Satellite A205-S4777 - XP does not recognize the HARD drive


Recently I buyed a new satellite Toshiba A205-S4777 with Windows Vista home premium installed
and I noticed too many errors in Windows Vista and the pc is very slow so I decided to downgrade to XP

I want to directly install Windows XP but the installer does not recognize the hard drive or more exactly controllers!

I nLite Sata drivers in Windows Xp Sp2, I bought on the site!

Everything worked well.
The Installer recognized fine hard and Setup finallased!

But here's the problem when loading windows and try to pass on gorge yourself sort of blue screen one unreadable!

And restarts and let, it does all day the same thing!

I'm afraid that I have not nLite the right drivers.

Is there anyone Heve downgraded this model?



Maybe you did not use good SATA driver?  :| Who knows
The point is that there are two different versions of Intel Matrix Storage Manager supports different chipsets.
I put t know what chipset is in charge of your laptop but you should check this and must also check the description of the Intel Storage Manager and check what chipsets are supported.

In addition, you should have a look here in this doc from Toshiba:
[How to integrate a SATA AHCI driver into a Windows XP installation CD |]

Good bye

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