Using a RamDrive to Emulate a Floppy Drive

November 16, 2010 at 15:51:27
Specs: Windows XP
I need to emulate a floppy drive to host the answer file for a Windows XP install. Is this possible?

I really want to avoid needing to use USB floppy drives.

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November 17, 2010 at 09:27:55
NO, you either need a floppy drive or you can slipstream the necessary files into your WinXP files and then make a new CDR.

nLite is one easy program to use to slipstream the SATA controller drivers you evidently need. Can also add any service packs. Keep in mind if your version of WinXP is original (no service packs), it can't work with hard drives larger than 137GB. No version of WinXP natively supports SATA controllers.

Depending on the hardware you are installing to you may be able to configure a SATA drive in an IDE compatibility mode, which bypasses the need for the SATA controller drivers. The drive speed may be slower though.

Get nLite OS at the link below.

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