah OK, berarti centangan masalah tinggal 2 kemungkinan antara device WiFI or modem. Dari pengalaman pribadi, driver Wifi saya dapetin dari Toshiba seri M200(?) & working well.

    Kalo untuk modem, syaratnya harus sudah install driver sound (karena modem speaker membutuhkan driver sound)

  79. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, October 04, 2007 5:23:00 PM

    i have a Inspiron Desktop 531 with amd dual core +4400 i wanted to know what i need to install win xp pro, ive tried win xp pro sp1 but wont let me cause i have sata harddrive, which files do i need to make a bootable cd with nlite?

  80. Blogger Slavik said,

    Saturday, October 06, 2007 12:50:00 AM

    Thanks! This method really works.

  81. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, October 06, 2007 2:47:00 AM

    Gr8 Help.
    Worked for my Acer Extensa 5210.
    Installed XP like a charm.

    Thanks.

    Gr8 Work.

  82. Anonymous nikola said,

    Saturday, October 06, 2007 9:34:00 AM

    I have Extensa 5220, deleted all partitions and tried to install xp like described, but installation still cannot find hdd, any ideas? pls help...

  83. Blogger Bartosz said,

    Sunday, October 07, 2007 3:05:00 AM

    hey cn i burn that image on DVD instead of CD? i am out of cds and i need it fast... please reply

  84. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, October 07, 2007 10:15:00 PM

    pak eko, saya jg baru menginstall xp di acer 6291, kenapa grafikya kok jelek ya klo pake intel grafik itu, klo saya unistall vga nya tampilannya jadi bagus, klo saya install, color qualitynya cuma bisa 4 bit...

    thanks a lot

  85. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, October 07, 2007 11:44:00 PM

    Works on Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1320. Thank you very much & God bless you!

  86. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Monday, October 08, 2007 12:16:00 PM

    @Anonymous: Wah, kalo yg itu gak ada ide deh... Bukan driver-nya yang jelas itu pak... Yakin deh.. Suwer...wer...

  87. Blogger Nilushan said,

    Monday, October 08, 2007 5:32:00 PM

    How can I fiend the SATA drivers software? The one I got from Intel is an EXE so i'm unable to attach it.

    I'm using a HP DV6560

  88. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, October 09, 2007 10:40:00 AM

    bro, apa pendapatnya setelah make acer 6291?
    bisa tau pendapat, kritik pribadi mengenai laptop ini?
    lg cari2 laptop neh :)

    thx

  89. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, October 09, 2007 7:36:00 PM

    hi to every1....as i posted my last comment about my acer travelmate 6292 laptop problem of sound and faxmodem,that i unable to install,, now i did,,,now my laptop have no problem with any of my device,,,i installed winxp sp2 with all devices detected and working....

  90. Anonymous Wenom said,

    Friday, October 12, 2007 5:25:00 PM

    Thankyou for the solution! You helped alot! :)

  91. Anonymous Nat said,

    Sunday, October 14, 2007 4:17:00 PM

    hey

    i have this hp pavilion dv6500 and i want win 2k but i cant find any sata drivers in hp website

    can anyone help

  92. Blogger callola2 said,

    Monday, October 15, 2007 6:05:00 PM

    Hi Eko, Thank you for your resourceful blog. the solution i got about SATA hard disk is i just disabled the SATA feature in the BIOS setup of the motherboard and i was able to install windows XP successfully.

    Dapo Lagos, Nigeria

  93. Blogger Marko said,

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:26:00 PM

    WORKS!!! :)

  94. Anonymous syahrul istiqlali - Malang said,

    Friday, October 19, 2007 9:19:00 AM

    I'll hurry home then do what you said to my HP520, guys..

  95. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, October 20, 2007 3:28:00 PM

    Here is the link for the SATA driver: HP dv6500t

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-39535-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=1841860&os=228&lang=en

  96. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, October 20, 2007 5:58:00 PM

    Hi , I have same problem whit FS Amilo Pi 1505. I'm having problems with windows xp on a laptop with preinstalled vista that has no floppy drive, the error "It doesn't detect the SATA HDD"; I tried the solution with a usb floppy drive and pressing f6, I found the correct driver(intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M)) and it works fine, I`m able to partition the HD and the process continues until it asks for the driver again but the USB floppy drive doesn't wortk in that part of the installation.

    After that I try whit your way.I make bootable cd with nlite . When I boot from the CD I made it enters the installation process but prompts for me to put the Win XP SP2 installation in A: drive.

    in BIOS don’t have way to change sata mode to “ide”. I can use only achi mode.

    can you help me . Thanks

  97. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, October 21, 2007 10:10:00 PM

    Thanks a lot Pak Eko for your guidance, now i could installed win xp pro sp2 on my sister's laptop, but now i have a new problem that my win XP pro is a OEM n i nned to activate it, but as a pirate copy i couldn't phone or activate online afraid of blacklisting from microsoft, what should i do to fix it? thanks

  98. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, October 22, 2007 2:34:00 AM

    Thanks Eko! This really helped me out (Acer 5220). I was just desperate trying to get windows detect my HDD partitions.

