How to Install Windows XP on sata hd without a floppy.
The main big problem to start installing Windows XP on a new notebook is the SATA Hard Drive that comes with it has no built-in drivers, we have to add them via floppy, but in the most of cases, we don't have a floppy drive to mount into the laptop, so, what do we do?
We have to integrated sata drivers into xp cd. Otherwise, our notebook could not recognize our hdd and we cant install xp.
What we need?
1: 1pc blank cd. Use rewritable if possible.
2: Sata drivers. You must visit your laptop makers website to get the proper SATA drivers.
3: Microsoft .net framework (necessary to run nLite software program). you can download it from here:
4: A software which called Nlite. You can download nlite from here: [url]http://www.nliteos.com/download.html[/url]
Please follow my instructions carefully.
1: Download an unzip sata drivers to a folder. (My folders name is sata drivers
2: Create a folder somewhere on your hard drive to copy the windows source files into. I called mine XP_Source
but you can use whatever name you prefer. Just make sure there is adequate space on your hard drive to hold the files.
3: Copy the full content from the distribution cd into this folder
4: Start nLite.
5: Welcome screen shows you which version of nLite you are running and allows you to choose an alternate language. To continue click on Next.
6: We must now direct nLite to the folder which contains the windows installation files.
To do this Click on Browse. And choose Xp_Source
folder. Click next.
7: Click next without doing anything.
8: Chose driver
and bootable ISO
by mouse and click next.
9: Click insert
single driver and choose iaachi.inf from your sata driver folder.
10: Select all drivers with shift or ctrl button and click OK an Next.
11: You will show a message “Do you want to start the process”. Click Yes and wait.
12: Click next.
13: Mode: Direct burn , Label: write your own label , Burn speed: Write slowly 10x (or even slower) is enough. Then click next and finish.
Note: [url]www.notebookdriverdownload.com[/url] is a good site to get notebook drivers.
Device Type: Hard Disk Controller
Model: How to install Windows XP on a SATA hard drive
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Age of Device: < 6 months old
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