Create a Slipstreamed XP Disc w/Drivers (for xi/xa series)

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  1. sunjhoon

    sunjhoon Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    Like a lot of people who are buying a new laptop, it comes with Windows Vista. In my case I wanted to have the option of dual-booting. So for me I wanted to install XP first followed by vista but I had problems installing windows XP onto my notebook because it wasn’t detecting the hard drive. The most simplest way around it is to use a floppy disk which contains the drivers for the hard drive and push f6 when it says if you need to install a SCSI or RAID controller. Now most people don’t have a USB floppy drive. So the alternative is to slipstream the drivers into an XP cd. This is a guide on how i went about doing it. Please note there are two guides here so please scroll down further till you reach the the word EDIT the second way is one which can be used for every laptop besides xi and besides fujitsu :)


    To start I would recommend that all drivers and information needed are backed up prior to attempting this (or burn them onto CD). (plz note I do not take responsibility for anyone who does this. You do this at your own risk)

    In my case I was doing this for my Fujitsu Siemens Laptop (Xi 1554).

    This is how I went about doing it.

    1. The software/hardware needed
    * Windows XP CD with service pack 2 (SP2)
    * nLite
    * Also a CD-Burner (and blank-Cds)
    * XP drivers for the hard drive

    2. Create the following Folders

    C:\CDImages\Drivers\
    C:\CDImages\XPCD\

    3: Preparing the Drivers

    Go to the Fujitsu Siemens Website and download the hard-drive driver dedicated for XP.
    If your having difficulty finding your drivers but know what it is i would recommend checking out www.driverpacks.net they have a huge database of drivers for MassStorage controllers (PATA, SATA, SCSI, RAID)


    Extract the ZIP file

    Then open up and go to “DriverDisk” and copy the items in that folder elsewhere (e.g. “C:\CDImages\Drivers\” )

    Then within the 'Drivers' folder go into ‘i386\NT5’ Folder and copy all the files except the txtsetup.oem (you will need the other txtsetup.oem file which is already in drivers folder)
    Paste it back in “C:\CDImages\Drivers\” and delete the folders in there
    So you should be left with this in your “C:\CDImages\Drivers\”:

    For those with Xa will have to go to the AMD folder instead

    [​IMG]

    Open up “TXTSETUP.OEM” in NOTEPAD

    In the section [DISKS] you will need to edit the driver directory listing. Hence this line:

    D-I386-NT5-RAid='VIA V-RAID Driver Diskette',\I386\VIAMRAID, \I386\NT5

    Needs to be changed into this:

    D-I386-NT5-RAid='VIA V-RAID Driver Diskette',\VIAMRAID.SYS, \

    And save the file:

    [​IMG]

    4.0: Creating the XP CD

    Using Nlite

    Follow the instructions given and copy the XP cd into C:\CDImages\XPCD
    Then skip the preset by pressing next…

    [​IMG]

    4.1 Task selection
    under task selection press drivers and bootable ISO…you will know that both have been selected as both will turn blue and click next:

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    4.2 Drivers
    go to insert then single driver then when its asks you to choose any inf file go to c:\CDImages\Drivers and select the VIAMRAID file and click open. When you click 'open' another window called 'driver integration options' will open. Select “VIA- V-RAID Controller Series (Windows XP)” and then “Regular PNP driver” tab.

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    Then click ok and it will revert back to the drivers windows and click next. It will ask you if you want to start the process then click yes.

    It will integrate the drivers:

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    Once it is done then click next Then create an Image (ISO) of it and then mount (burn) that image onto CD. You can use nlite of nero or whatever tickles your fancy. I used nlite and it worked perfectly fine.

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    Once you mounted (burnt it), label it and your good go. You have an XP cd with your drivers installed :) this time when you boot up it will detect your hard drive :D

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: METHOD 2

    This is an alternative method that will create an XP CD slipstreamed with a large number of 'Mass Storage Drivers..so this method could be attempted by anyone not just fujitsu users. I would suggest that prior to doing this you back up all the drivers that you will need on to CD. I would also suggest that you check that the drivers that are needed are in the list of drivers that come in with this package.