  99. Blogger me, bLue, seven said,

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 2:38:00 AM

    pak eko,, kemarain saya sudah install xp di acer 4310 saya,, tapi bukan dengan cara bapak.. saya pakai xp black edition.. tapi, sekarang yang jadi masalah audionya nggak beres. sering putus2. ndengerin lagu jadi nggak nyaman.. kira2 kenapa ya? awalnya saya pikir itu masalah di speakernya, tapi waktu saya dengarkan dengan earphone, ternyata sama saja..

    mohon petunjuknya...

    udah desperate je.. saya pakai cara dari pak eko juga kurang berhasil. entah kenapa. seperti bermasalah di drivernya. trus gimana? makasih...

  100. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:19:00 AM

    @ me, bLue, seven: XP Black Edition? Pasti berat deh kayaknya, soalnya kan macem2 program + driver udah built-in di DVD-nya. Bisa jadi driver-nya ketimpa-timpa, akibatnya jadi gak beres. Coba cek berapa % CPU resource yang kepake, pasti lebih dari 50% (walau idle sekalipun)

  101. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:11:00 PM

    has any one put xp onto a extensa 5220 pre loaded with vista home basic ? was it much drama? cheers

  102. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 6:18:00 PM

    bung eko, aku roni,mau tanya apa pendapatnya setelah make acer 6291?
    bisa tau pendapat, kritik pribadi mengenai laptop ini?

    lg cari2 laptop neh...

  103. Blogger Kristijan said,

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:36:00 PM

    Thank you very much, i feel a lot better now... :D WOOOW

  104. Blogger Kristijan said,

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:39:00 PM

    Thank you very much dude, I feel much better now... WOOOOOWW

  105. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 8:57:00 AM

    @ roni: Menurut saya, Travelmate 6291 is the most valuable international branded laptop untuk spek core 2 duo+display 12"+dvd rw+bluetooth+card reader+firewire.

    Pada awalnya, memang sudah punya niatan beli dengan ukuran display 12". Pilih2, akkhirnya ada 3 kandidat yaitu Toshiba M200, MSI S262YA & Acer TM 6291.

    Toshiba dengan tipe keyboard (yg menurut saya) tidak standard keyboard PC, agak menyusahkan untuk beradaptasi & bisa2 memperlambat kerjaan.

    MSI S262YA tidak saya pilih karena walaupun sudah branded international, tapi service point-nya masih kurang dibandingkan dengan yang lain. Kuatir kalau ada masalah (pas lagi keluar kota) & tidak bisa langsung cari service center, akhirnya pilihan ini di-eliminasi.

    Nah, akhirnya pilihan jatuh ke Travelmate 6291. Awalnya ragu2 juga karena (isu-nya) susah untuk di-install Windows XP (walaupun VISTA dedicated, saya berpikir 2x untuk install VISTA dengan RAM cuman 512MB). Tapi gak masalah & bisa di isi XP dengan metode slipstream nLite ini. Sempet saya bawa CD master hasil slipstream ke salah satu toko Mangga Dua untuk men-trial-nya pada saat membeli. Kalo bisa di-instal saya bayar, kalo gak bisa yaaa... gak jadi.

    Dari awal pemakaian, notebook ini pas dengan saya, enteng beratnya & kenceng (di-oprek dikit lewat tool dari XP). Dengan XP, semua device bisa dioperasikan optimal. Lumayan kaget juga waktu benchmark dengan 3DMark karena hasilnya lumayan bagus untuk ukuran laptop.

    Sesuai dengan kerjaan saya (& bukannya nafsu banget lho...), harddisk 80GB saya bagi jadi 6 partisi untuk di-instal Windows XP, Fedora 7 & Mac for Intel. Semuanya operasional dengan baik. Agar bisa men-simulasi-kan 2 komputer berjaringan dengan 1 laptop, saya install juga VirtualBox untuk setiap OS. Akhirnya, kemana2 cmn nenteng nih laptop untuk kerja yang membutuhkan simulasi jaringan.

    Untuk urusan baterai, kalo saya hitung2 dengan pemakaian normal (ngetik+dengerin MP3 atau pas lagi coding) masih bisa tahan sampai 3 jam. Ada tulisan di http://menhariq.multiply.com/reviews/item/125 tentang review TM 6291 ini, tapi ada beberapa kesimpulan yang saya kurang setuju seperti flicker di webcam (tergantung pencahayaan), body panas (panas itu relatif), dlsb. Kalau saya ulas semua, bisa 6 SKS nih, tapi overall, saya beri skor 8.5 dari 10 untuk laptop ini... he he he. Oke? Cukup ya?

