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Hello Guys,

I badly need assistance with a problem am facing with my HP laptop. I jst acquired a new laptop but the problem is that its Vista is in polish which requires me to re-install the OS. I want to downgrade to XP but it crashes whenever i try to do it. I believe the problem is related to SATA something but i need some assistance on how to go about it coz i need to start using the machine asap.

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Hello Guys,

I badly need assistance with a problem am facing with my HP laptop. I jst acquired a new laptop but the problem is that its Vista is in polish which requires me to re-install the OS. I want to downgrade to XP but it crashes whenever i try to do it. I believe the problem is related to SATA something but i need some assistance on how to go about it coz i need to start using the machine asap.

Agree with Rik,
sounds like you are in over your head ![sata something] ! this means you need to hit F6 on install and sata drivers for the harddrive !this has to be done with a floppy drive ,or slip stream the drivers into a windows disk with a program like Nlite

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please tell me how the slipstreaming works exactly, i got nlite now.

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Download and run the Intel Chipset Identification Utility:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=861

Download Chipset (SATA) drivers.

Go to:
[url]http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/[/url]

Find the link for your chipset. 
-Click on the link.
-Under "Drivers and Downloads" look for the column "Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility".
-Click on the "Download" link for your chipset.

-Select the Operating System you need the drivers for (ex: Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home, etc...)
-Click "Go"
-Look for "INF Update Utility - Zip Format". Click "Download"
-If you accept the terms and conditions, press "Accept".
-Click the "INF Update Utility - Zip Format" link to download it.
-Extract the  "zip" archive.

Integrate SATA drivers to XP.

- Install "nLite"
-Copy your XP installation CD to your hard drive (ex: C:\Temp\Windows XP CD)
-Run nLite.
-Browse for copy of your installation CD on your hard drive
(think you have to choose the "I386" folder in your HDD copy of XP)
-click "Next"
-click "Next"
-click "Drivers" 
-click "Next"
-click "Insert"
-select "Multiple driver folder"
-Go to your unzipped "INF Update Utility" folder (ex: infinst_autol) and click on the "All" subfolder
-click "ok"
-click "All"
-click "OK"
-click "Next"
-click "Yes"
-click "Next"
-click "Finish"

If you want to slipstream the latest Service Pack into the installation, do so now.

Download the "Network Installation" version.

-Integrate the service pack into your installation (ex: C:\Temp\Windows XP CD)

  You can use nLite to integrate the service pack.

OR 

   -open a "cmd" window
   -type the name of your service pack downloaded file (ex: WinXP_SP3.exe)
    followed by "integrate:<location of your XP CD on your HDD>"
   
    ex: WinXP_SP3.exe /integrate:"C:\Temp\Windows XP CD"
    
    This will take a while. Let it run.

Create a bootable CD.

-Run nLite.
-Your XP installation should show up.
-Click "Next"
-Click "Next"
-Click "Bootable ISO"
-Click "Next"
-Under "General" -> "Mode", I think that if you select "Direct Burn" you can insert a blank CD
and it will create a new bootable XP installation CD that incorporates your additions (ex: drivers, 
service packs, etc)
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Ok, I guess the last one was only for the chipset drivers. This one should include the SATA drivers.


Download and run the Intel Chipset Identification Utility:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=861


Get Chipset Drivers:

Go to:
[url]http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/[/url]
and find the link for your chipset. Click on the link.
Under "Drivers and Downloads" look for the column "Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility".
Click on the "Download" link for your chipset.

-Select Operating System you need the drivers for (ex: Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home, etc...)
-Click "Go"
-Look for "INF Update Utility - Zip Format". Click "Download"
-If you accept the terms and conditions, press "Accept".
-Click the "INF Update Utility - Zip Format" link to download it.
-Extract the  "zip" archive.

Get Storage (SATA) drivers:

Go to:
[url]http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2101[/url]
-Click "Go"
-Click on "Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager" to download
-Click on "Download" (English version)
-If you accept the terms and conditions, press "Accept".
-Click "Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager" to download it.
-Run downloaded file with the following options: -a -p "<location to place files>\"
 ex: iata89enu.exe -a -p "C:\temp\downloads\SATA\"
 *Note: Don't forget the "\" at the end or it may not extract the files.

See [url]http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-020825.htm[/url] 
and 
[url]http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/[/url]
for more info.

- Install "nLite"
-Copy your XP installation CD to your hard drive (ex: C:\Temp\Windows XP CD)

Apply drivers to XP

-Run nLite.
-Browse for copy of your installation CD on your hard drive
(think you have to choose the "I386" folder in your HDD copy of XP)
-click "Next"
-click "Next"
-click "Drivers" 
-click "Next"
-click "Insert"
-select "Multiple driver folder"
-Go to your unzipped "INF Update Utility" folder (ex: infinst_autol) and click on the "All" subfolder
-click "ok"
-click "All"
-click "OK"

-click "Insert"
-select "Multiple driver folder"
-Go to your unzipped "Intel Matrix Storage Manager" folder (ex: C:\temp\SATA) and click on the "winall" subfolder
-If you have a 32-bit system select "Driver" (for 64-bit system select "Driver64")
-click "ok"
-click "All"
-click "OK"
-Highlight all the drivers
-click "Next"
-click "Yes"
-click "Next"
-click "Finish"

If you want to slipstream the latest Service Pack into the installation, do so now.

Download the "Network Installation" version.

-Integrate the service pack into your installation (ex: C:\Temp\Windows XP CD)

   -open a "cmd" window
   -type the name of your service pack downloaded file (ex: WinXP_SP3.exe)
    followed by "integrate:<location of your XP CD on your HDD>"
   
    ex: WinXP_SP3.exe /integrate:"C:\Temp\Windows XP CD"
    
    This will take a while. Let it run.

OR 

  You can use nLite to integrate the service pack.

Create a bootable CD.

-Run nLite.
-Your XP installation should show up.
-Click "Next"
-Click "Next"
-Click "Bootable ISO"
-Click "Next"
-Under "General" -> "Mode", I think that if you select "Direct Burn" you can insert a blank CD
and it will create a new bootable XP installation CD that incorporates your additions (ex: drivers, 
service packs, etc)
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