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Windows XP SP2: How to Install SATA Drivers without a Floppy Disk


How to Install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers




Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2) is one of the most popular and stable versions of Windows operating system. However, if you want to install it on a computer with a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard drive, you may face some difficulties. This is because Windows XP SP2 does not have any drivers for the SATA interface, which means that the setup program may not recognize your hard drive and stop the installation.




Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers!



But don't worry, there are some ways to overcome this problem and install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers successfully. In this article, we will show you four different methods that you can use to install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers on your computer with a SATA hard drive. These methods are:


  • Changing your BIOS settings to IDE or legacy mode



  • Integrating the SATA drivers into your Windows XP CD with nLite



  • Loading the SATA drivers from a USB drive during setup



  • Downloading a ready-made ISO of Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers



Changing your BIOS settings to IDE or legacy mode




The first method that you can try to install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers is to change your BIOS settings to IDE or legacy mode. This will make your BIOS emulate an IDE drive instead of a SATA drive, which will allow the setup program to detect your hard drive and continue with the installation. However, this method may reduce the performance and features of your SATA drive, such as hot swapping and native command queuing.


To change your BIOS settings to IDE or legacy mode, you need to access your BIOS setup menu by pressing a specific key during startup, such as F2, F10, or Del. The key may vary depending on your computer manufacturer and model. Once you enter the BIOS setup menu, look for an option that controls the SATA mode or operation. It may be under the Advanced, Integrated Peripherals, or Storage Configuration sections. The option may be called AHCI, RAID, IDE, or Legacy. Change it to IDE or Legacy and save your changes.


After changing your BIOS settings to IDE or legacy mode, you can boot from your Windows XP CD and install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers normally. After the installation is complete, you can try to install the SATA drivers from your computer manufacturer's website and change back to AHCI or RAID mode in the BIOS. However, this may require some additional steps involving editing the registry and updating the drivers.


Integrating the SATA drivers into your Windows XP CD with nLite




The second method that you can use to install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers is to integrate the SATA drivers into your Windows XP CD with nLite. nLite is a free software that allows you to customize and create bootable CDs or DVDs of Windows operating systems. With nLite, you can integrate service packs, hotfixes, drivers, and other components into your installation media.


To integrate the SATA drivers into your Windows XP CD with nLite, you need to have a copy of your original Windows XP CD, a blank CD or DVD, and a computer with a CD or DVD burner. You also need to download nLite from its official website and install it on your computer. Additionally, you need to download the SATA drivers for your computer from your manufacturer's website. The drivers should be in a compressed file format such as ZIP or RAR.


Once you have all the necessary files and tools, follow these steps:


  • Insert your original Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive and copy its contents to a folder on your hard drive.



  • Extract the SATA drivers from the compressed file to another folder on your hard drive.



  • Run nLite and follow its wizard. Select your language and click Next.



  • Browse to the folder where you copied your Windows XP CD contents and click Next.



  • nLite will scan your source files and ask you if you want to load any previous settings. Click Next.



  • nLite will ask you what tasks you want to perform. Check the Drivers and Bootable ISO boxes and click Next.



  • nLite will ask you if you want to add any drivers. Click Insert and select Single Driver.



  • Browse to the folder where you extracted your SATA drivers and select the INF file that matches your chipset and operating system. Click OK.



  • nLite will ask you if you want to integrate the driver as Textmode or PnP mode. Select Textmode driver and click OK.



  • nLite will show you a list of drivers that will be integrated into your installation media. Click Next.



  • nLite will ask you where you want to save your bootable ISO file. Choose a location and click Make ISO.



  • nLite will create an ISO file with Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers integrated into it.



  • Burn the ISO file onto a blank CD or DVD using nLite's built-in burner or any other burning software.



After integrating the SATA drivers into your Windows XP CD with nLite, you can boot from it and install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers normally.


Loading the SATA drivers from a USB drive during setup




The third method that you can use to install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers is to load the SATA drivers from a USB drive during setup. This method requires you to have a USB drive with at least 512 MB of free space and a computer that supports booting from USB devices. You also need to download the SATA drivers for your computer from your manufacturer's website. The drivers should be in a compressed file format such as ZIP or RAR.


