Friday, January 11, 2013

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

How to slipstream SATA drivers into Windows XP setup CD, on your dual boot PC with Windows 7 or Vista

When you install Win XP, setup can not find your Hard Drive.

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1) Download & Install nLite
nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation

2) Make a new folder for your Windows XP image.
Note: for this example, I am using the name Win XP Sata.

3) Insert XP CD & start nLite

4) Click Next.
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5) Choose your Windows XP image folder, & Click Next, than OK.
Note: nLite will put the image into your folder.
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6) Click Next.
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7) Click Next.
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8) Choose Integrate Drivers & Create Bootable ISO
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9) Click Next.
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10) Copy & Paste your Sata Driver to your image folder.
Note: for this example, I am using Promise Fastrak 376.
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11) Click Insect, than Single Driver.
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12) Locate your Sata Setup Inf file.
Click Open, than OK.

Note: for this example the file is called fasttx2k.
Note: for this example, I am using Promise Fastrak 376.
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13) Click Next.
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14) Click Yes, than Next.
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15) Choose Direct Burn.
Click Burn, than Yes.
Note: nLite will now burn your new CD.
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16) Click Next.
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17) Click Finish.
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Your Sata drive will now show up in setup.
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