  106. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 12:29:00 PM

    terima kasih mas,

    saya juga menggunakan travelmate 6291.
    banyak info yang berguna untuk saya.
    malangnya usaha menggunakan nlite tidak berhasil bagi saya, telah dicuba byk kali namun tidak berhasil. solution, upgrade RAM kpd 2GB dan install vista.

    satu lagi, saya juga ada install linux Ubuntu 7.04, juga terdapat beberapa masalah spt sound, etc. telah diupgrade ke versi 7.10 namun juga tidak berhasil. masih mencari solution.

    yg ke-3, saya ingin bertanya tentang Mac OS X yg mas guna, setahu saya ia tidak boleh di install pada PC biasa, mesti dari Apple. Bagaimana mas boleh install MAC OS X? Saya amat berminat untuk install MAC OS X di notebook ini. terutama versi leopard yg akan muncul 26 Okt ini.

    tq mas.

    - kamil

  107. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 2:22:00 PM

    @kamil: Saya yakin, pasti ada sesuatu yang terjadi dalam pembuatan CD master sehingga hasil slipstream nLite tidak berhasil entah itu dari kemungkinan kesalahan driver atau master XP-nya atau bahkan proses konfigurasi di nLite.

    Untuk masalah sound di Linux, coba dipatch dengan driver alsa terbaru. Masalah itu juga muncul ketika saya meng-install Fedora 7, tapi sekarang sound sudah bisa keluar. Silahkan lihat di halaman lain di blog saya ini.

    MacOS X yang saya pakai memang dedicated untuk mesin Intel. Untuk review + comment2-nya juga bisa dilihat di halaman lain dari blog saya.

    Terima kasih atas kunjungannya...

  108. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 2:50:00 PM

    @kamil or anyone: If you'd like to, I can ship my Wind0w$ XP slipstream CD to your address (only for TM 6291) with cost Rp. 100.000 for local Indonesia or US$50 for international. Please email me to if you serious want to order the CD. Just don't write on this blog.

    Note that I don't give any guarantee of the use beside of TM 6291 or the legit of the use the CD's...

  109. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 11:23:00 PM

    Thanx, this really helped out of a potentially "throwing the laptop against the wall" situation. Works 100%

  110. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:52:00 AM

    Hey Eko!how about the drivers that can't be integrated on the Windows XP boot CD because NLite is procesing only files like ".ini".I have downloaded all the drivers for my Acer Extensa 5220 and the SCSI driver doesn't apear anywhere.Plese give me a solution for integrating these driver.My yahoo mail is dean_1303@yahoo.com .If you'll do that I'll be very greateful

  111. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:44:00 AM

    @Anonymous: Did you found the SATA drivers anywhere on the internet? Well I found it on ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/extensa_5220/driver/F6%20Intel%20SATA%20HDD%20Driver%20Floppy%20Utility.zip. Get download by your self & continue follow my instructions above.

  112. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:49:00 PM

    hey! i think you need a little advice to make your blog more friendly. DON'T POST YOUR FACE ON YOUR TEMPLATE IT SCARES PEOPLE AWAY!

  113. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, October 25, 2007 6:26:00 PM

    bung eko, ini roni
    thanks atas infonya :)
    btw, bisa di overclock ga ya ?

  114. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, October 25, 2007 7:28:00 PM

    hi eko i am trying to get my extensa 5220 up and running after taking vista off. i have nlite and loaded the sata driver . when it makes the new disk and i put it inmy extensa it says line 1 of the inf file \txtsetup.oem is invalid . can you explain what this means please. thank you

  115. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:44:00 PM

    Hi yth pak eko saya yang nanya soal activation keynya winXP oem, tolong donk di bantu

  116. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Friday, October 26, 2007 11:03:00 AM

    @Anonymous: Thank's for your your advice, but I'm afraid I don't have much time to re-create my template. Can you help me to build a new one? Ha ha ha... Is there any international rules not to place the owner photo in their private blog? Please tell me... Even the blogspot.com doesn't have any rules for it. For me, I don't give a shit about that.. Sorry... I could not pass your advice.

    @Rony: Soal overclock, maap... bukan di bidang saya lagi.

    @Anonymous: I never face this such problem (txtsetup.oem is invalid). Could anyone give some help?

    @Anonymous: Activation Key? Kamsudnya? Serial Number? Jgn di blog ini deh... Ntar saya kena pasal UU HAKI lg...

  117. Anonymous silviu said,

    Friday, October 26, 2007 6:07:00 PM

    excelent work.... thank you... it worked with may recent buyed Acer Aspire 5720... And i feel the diference

  118. Blogger DHRUV said,

    Saturday, October 27, 2007 2:07:00 PM

    hii i have lg notebook .
    and new sata hdd in my pc but it ask me to bios update bios waslhonsfo6

  119. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:43:00 PM

    Where can I find XP drivers for a ACER Aspire 5720Z?

  120. Anonymous Fashion Chick said,

    Sunday, October 28, 2007 10:02:00 PM

    I've just made a cd for Catalina's new laptop... I home It's working .. Thanks

  121. Anonymous Slava said,

    Tuesday, October 30, 2007 5:48:00 PM

    Thank you, it's work for my Vaio VGN-NR11Z\T

  122. Blogger Jason said,

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007 11:34:00 PM

    Thanks this appears to be working for me too. I was having trouble with a new Dell Optiplex 755. Great post chief!

  123. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, November 03, 2007 5:40:00 AM

    HI

    I spend a lot of time to find the rigt SATA driver for a Asus Travelmate 7320 Laptop and the support hotline was not able to help me. Finaly it works with the file F6flp32.exe. That file creates the rigt driver on a boot disk.
    I wrote this message to decrease the time for installatin from other users.

    cheers

  124. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, November 04, 2007 9:25:00 PM

    Getting the SATA drivers for my Acer TravelMate 5310 was the hardest part. I had to put them with another PC on a floppy first.
    Selecting the install-CD, adding the drivers, and burning was easy. Worked for me.

  125. Blogger Iancu said,

    Monday, November 05, 2007 4:58:00 PM

    thanks for sharing your experience
    it worked

  126. Blogger Mohd Asri said,

    Monday, November 05, 2007 10:10:00 PM

    thanks for sharing.. it works..

  127. Blogger Iksan said,

    Thursday, November 08, 2007 9:51:00 AM

    baru beli acer 6292. Ada yang punya sata drivernya dalam bentuk zip? karena ga ada floppy he3

    Does anybody has acer 6292 sata driver in a zip file?

  128. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Thursday, November 08, 2007 2:50:00 PM

    @iksan: Pake floppy komputer sebelah aja bos buat nge-ekstrak-nya. Gw jg gitu koq... Cheers...

  129. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, November 08, 2007 10:50:00 PM

    Thanks your help.

  130. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, November 09, 2007 9:57:00 AM

    Created install great but it blew away my ability to activate it and Microsoft wont support my OEM key. Anyone else have that issue?

  131. Blogger Techi said,

    Saturday, November 10, 2007 7:08:00 AM

    For those who cannot find .inf file in the driver check this article http://techi50.blogspot.com/2007/11/windows-xp-installer-cannot-see-hard.html

  132. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, November 10, 2007 10:39:00 PM

    Techi it doesn't work.. anyone else know how to convert .exe files to .inf ?

  133. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, November 12, 2007 1:19:00 AM

    It doesn't work. I have a extensa 5220 without floppy drive. How can I get the SATA drives?

  134. Anonymous mohammed redzwa said,

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:06:00 AM

    you are very smart & intelligent

  135. Anonymous mohammed redzwa said,

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:10:00 AM

    anyone has xp sound drivers for aspire 4720

  136. Anonymous Dzoja said,

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 5:24:00 PM

    Thanks man! Excelent thing, i did`it on Acer Extensa 5210 and it works perfectly!

    Thanks again!

  137. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 8:31:00 PM

    You can get the Acer Extensa 5220 SATA drivers from here
    http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/ex_5220.html

  138. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, November 15, 2007 1:24:00 AM

    thanks so much... would do nothing without you... you're the best

  139. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, November 15, 2007 6:27:00 PM

    I only found the F6 Intel SATA HDD Driver Floppy Utility in Acer's homepage. But I don't have a floppy. How do you guys get the SATA drives without a floppy?

  140. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, November 17, 2007 11:21:00 AM

    your the best...!!!!!!
    gateway mt6707
    work fine for add sata driver

  141. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, November 17, 2007 11:46:00 PM

    it works
    thank you for help
    you are the best

  142. Anonymous snoop24 said,

    Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:57:00 AM

    extract the drivers from f6flpy32.exe using an application called WinImage.

  143. Blogger JD said,

    Monday, November 19, 2007 9:31:00 PM

    Thanks Men!!!You really are something.Wish you all the best in all your activities.

  144. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, November 23, 2007 3:41:00 AM

    Thank you very much snoop24, now I have installed Xp.

  145. Anonymous gorgeous... said,

    Friday, November 23, 2007 12:01:00 PM

    what should i choose?the 32bit or 64bit?im confused of what should i use..badly needed your help..my laptop is acer 6291..

