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... 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Correct AHCI driver setup for M4 SSD - Intel or MS? Forum GA-Z68 XP -UD4 w/ SSD Reporting as SATA 2 not SATA 3 Forum Help with drive number enumeration to correct channel for SATA HDD? Forum XP SATA driver for GA-X58A-UDR3 Forum How 2 configure ASUS P6T w/lone SSD + SATA RAID? Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ng-windows Forum Do I have my SSD plugged in the correct SATA port? Forum Desperate for Help with Sata Mode for XP Forum Help with installing new WinXP 64 on Gigabyte GA-Z68 XP -UD4 raided SSD Forum Can you configure raid with SSD and 7200 SATA III HD? Forum Bought new SSD , fresh OS install but first... (beware noob questions) Forum Upgrading to Windows Vista 64-Bit from 32-Bit on new SSD Forum Asus P8Z68-V Pro - What are the correct BIOS settings for Lucid Virtu? Forum GIGABYTE GA-Z68 XP -UD3 and SSD Forum Cannot Boot XP from SSD or CD unless in Safe Mode Forum PCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! Forum Nero 6 File NeNDAud ax driver update Forum Umax astra 4100 scanner driver download free Forum Canon l11121e printer driver for windows xp Forum Need sound driver for inspiron b120 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !