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dv5000t - install SATA drivers after windows install

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by jyoshi, Apr 3, 2006.

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  1. jyoshi

    jyoshi Newbie

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    Ok, I would like to know how to install the SATA drivers after windows has been installed, this should be possible but I don't know how to do it. By the way, the Intel Matrix Storage Manager 5.5 claims that my system is not compatible with it.

    This is what I have done:

    1. Disabled native SATA support in BIOS
    2. Installed clean copy of Windows (note: if I enable native SATA support I get a BSOD)
    3. Downloaded Intel SATA driver F6 floppy (http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...l_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProductID=1809&DwnldID=9727)
    4. Created F6 Floppy
    5. Copied files from floppy to folder on hard drive

    This is where I get stuck, I have these files but don't know what to do with them:

    • iaahci.cat
    • iaahci.inf
    • iastor.cat
    • iastor.inf
    • iastor.sys
    • license.txt
    • readme.txt
    • txtsetup.oem

    You can download the files at http://jyoshimura.home.comcast.net/f6floppy.zip

    I also deleted my recovery partition and I really don't want to reinstall windows again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. branflaks8

    branflaks8 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Jeff,

    I had the same problem, and it took me quite awhile to have it resolved. Unfortunately I do not know of a way to install the drivers after Windows is installed. I would almost go to say its not possible, as I tried to uninstall the controller and re-install the drivers, etc. I believe the only way is to do it when you install Windows.

    I also found a problem when I used the drivers downloaded from Intel's site. In the directory C:/SWSETUP you will find all the drivers for your computer. There should be a folder called HDD. Inside that folder is an executable to create a floppy. Only using that floppy creator did I find success.

    If I were you, this is what I would do:

    1. If you made recovery disks, recover the system to factory. Make a copy of the SWSETUP folder on your HD.

    2. Make a F6 floppy from the HDD directory.

    3. Enabe native SATA support and boot up using the Windows XP cd...when it says Press F6 to install third-party drivers, hit F6. Pop in your floppy. It will continue to load drivers, but will give you a prompt later to specify a driver. Specify the ACHI Mobile SATA driver.

    4. Leave the floppy in until you are COMPLETELY done with the Windows install. It will access it another 3 or 4 times.

    5. Format or setup your partitions and install Windows.

    6. After, use the SWSETUP folder to reinstall your chipset, video, wireless, ethernet, modem, audio, etc. They are all in there.

    I hope this helps. Good luck.
     
  3. jyoshi

    jyoshi Newbie

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    Thanks branflaks, I didn't want to buy a floppy drive so I hoodwinked HP into sending me a OS restore cd (basically Win XP Home) and slipstreamed the drivers into that CD using nLite.

    Thanks,
    I really wished there were a way to install the drivers in windows and then enable the SATA drive.

    Jeff
     
  4. WeAreNotAlone

    WeAreNotAlone Notebook Deity

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    Has anyone tried putting the drivers on a usb flash drive?

    I'm thinking more people would have a usb flash drive, than a usb floppy drive these days.
     
  5. branflaks8

    branflaks8 Notebook Enthusiast

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    For some dumb reason, Windows XP has hard coded to look for drivers from the A: drive. If you are able to somehow assign your flash drive to A:, then I imagine it will work. But I havent found a way to do that.
     
  6. jpk2511

    jpk2511 Newbie

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    Well,

    I googled a LOT to find a solution which would not require reinstallation of XP
    (after I had installed XP in 'IDE' mode). Then, I think it was Lenovo's site, I
    bumped into a very useful reminder about how MSwin works. I finally
    chose 'Update Driver' for the 82801GBM (in Device Manager) and then chose
    'Have Disk' and pointed to it where Intel's drivers (v7.something) were...

    After that this laptop booted XP nicely even after I enabled AHCI in bios.

    Afterwards, I was able to install Intel's latest (InetlAHCI_v7.8.0.1012, ie.
    iata78_enu.exe), which refused to install when the laptop bios was setup
    to use disks in IDE-mode (it just said something about there not being any
    SATA/AHCI disks), which was the only mode for booting up this XP...

    - JP

    PS. I've been familiar with MS since 1983, so I'm really disappointed for NOT
    remembering that 'Have Disk' is a way to _force_ things...
     
  7. urxtream

    urxtream Notebook Consultant

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    OMG !!! you're a legend.....I'm so happy now cos this sata driver thing has been bothering me since I've installed XP on my lappy.

    Hypothetically, are we suppose to feel any performance boost after installing the sata drivers??
     
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