  146. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, November 24, 2007 1:54:00 AM

    You should choose 32bit.
    Does somebody have the sounddrivers for extensa 5220? The drivers from acer support does not work.I have downgraded from vista to Xp. Please help me I need the sound.:D

  147. Blogger Jowad said,

    Monday, November 26, 2007 3:41:00 AM

    Thank You Very Much It worked :D

  148. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, November 26, 2007 6:18:00 AM

    **********************************************************************
    How to install xp with a sata hard drive
    **********************************************************************
    After spending hours trawling the internet for a solution we figured out what to do in a flash of inspiration!!!

    Try the following steps:

    1. open your bios
    2. look for "SATA Contraol Mode" or something similar
    3. there should be an option that allows you to change the SATA mode to IDE or RAID or ASCHI or something similar
    4. SELECT "IDE" MODE
    5. Now you should be able to boot the Win XP CD

    this will run slower compared to sata mode but once you have installed service pack 2 you can change this back to sata mode through the bios

    good luck!!!

  149. Anonymous Jim Close said,

    Monday, November 26, 2007 12:23:00 PM

    Hi Eko,
    I have a HP DV 6221TX pAVILION Lap top. I am trying to set it up as a duel boot with VISTA and XPPRO
    I have partisioned the hard drive and installed xp pro on the partision by making a bootable cd as per your instructions.
    The problem that I have now is that, I cannot restore the boot for Vista as the HP dvd does'nt have an option to do a start up repair, which would normally repair the startup boot loader (http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp#restoring) I have contacted HP and they confirmed that to do a startup repair then I would have to buy a new copy of VISTA as the OEM VIST that came with the computer will only reformat the hardrive to the original factory set up deleting my ne XP partision.
    If you have any ideas on how to do a start up repair, which would normally repair the startup boot loader I would really could use your help on this. As I cannot run my design software on VISTA

    Kind regards

    Jim Close
    Jim@advertlight.com

  150. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Monday, November 26, 2007 12:55:00 PM

    @Jim Close: I'm sorry I can't help you further since I'm not a VISTA user exactly. Anybody know how to fix it?

  151. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1:29:00 AM

    hy but to instal windows on PC
    because he tell me to instal Drive HDD
    remember i have a PC not a notebook

    please help me

  152. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:45:00 AM

    Eko-
    Post instructions worked great on an Acer, need to try on a small fleet of Dells, thanks for your efforts!

  153. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:32:00 PM

    I need link with SATA drivers for Toshiba L40 14-F,

    thnxxxx

  154. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:36:00 AM

    fOR THOSE THAT HAVE PROBLEM WITH SOUND AFTER INSTALLIND XPPRO ON EXTENSA 5225, TRY INSTALLING MODEM_FOXCOM_CONEXANT_V7.62.0.0_XP. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FROM http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/ex_5220.html. IT WORKED FOR ME ANYWAYS

  155. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:44:00 AM

    HOLLY $H1T man! I cannot believe how it worked! I've been working on this at least 5 hours and you deal worked perfect.

    Whomever out there has a HP DV6000 if you are getting a message of needing a floppy for "intel matrix storage manager driver" during setup after using the right SATA drivers this is the way to create a setup CD to put XP on those laptops. Just follow his instructions and get those damn driver on to a CD it works perfect.

    Freaky. You the MAN!

    Thanks for sharing this software!

  156. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:01:00 AM

    Do you swear you have the right SATA drivers for your chipset?

    Do you swear you have a working floppy drive but still can't get the damn XP setup go forward right after the formating the hard drive?

    You get stuck on a message please insert "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver Floppy"?

    Your BIOS doesn't support "SATA native mode"

    YOU SHOULD TRY THIS DUDE'S SOFTWARE. IT WORKED PERFECT FOR ME!

    I really thought it wouldn't but it sure did. When it worked so beatifully I thought I won the freaken lottery...

    Thanks for a great little software!!!

  157. Blogger Eslam said,

    Sunday, December 02, 2007 4:44:00 PM

    Hi,
    I have Asus (P5S800-VM) motherboard & I didn't have floppy disk
    and tried to set up windows service pack 2 on Sata Drive (160GB.)
    But I can't do that
    Could u plz somebody support me?

    Waitiing for your reply.....

  158. Anonymous Dont like VISTA said,

    Friday, December 07, 2007 4:01:00 AM

    I have sucess most of the lapotp nowawday, execep this one...Fujitsu A6025 - Vista anyone?

  159. Blogger Web said,

    Friday, December 07, 2007 8:23:00 PM

    L40-14F drivers here
    http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

  160. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, December 10, 2007 8:14:00 PM

    CAnt WOW...my 1 is compaq presario V3628TU....i also show the message of hard disk drive not connected..
    how....

    i use nLite first to create .ISO, then burn imgae through NERO...but still cant..