    Please note i do not take responsibility for this. Do this at your own risk

    1. Software/Hardware needed
    * NLite
    * DriverPack Mass Storage
    * DriverPacks BASE
    * CD-BURNER
    * Blank CD
    * Windows XP with service pack 2 (SP2)

    2. Create the following Folders

    C:\CDImages\DriversPack\
    C:\CDImages\XPCD\
    C:\CDImages\ISO\

    3. Downloading DriverPack files
    Download DriverPacks BASE to C:\CDImages\DriversPack\
    extract it... you will get the following folders:

    [​IMG]

    Then download DriverPack MassStorage (have a look on the website as they update all packages they have there on a regular basis) to C:\CDImages\DriversPack\DriversPack\

    4. Copying the XP CD

    Using Nlite

    Follow the instructions given and copy the XP cd into C:\CDImages\XPCD


    5. Slipstreaming the drivers

    Leave Nlite open and now run the DPs_BASE application in C:\CDImages\DriversPack\

    Select your language and click apply then click next twice

    5.1 Select location of platform

    Click the browse button and set the loaction of the platform as C:\CDImages\XPCD\ you will know if

    it is right as it will tell you in the location section what Operating System it is :

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    5.2 Select the DriverPacks to slipstream

    Select DriverPack MassStorage and tick the DriverPack MassStorage text mode and click next (>)

    5.3 Slipsteam Method

    Select method 1 click next

    5.4 Choose the methods to start the finisher

    Select GUIRunOnce click next

    5.5 KTD

    Select Enablge KTD for ALL slipstremaed DriverPacks
    and also select default under KTD cache location:

    [​IMG]

    click next

    5.6 QuickStream Cache

    select Enable QuickStream Cache

    Keep clicking next until you get to UdpateChecker. Make sure that the driverpack is up to date and then click next.

    Then at the final page click slipstream this process will take aroudn 30secs-3mins depending on your notebook and what your running in the background (one time it took 1min 30 sec and another time it took 33 secs :))

    6.0 Back to nLite to create the CD
    After this go back to Nlite and click next until you get to Task Selection (here you can do what you want as in if you know how to use nlite)

    Click bootable ISO and click next

    Then create an image of the iso into C:\CDImages\ISO\

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    Then after change the mode to burn image and Burn that image onto a blank CD. You will have a XP cd with a large collection of hard drive drivers...(just to make sure...when you have burnt the cd open it up and make sure a folder called $OEM$ is in the root)

    Now when booting up from the CD and going through the XP intial stages of it loading up things etc you wont need to push f6. Also note it will take a lot longer to load up the intial stages before choosing to install xp but if you look across the bottom you will see it will load up all the different MassStorage drivers (hopefully yours will be there and it will detect it) :)

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

    MAYER played a major role in this method i tested it to make sure it worked and it picked up my hard drive :) so a big respect goes to mayer (and to me aswell :p) for finding this way! also checked it on my laptop and my friends one and worked for it :)

    hope this helps..

    Sunny

    Please note any ideas to add to this or to improve it etc plz let me know and i will add it to this post...and let me know if it works for you...
     
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  2. Zero

    Zero The Random Guy

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    Great Guide, sunjhoon. I think this deserves to be a sticky (first sticky on the Fujitsu forum). :)
     
  3. Mayer

    Mayer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Sunnny! I just did it your way and this guide is brilliantly put together and right to the point. Respect for taking the time to get the pic links in there as well, it really helped to be assured that what I was doing was actually right!

    The only thing I did differently was that I used a sata driverpack from www.driverpacks.net instead of the ones from the FS site cuz for some reason I couldn't get those to integrate.

    But thanks a lot man, I agree with Zero, this guide should definitely be a sticky cuz I'm sure a lot of people out there might run into this problem with XP install not detecting their sata drives and when that happens they'll 'google' the problem and they'll eventually find this site. And thats a good thing right?

    Anyway, if you want to, you can add that link to driverpacks.net cuz I used their driverpack which integrates perfectly and it has pretty much every make of hard drive drivers in it...you know, for other peeps..

    So thanks again.
    I'm still configuring XP to suit my needs and I haven't got it right just yet, driver and performance wise...but at least I've got it eventually. THANK YOU.

    Cheers
    Enjoy Yoself!
     
  4. sunjhoon

    sunjhoon Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    Well mayer im glad it helped you...bit strange that that it didnt integrate im curious what happened did it not pick the drivers up? and also when you added the drivers from www.driverspack.net did you still have to edit the txtsetup.oem or did you go straight into the integrating the drivers (will edit my one as to how you went about urs aswell) and i wouldnt mind if it became a sticky :D and cool will edit it...

    oh and mayer if you do come across problems for the drivers let me know and i will help cos when i first did it there was no sound until i install the modem drivers...there was one device not recoginised i think that the sound and modem are interconnected

    anyway just doing my bit to help :)

    EDIT: also a big thank you to everyone on this forum and you zero aswell for pointing me in the right direction when i did this...before i had no idea but you showed me the light at the end of the tunnel :)

    EDIT AGAIN: It a sticky :D wow! thats well cool! the first sticky for the fujitsu forum :)
     
  5. Mayer

    Mayer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Scwheet, it is a sticky! Haha...nice one!

    Ummm, I think the only reason it didn't work when I used the FS drivers from the site, sunny, was because I made the ISO wrong afterwards with Nero...but I only thought of that after I got it right using nLite...if you know what I mean. Because to use nLite to actually burn a bootable cd, you have to select the 'Direct Burn' option instead of 'Create Image' under the mode tab in the last screen.

    I guess it happened cuz I was copying you parrot fashion and didn't stop to think so I must've just burned the ISO directly onto the cd and then got frustrated when it didn't work so I thought it was the drivers...doh...

    But I see you mentioned the driverpack.net site now...its just that I didn't integrate the pack from that site with nLite, I'm not sure if its possible to do it using nLite but I used a little program you can download from that site. Its on the same web page as all the driverpacks (and again...I'm not trying to steal your thunder...hehe...but you can edit this into your sticky as well...if you want to.):

    1. Go to www.driverpacks.net and download the 'Mass Storage Driver Pack' and 'DP_BASE' files. DP_BASE is just a small program you use to slipstream the driverpacks from driverpacks.net. You can slipstream the other packs onto your custom XP cd if you want but the mass storage pack alone should get XP to recognize the SATA.

    2. Here's where it gets a little tricky. Once you've downloaded the files, run DPs_BASE_7016.exe. This loads a slipstreaming program and creates a few folders on your desktop. Put the driver files (.7Z) into the newly created "Driver Packs" directory which by default is on your desktop (depends on where you install DP_BASE). Then run DPs_BASE.exe. Click the > button a couple of times, leave the installation platform on disc, click browse and choose the root location of your XP directory (the one you'll be creating a .msi out of), click >, then be sure to select both "Driver Pack mass storage 7.01.1" and "DriverPack Mass Storage Text Mode". Click >, choose method 1, click >, choose GUIRunOnce, click > twice, choose "Enable KTD for all..." (probably doesn't matter), click > twice, choose "Enable quick stream cache", click > 3 times, make sure everything is up to date (which it should be since you just downloaded it), then click the "Slipstream!" button and watch it write to your XP directory.

    So thats how I managed to get it right, its just cuz that driverpack has a hell of a lot of disk drivers in it so it must've found the right one somewhere...I think it was VIA. And the 2 points above I found on a different site and followed it exactly and it worked so it should work for others...unless you've got some really obscure make of hard drive..

    Anyway...couldn't have done it without this thread, thanks again.
    And I ran 3Dmark06 just now...I got 3439 pts...is that close to your score?

    Cheers
    bodger
     
  6. sunjhoon

    sunjhoon Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    Hey dude yeah i just said on the sticky to create an iso just incase you had a preference of software to mount the image on instead...yeah i will read what you did and will add the alternative method aswell to it dude...and also you arent stealing my thunder PUNK!(sorry had to call you one cos you support chelsea :p your helping everyone else :)) and yoru right it is VIA :)

    Oh i yeah get around 3500 + in 3dmark06...no overclocking with new drivers
     
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    First sticky in the Fujitsu forum, great job! Very nice article.
     
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    bump to the top added a second method...and it can be used by all users..not jus xi/xa but also for non fujitsu users :)

    hope it helps

    Sunny
     
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    Thanks for that addition to the guide, Sunny. Hopefully, this will help alot of people. Very nicely detailed steps, by the way. :)
     
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    Very nice article sir.
    Good tutorial on creating an XP CD plus drivers.
    But it still doesn't work :cry:

    It is Compaq Presario V3220TU:
    Core 2 Duo 1.7, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB SATA, originally with DOS.
    It's not mine actually:D

    When installing XP, it always crashed and showed the blue screen, with message something like error in "pci.sys" file.

    Ubuntu 6.10 works fine.

    Help me please, how to install XP? Thanks... :eek:
     
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