Published by Faye on 18 Aug 2008 at 01:48 pm
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The Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M) driver seems to be the one you’re looking for. You desire to put that on a CD or floppy and when you start installing xp the blue screen with white text appears on the far end “Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver….” press F6 and put in your disk with the sata driver. I found plenty of sites with the driver download by just googling “Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M)”.
People with notebooks usually don’t have a USB Floppy to install SATA drivers from, so you will also have to use nLite to merge them with install CD, or search in BIOS Setup for an entry like “SATA Native mode” and set it to disabled – that will allocate legacy software to detect your HDD as a normal PATA drive.
You have to install the SATA driver earlier than turning the native support off.