  161. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 12:48:00 AM

    Pak Eko tolong dong, saya baru instal window xp ke acer travelmate 6292 tapi sampai sekarang gagal soundnya! 80% fail dan di device manager tidak bisa di update driver. Saya harus bagaimana, thank

  162. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 2:13:00 AM

    A much simpler way for the acer travlemate 6292 is to switch in the bios settings (F2 during boot) into IDE mode. The XP SP2 installer then recognizes teh sata drive without problems.

    Henk

  163. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:55:00 AM

    @Anonymous: Pengalaman saya dulu sepertinya hampir sama. Progress instalasi sound bergerak lambat seperti modem (nyaris saya simpulkan seperti hang), tetapi pasti hingga 100%. Dan setelah restart, sound & modem telah dikenali dengan baik & dapat bekerja setelah saya coba dial via telkomnet.

    Apakah sound Anda sudah terinstall dengan baik dan driver modem memang untuk Windows XP?

  164. Anonymous Edvardas said,

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:38:00 PM

    Seems I did everything what is written but my NEW xp cd does not boot. What is wrong?

  165. Anonymous Reiden said,

    Friday, December 14, 2007 1:06:00 AM

    Eko Wahyudiharto,

    i need help...
    i have done the integrating window xp and the sata driver and burn it into a cd.

    everything work just fine when i boot using the cd, but when i select install window on a partition, it said:

    "please insert the floppy labeled: Intel Matrix Storage Manager...."

    but i thought it suppose to be in the cd?

  166. Blogger Chee Yean said,

    Friday, December 14, 2007 1:16:00 AM

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  167. Anonymous reiden said,

    Friday, December 14, 2007 1:17:00 AM

    by the way,
    i also tried using the external fdd and press f6 to load the sata driver during the installation, after that window installer was able to recognize my HD.

    i can delete partition and create partition, but when i select a partition to install windows, it give me the same message too...

  168. Anonymous reiden said,

    Friday, December 14, 2007 8:39:00 AM

    i got it!
    the problem just because my floppy disk drive still connected to my laptop....
    once i remove the fdd, it's works!

  169. Anonymous sean said,

    Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:09:00 AM

    THE ONLY NOTEBOOK YOUR PAGE SAYS CAN'T BE DOWNGRADED TO XP IS THE FUJITSU A6025. AS A TECH, I COULD NOT FIND ANYONE ONLINE HAVING DONE SO SUCCESSFULLY, SO I WANT TO FULLFILL MY OBLIGATION TO SHARE THE METHOD NECESSARY TO INSTALL XP ON THE A6025. THIS TOOK ME THREE FULL DAYS, SO MAY THE FORCE LEAD YOU HERE QUICKLY. WHILE THE CHIPSET AND SATA CONTROLLERS ARE BOTH INTEL, THE APPROPRIATE INTEL DRIVER DOES NOT WORK, AS INTEL INDICATES IN THE FINEPRINT. BUT, NO SOLUTION IS OFFERED. THE SATA DRIVER YOU NEED IS FROM THE FUJITSU E8110. ALL OTHER DRIVERS ARE THOSE FOR THE A6030, WHICH ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR XP AT AN ALTERNATE COUNTRY'S SUPPORT SITE. HERE'S THE LINK: www.felines.org/mike.html

    CHEERS, sean

  170. Anonymous sean said,

    Saturday, December 15, 2007 3:21:00 AM

    P.S. AFTER GOING TO THE LINK I JUST MENTIONED, CLICK ON THE WORD "MIKE" AT THE TOP-LEFT OF THE PAGE. THIS TAKES YOU DIRECTLY TO FUJITSU'S DOWNLOAD PAGE FOR THE A6030, WHERE XP DRIVERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

  171. Anonymous IK said,

    Sunday, December 16, 2007 9:52:00 PM

    GR8 YAAR ITS WORKED
    THX VERY MUCHHHHHHHHH
    ACTUAL I HAVE MY OWN CYBER N CUTSTOMER WITH ACCER ASPIRE 4310 HE WANT TO INSTALL XP IN IT BUT I TRY SOOOOO MUCH TIMES BUT IT NOT DONE THEN I GOT UR REF.......NICCCCCCCCCCCC VERY NICCEEEEEEEE THX AGN

  172. Anonymous am3c said,

    Monday, December 17, 2007 12:06:00 AM

    Drivers win XP for ACER:
    http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/
    acerdrivers/bin/
    drivers.html?CFID=5106470&CFTOKEN=66717869

