where can i find sata controller drivers for windows xp my chipset is intel gm 45 expess seagate hd and system is compaq cq 40 145 tu i want to install xp on my system but in wont do . i hav searched so much all over the internet the only way feasible i could find is by making a installation disk consisting of drivers by use of "nlite". another method suggested at various forums is disabling sata in bios but there is no option like this in bios . so i m left only with one choice of making a disk with drivers
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nlite will work with making a slipstreamed SP3 disk, best way probably. Or you can just use the restore disks for the system, if you don't have them, contact Compaq. Will probably cost $20 or 30 to get them that way.
nlite requires drivers in "inf" format . where do we get that .on intel and compaq site drivers are available in exe files . So the best way i thought was to install win 7 and use xp through vmware but still i wud like to know how to get drivers in inf format