Once you have all the necessary files and tools, follow these steps:


  • Format your USB drive as FAT32 using Windows Explorer or any other formatting software.



  • Extract the SATA drivers from the compressed file to a folder on your USB drive.



  • Insert your original Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive and restart your computer.



  • Enter your BIOS setup menu by pressing a specific key during startup, such as F2, F10, or Del. The key may vary depending on your computer manufacturer and model.



  • Change the boot order in the BIOS so that your USB drive is listed before your hard drive.



  • Save your changes and exit the BIOS setup menu.



  • Your computer will boot from your USB drive and load some files.



  • When prompted by Windows setup, press F6 to load additional SCSI/RAID drivers.



  • Windows setup will load some more files and ask if there are any additional drivers from other disks. Press S when prompted.



  • Browse to the folder where you extracted your SATA drivers on your USB drive and select the INF file that matches your chipset and operating system. Press Enter.



  • Windows setup will show you a list of drivers that will be loaded into memory. Press Enter again.



  • Your computer will boot from your Windows XP CD and continue with the installation normally.



After loading the SATA drivers from a USB drive during setup, you can install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers normally.


Downloading a ready-made ISO of Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers




The fourth method that you can use to install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers is to download a ready-made ISO of Windows XP Professional x64 SP2 VL 2019 Slipstream from Internet Archive. This is an ISO file that contains all updates through April 2019 as well as an Intel SATA AHCI/RAID driver covering up to the 300 series chipset integrated into it. You can use nLite to integrate other AHCI/RAID drivers if needed.


To download a ready-made ISO of Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers from Internet Archive, follow these steps:


  • Go to https://archive.org/details/xpx64_slip



  • Click on SHOW ALL under Download Options on the right side of the page.



  • Select xpx64_slip.iso under Original Files section and click on it.



  • The download will start automatically. Save it to a location on your hard drive.



  • Burn the ISO file onto a blank CD or DVD using nLite's built-in burner or any other burning software.



After downloading a ready-made ISO of Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers from Internet Archive, you can boot from it and install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers normally.


Conclusion




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Using a generic SATA driver for Windows XP Pro SP2




The fourth method that you can use to install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers is to use a generic SATA driver for Windows XP Pro SP2. This is a driver that can work with most SATA controllers and hard drives, regardless of the manufacturer or model. However, this method may not guarantee the full functionality and compatibility of your SATA device.


To use a generic SATA driver for Windows XP Pro SP2, you need to download the driver from a reliable source and save it to a folder on your hard drive. You also need to have a copy of your original Windows XP CD, a blank CD or DVD, and a computer with a CD or DVD burner. You can use nLite to integrate the generic SATA driver into your Windows XP CD.


Once you have all the necessary files and tools, follow these steps:


  • Run nLite and follow its wizard. Select your language and click Next.



  • Browse to the folder where you copied your Windows XP CD contents and click Next.



  • nLite will scan your source files and ask you if you want to load any previous settings. Click Next.



  • nLite will ask you what tasks you want to perform. Check the Drivers and Bootable ISO boxes and click Next.



  • nLite will ask you if you want to add any drivers. Click Insert and select Multiple Driver Folder.



  • Browse to the folder where you saved the generic SATA driver and click OK.



  • nLite will show you a list of drivers that will be integrated into your installation media. Make sure that the generic SATA driver is selected as Textmode driver and click Next.



  • nLite will ask you where you want to save your bootable ISO file. Choose a location and click Make ISO.



  • nLite will create an ISO file with Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers integrated into it.



  • Burn the ISO file onto a blank CD or DVD using nLite's built-in burner or any other burning software.



After using a generic SATA driver for Windows XP Pro SP2, you can boot from it and install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers normally.


Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers using four different methods, such as changing your BIOS settings to IDE or legacy mode, integrating the SATA drivers into your Windows XP CD with nLite, loading the SATA drivers from a USB drive during setup, and using a generic SATA driver for Windows XP Pro SP2. These methods can help you overcome the problem of not having the proper SATA drivers for your computer and allow you to install Windows XP Pro SP2 W SATA Integrated Drivers successfully.


We hope that this article was helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Thank you for reading! ca3e7ad8fd


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