  173. Anonymous Tina said,

    Thursday, December 20, 2007 6:39:00 AM

    Eko Wahyudiharto

    I hav an Acer Aspire 5710G lappy, wen i tried installin xp on it, i got an error that it cant find HDD

    In my device manager, under “IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers”, I hav
    ATA Channel 0
    Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers -27DF
    Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller

    and under “Storage controllers”, I hav
    ENI PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller
    ENI PCI Security Digital /MMC Card Reader Controller
    ENI PCI SmartMedia/ xD Card Reader Controller
    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator

    Besides, I cant find drivers for xp, for my lappy’s model, on acer site
    plz take a look at this http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5710.html

    However, I hav downloaded all the drivers for xp in this list..http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/AcerDrivers/Aspire%205710G.pdf?CFID=5616264&CFTOKEN=52460936

    Im so confused & not sure wat i shud do next…I did understand ur tut, but i dont hav the SATA drivers…I tried searchin for hours n hours on the internet, but all in vain…

    I know that the link to the slipstream drivers u hav put here, in this tut, is for a different model, but anyway i just thought i wil try it, and made a cd. follwin the steps, i tried installin, my lappy says that it cant access the cd !

    and now wen i start lappy, windows wont load…. “NTLDR is missing”

    :(

    Plz help

  174. Blogger Craigslist said,

    Saturday, December 22, 2007 12:01:00 AM

    I love this! Your english sucks but it's hilarious to read!

    TINA

    Use the "Storage Drive-Intel for Vista" driver within the XP install. I had the same problem you did with a Acer laptop and used the Vista driver to get XP to recognize the SATA hard drive on a fresh install.

  175. Anonymous kuyaman said,

    Saturday, December 22, 2007 12:03:00 AM

    Thanks God i found this blog. This information very useful for installation windows xp in toshiba satellite L40 non OS with no fdd. To Mr. Eko Keep up your good works. Once again thanks a lot

  176. Anonymous mehran said,

    Saturday, December 22, 2007 6:52:00 PM

    hi dear
    thanks for your information
    i have a HP pavilion 6560ee notebook
    but have a problem with installing win xp on it,,
    please say me.. help ..
    i follow your instruction but not reply..
    many thanks
    ghalenoy@gmail.com

  177. Blogger AHMED KHALAF said,

    Tuesday, December 25, 2007 1:00:00 AM

    FIRST THANKS FOR THIS INFORMATION
    SECOND I HAVE QUESTION
    HOW TO GET THE ( TOSHIBA MK037GSX-(S1) DRIVE ?
    BECAUSE I HAVE ACER LAPTOP EXTENSA 5210 WITH THE TOSHIBA MK037GSX-(S1)
    THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION

  178. Blogger AHMED KHALAF said,

    Tuesday, December 25, 2007 1:03:00 AM

    FIRST THANKS FOR THIS INFORMATION
    SECOND I HAVE QUESTION
    HOW TO GET THE ( TOSHIBA MK037GSX-(S1) DRIVE ?
    BECAUSE I HAVE ACER LAPTOP EXTENSA 5210 WITH THE TOSHIBA MK037GSX-(S1)
    THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION

  179. Blogger Nitos said,

    Thursday, December 27, 2007 5:41:00 AM

    well I have a blank hard disk (seagate) 58GB and I cant make it install on the computer.. it says something like.. boot from A:/ "the floppy disk" and I made a bootable disk so it can run XP.. didnt help AT ALL..
    I would like to install XP on it but it doesnt recognize my CDROM disk..and the floppy doesnt help at all..
    so if you can give me any help.. Ill appreciate.

  180. Blogger teillu said,

    Friday, December 28, 2007 4:34:00 AM

    Any idea about installing winXP on a Sony Vaio VGN-NR11M/S? I'm lasting hours and hours going around in search of correct drivers from Sony... :S

    Anyway, great "tut", Eko! And nice adds, I will help you! ;P

    Greetings from Spain!

  181. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, December 28, 2007 10:11:00 AM

    Pleas help me.
    yestarday I have purchased a pavilion dv9736ca. I need SATA drivers and I can't find them anywhere.I want to install windows xp on it.

    Intel 82801 HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controller-2850
    HARD DRIVE:
    Hitachi HTS54252K9SA00

  182. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, December 29, 2007 12:22:00 AM

    I'm trying it now on my Acer Aspire 5720 and if it works, you are the greatest.
    BTW for Aspire 5720 users wondering where to find your SATA drivers, they are closer than you might think:
    C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Driver.
    In the 5720G (my laptop) is an Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (ICH8M)

  183. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Monday, December 31, 2007 11:44:00 PM

    Hi anonymous,

    I have also an HP 6510b, followed the procedure posted here but didnt succeed.

    Still getting error x000000007E during XP setup.

    Did you make anything special to get this working on HP6510b ??

