Correct SATA driver for XP on new SSD Tags: Drivers SATA Windows XP ASrock CD-Rom Last response: January 27, 2013 6:54 AM in Windows XP Share magnetman January 26, 2013 8:16:44 PM New XP Build: I5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155, Samsung SSD 840 SATA3 Hi all, I'm trying to create a slipstream XP install CD with the correct SATA driver for the SSD. Have no intentions of any RAID setups. Am using nLite with an XPSP2 CD to generate install CD. Not sure what is, or where to find the correct SATA driver. On the supplied CD with the ASRock board there is a driver directory: E:\Drivers\SATA3\Asmedia\Win7-64_Win7_XP64_XP_Vista64_Vista(v1.3.1)\Driver\Xp\x86 So my questions are: 1) Am I looking in the right place on this ASRock CD? 2) I've seen reference to SATA drivers required for RAID setups. ** Are these the same drivers required simply to use the SSD with XP and you just don't setup any RAID array? 3) I'm assuming I will still need to change bios from AHCI setting to IDE for install. Do I simply change it back after OS install is complete? 4) If I have located the correct files listed below, which files get added to the nLite created CD?? Thanks for any help! Files in the ASRock drivers directory as follows: achipp.dll asahxp32.cat asahxp32.inf asahxp32.sys TXTSETUP.OEM \PREPARE asahxp_PRE.inf install.cmd uninstall.cmd More about : correct sata driver ssd kenrivers a b \ Driver January 27, 2013 2:55:31 AM Question 2: Look here http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro3/?cat=Download... for the proper SATA RAID driver. You may have to contact ASRock for more details on the files in the\PREPARE directory. I searched but could not find anything about the asahxp_PRE.inf file. Question 3: Changing from IDE to ACHI after an install can cause problems and BSODs. It can be done with registry hacks but is not advised. You may want to check out this post in the Storage Forum: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/196922-32-switching-s... m 0 l magnetman January 27, 2013 6:54:47 AM Thanks, I got lucky and it worked on the third try with the files at your ASRock link (after 2 tries with wrong files) For anyone else messing with SSD's and Windows XP these links below have very good guides to doing this using nLite http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/107504-integration-of-i... How to Slipstream Drivers into a Windows Installation using nLite <--- Complete with screen shots make it very easy http://www.waynezim.com/2009/07/how-to-slipstream-drive... Drive config setting in Bios need to stay set on AHCI mode. The nLite program is a no brainer with the screen shot tutorial above. I'm now reading up on tweaking XP for SSD installations here: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?... http://www.ehow.com/how_6551234_tweak-xp-ssd.html Also looking at info on TRIM and at Samsung SSD Magician. This was a clean XP install on a new SSD. Let's see how long it takes to foul up. I've loaded old versions of photoshop, illustrator, Corel 7 and Office 2003 so far and the thing is blazingly fast. Cheers! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCorrect AHCI driver setup for M4 SSD - Intel or MS? Forum SolvedSATA driver for Windows XP 64-Bit [AMD] Forum SolvedSlow SSD, tried lots of things, ahci changed to amd sata after driver update Forum XP driver errors for new SATA drive on P4P800 Deluxe Forum Do I have my SSD plugged in the correct SATA port? Forum Solvedwindows xp sata driver for ASRock 960GC-GS FX mobo? Forum Solvedmoving SSD from Windows XP system to new Windows 7-pro build Forum SolvedDo I Need New SATA Cables When Upgrading to an SSD? Forum Correct Raid Driver to Slipstream 32bit XP? Forum SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum SolvedNew Rosewill N900PCE driver won't install correctly in Windows 8.1 Forum SATA AHCI driver for Windows XP 32 and 64 bit GA-78LMT-USB3 Forum SolvedZ68XP-UD3 2x SSD & 1 SATA HDD? Forum Which one is the correct vga driver for dell latitude d 610 for windows xp Forum Using SATA cable to clone my os to the new ssd Forum Installing Intel SATA Drivers into new Win XP-SP2 install Forum SolvedNew SATA 3 SSD runs faster on SATA 2 ports rather than SATA 3? Forum SolvedI just got this new SSD for my desktop computer and it is not working correctly. Has 1/17th of advertised space. Forum Format new SSD without Sata USB cord Forum I have one SSD and two HDD's and all are SATA III 6 GB yet I am only getting SATA II speeds is there a driver I can download o Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !