Installation of XP Prof on Tecra A9 PTS52E - SATA HDD is not recognized

Hi all

I have a "nine" Tecra A9 (PTS52E) with Vista Business installed. However, I need XP Prof and a CD of XP - SP2 slipstreamed. The SATA drive is not recognized XP installation, so I need a driver of "F6."

There are a lot of howtos on this for the 945 chipset, but I couldn't solve this problem on my A9 (Mobile 965 Express Chipset). I don't want to buy a USB floppy for one-time-installation drive. So I have to build the driver (iastor.sys and more) in the XP installation disc.

A few problems: there seems to be no easy way to do this, because intel only provides files *.inf for the ICH8R (RAID =) controller, which does not exist in the A9. So I have to change the *.inf files, correct?

Another thing: I saw in an another post here the discussion on switching to AHCI in the BIOS in compatibility mode. I can't find a way to change this setting.

Aargh, I need this laptop for my work on an A8 (which is also mine), I installed XP without any problem.

Can anyone help?

Thank you


Post edited by: michael-cologne


Nice info I m interesting in the XP installation process.
It would be great if you could post a few steps.

Thank you

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