XP Sata Driver

August 9, 2010 at 11:31:51
Specs: Windows XP Pro 64bit, 2.0ghz/6 gig

Hi guys. I have a Dell Precision T3500 here at work that came loaded with windows 7 Pro 64 on it. We need to put XP 64 on it. I have looked and looked and just dont know what drivers to use to slipstream onto the disk. Can any of you guys point me in the right direction?

Dell Precision T3500
Motherboard: 09KPNV (Dell Inc.)
HDD: Seagate Barracudua 7200 ST3250318AS (232.83 Gb)

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August 9, 2010 at 12:11:05

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August 9, 2010 at 12:23:34

According to the Dell specs linked below, that board uses an Intel X58 chipset. The second link below is to download drivers for that chip set.

However, I don’t think it is necessary to slipstream the drivers. Look in the BIOS setting to see if AHCI drive mode is available. That mode should allow the drive to run in a basic SATA mode.

If you need more SATA features then slipstream the drivers.



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August 9, 2010 at 12:46:01

Tried AHCI Mode and that didnt work. I got a blue screen "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer." Could this be caused by not having those drivers. Ok so I have the chipset drivers but no drivers for the hard drive because there are no seagate drivers, they are all WD and Samsung on the dell.com driver/support page for this pc.

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August 9, 2010 at 13:01:10

Installing XP you need to hit F6 and offer the SATA Controller Drivers, second link in my post, on a floppy disk.

Hard Drives NEVER need drivers, only the controller chipset..

Also see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314859

Alternatively use nLite to create a Custom CD:


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August 23, 2010 at 08:06:54

Still never have got this working. Decided to leave 7 on it anyways though. Thanks for the help though guys, and nlite looks like a program i'll deffinately be able to use elsewhere.

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August 23, 2010 at 08:17:18

OK then, thanks for getting back to us.

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