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chewbackler
10.12.2008, 23:20
Hi all I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 PSLB9E and I am trying to downgrade from Vista to XP. I have the sata controller mode set to AHCI, I have looked for drivers for this on the toshiba website and the intel site but none of these work when installing xp and pressing f6 when using a usb floppy drive. Any Ideas ?

Juan28
11.12.2008, 09:54
Hi

If you have set the SATA mode to compatible in the BIOS then you donít need to install any SATA drivers!
The compatible mode allows you to run the HDD without the SATA drivers.

But if you want to use the HDD in SATA mode then you have to set it back to AHCI.
In such case the SATA drivers must be installed in order to use the HDD in SATA mode.

The notebook seems to be equipped with the AMD CPU and therefore you need an AMD chipset SATA driver. This can be found in the graphic card driver package (folder SBDrv/SATA")

Greets

Raver
11.12.2008, 10:13
As Juan28 said, you have two options:

1. If you set the SATA mode to compatible in the BIOS then you don’t need any SATA drivers
2. If you set the SATA mode to AHCI, you need SATA drivers. So you must press F6 when the installation starts.
You can find the drivers on the Toshiba website: [http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com] => Toshiba Support => Download drivers
I’m sure that you will find the drivers. ;)

By the way, you can use nLite. There you can integrate the driver and other things like hotfixes, service packs and more.
http://www.nliteos.com

chewbackler
11.12.2008, 11:19
If set to compatability mode the laptop runs very very slow. the chip is intel not amd and thanks for the link but those drivers don't work.

Juan28
11.12.2008, 11:27
The HDD is running slowly because the SATA mode was disabled!
If you have got a Intel chipset then you need an Intel Matrix Storage Manger.
This package contains the SATA files.

[Intel Matrix Storage Manager 32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility|http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download.aspx?url=/17061/eng/f6flpy3286.zip&DwnldId=17061&ProductID=2101&lang=eng]

The files can be included into the Win XP CD using the nLite

chewbackler
20.12.2008, 16:23
I Know you can use nlite can everyone stop advising that, as this will not fix the problem as i dont have the correct drivers to install xp!! they are not on the toshiba site nor the intel site. please help.

Jaba
20.12.2008, 17:14
Sorry buddy but I donít know what you expectÖ
This solution helped others here in the forum and it worked for me too!!!
Fact is if you have an Intel chipset then you have to use the files from the Intel Matrix Storage MangerÖ if you have an AMD chipset then the SATA files are placed in the graphic card driver folder.

You can also install the XP without the SATA driver installation. For that you have to set the SATA mode to compatible.

Thatís all.. this is a solution and if it doesnít work on your notebook then you made something wrong!!