jkeil wrote:XP SP2 doesn't include the Intel S-ATA drivers, so you get
"Windows cannot find any disks attached to your computer".
It should be possible to use the "Intel Matrix Storage Manager"
software, esp. the "32-bit Floppy Configutation Utility", by
using the F6 key during windows setup to add the additional
storage controller driver (I tried the ICH8M SATA AHCI driver
from the list). Problem is, that setup is now able
to detect the drive on the SATA controller, formats the disk,
but later on is unable to copy the file "iaStor.sys" from the
F6 driver floppy to the HDD. Of cause the file does exist on
the virtual floppy media.
Error message I get is
Setup cannot copy the file: iaStore.sys
I think I found a solution for this problem:
From http://www.d-a-l.com/help/windows-xp-he ... astor.html
Here is a tested solution to the Intel F6 Storage Driver install error:
"setup cannot copy the file: iastor.sys. To retry, press enter."
After you create the Intel F6 driver disk, Copy (don't move) all files from the root of the floppy to a subfolder on the floppy as follows:
In other words, the driver files with be in the root directory A:\
AND in a subfolder TEXTMODE contained within another folder called $OEM$
This is what the floppy will look like now:
Contents of (A:\)
Contents of A:\$OEM$\TEXTMODE
After I modified the F6 driver floppy like that, the text phase
of the Windows XP SP2 completed just fine, using a 10GB
disk on SATA Port 0 as the installation target.
But there's a new problem now, after the first reboot from the
SATA HDD, the windows splash screen appears, the GUI part
of the installer starts, and it's busy for a few minutes
"Installing Devices". But it's crashing with a BSOD during the
"Installing Devices" phase, with
*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x82BCAB90, 0x82BCAD04, 0x805FA7A8)