    Disabline write cache ? SATA native mode in BIOS ?

    thanks in advance for any info you can provide me.

  184. Anonymous revenger said,

    Sunday, January 06, 2008 5:52:00 AM

    i have a pc wit sata drive and vista i reformated and xp went to install but when it in installing componets it stops about half to 3/4ths the way threw it stops and goes no fether the mainbord is abm2n-la socket am2 its an hp pavilion a1700n any help please im on yahoo messy or e-mail death_revenger@yahoo.com

  185. Anonymous Azwan said,

    Sunday, January 06, 2008 10:25:00 PM

    Here's a guide using driverpacks and CDIMAGE GUI. You don't need a floppy for this and basically it installs all sata drivers for all known manufacturers. Works like a charm :)

    http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/501772

  186. Blogger jon said,

    Monday, January 07, 2008 2:32:00 AM

    This is a good resource. Another, perhaps easier way is to do this:

    1: In BIOS, switch to IDE mode instead of AHCI (SATA).

    2: Install XP normally.

    3: Get the correct drivers to support AHCI for your mobo from your manufacturer's web site. You may have to go to the Asian or European sites to get them. (For example, I had to get my Acer drivers from ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/)

    4: Install the AHCI driver while in your Windows environment.

    5: Reboot, go back into BIOS, and re-enable AHCI, which will now recognized your SATA drive because it has the proper driver.

    6: PROFIT!!!!!!!

  187. Blogger adi said,

    Wednesday, January 09, 2008 1:02:00 AM

    thnx man its work with acer travelmate 5310 thnx alot .one thing more can i put drivers some like vga . audio . camra .lan card .thnx bro

  188. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, January 09, 2008 11:19:00 AM

    Unbelievable...

    Worked for me...

    I have used Nlite, but you made it so easy!

    I am using an Extensa 5620Z (Acer 5220)

    Works great...

    Thanks man

    Sala mat Po (not sure the spelling)

  189. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, January 09, 2008 4:43:00 PM

    Eko, thank you very mutch for useful article!
    From Russia with respect! :-)
    Vlad

  190. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, January 09, 2008 8:36:00 PM

    Dear Eko,
    I have acer aspire 9920. I did what you wrote there.

    But I can not get "Driver Intergration Options" screen, so I could not put all other file to the place. (I do not know where.)

    But it did not work. I installed vista first and extract the drivers with a software. I think my driver is OK.

    So, you can imagin, it will not work after I create the cd.

    Can you help me?

  191. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, January 11, 2008 12:35:00 PM

    This worked flawlessly with my XP with SP2 install. I was hitting my head against my desk when I found this article. I integrated my SATA drivers using this process and my problem was solved. Thanks again.

  192. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, January 16, 2008 7:39:00 AM

    I don't know how to express my thanks. After 4 days of constant try-and-fail I used nLite and it worked without a stubmle.

    The only thing I had to do is to add, apart from SATA drivers, also my chipset drivers, all downloaded from the vendor's site.

    People, who experience this stuff with Toshiba Satellite L40 Series, this is also your solution...

    THANK YOU

  193. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:12:00 AM

    hey there my name is ossi im from denmark...
    i dont know that much about computers.
    can you help me with install of windows xp on a aspire 5920G i tryed with the xp drivers i got from acer support but after install and before i get to the user setup i get this anoying blue error screen and the whole damn thing goes cold.
    can you help me here?
    if you dont mind then in details couse i suck at computers..
    :)

  194. Anonymous marto said,

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:07:00 PM

    Hey it worked!!!

    dowloaded nlite and follwed procedure!!

    Unbelievable, great!

  195. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, January 18, 2008 2:27:00 PM

    I managed to install the drivers but can't make a bootable CD.
    I have Roxio Digital Media and it needs a bootable image to mad ethe disk bootable, but the one I found doesn't appear to work.
    Any suggestions on how to get the modified installer files onto a bootable CD?
    Thanks

  196. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Saturday, January 19, 2008 2:04:00 AM

    i did everything bt at last it said file isator .inf is corrupted...

  197. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 6:09:00 AM

    Dear Mr Eko
    I already instal my boss acer TM 6292, but windows nya tidak bisa shutdown apakah ada yang salah dengan driver nya ?
    thanks

  198. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:37:00 AM

    awesome! worked for a Fujitsu lifebook A6020, now i am installing xp drivers for all components bit by bit. you rock!

  199. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:38:00 AM

    you rock!! fujitsu lifebook A6020

  200. Anonymous milkyway said,

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 11:55:00 AM

    my slipstreaming cd doesn't work.. i cant find any sata driver for Travelmate 6292.. so then i deciced to download it from sourc 6291. but its doesn't work :( how? can u help me out?

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