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Thread: Equium P200-1ED Installing Windows XP Problem - SATA Drivers

  1. Equium P200-1ED Installing Windows XP Problem - SATA Drivers
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    I have just bought a Toshiba Equium P200-1ED laptop with Vista installed and want to install my copy of Windows XP Pro. This is the latest disc with SP2 included.

    When I boot up it does not recognise the hard drive. I assume I need to download these drivers and load them onto a floppy and hit F6 when the windows setup screen prompts me to do so.

    Questions are;

    1) Where can I get these drivers from?
    2) Will the machine recognise a USB floppy Drive?
    3) Am I right about what I need to do?

    Thanks in advance for your help. :8}

  2. Re: Equium P200-1ED Installing Windows XP Problem - SATA Drivers
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    The key is the Intel Matrix storage manager which can be downloaded also from the Intel page!!!

    Note: use firstly the forum search option to find similar questions!!!

    Using the advanced search option you could find such threads;
    http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=26040

    bye

  3. Re: Equium P200-1ED Installing Windows XP Problem - SATA Drivers
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    If you need more info how to use nlite check please this link.

  4. Re: Equium P200-1ED Installing Windows XP Problem - SATA Drivers
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    hi
    i just want some answers about how to instal xp on my EQUIUM A200-1VO model: PSAF5E because is a problem
    the windows can't find the HDD drive when i want to instal
    and i want some links with all Xp drivers that I need for my notebook
    please help me!
    thank you in advance

  5. Re: Equium P200-1ED Installing Windows XP Problem - SATA Drivers
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    How to install XP Home on the following Vista laptop. 05/01/08
    Toshiba Equium A200-1V0 PSAF5E

    Introduction
    These are the steps taken by us to remove Vista from our Toshiba laptop and replace it with XP Home. There may be inconsistencies in our methods and we may not have all of the exact drivers installed, but everything appears to work OK for us.
    Our laptop now runs much faster, opens and closes faster and is more stable.

    This is not a 5 minute operation. It should not be attempted by anyone with only a passing knowledge of computers as it is very easy to screw things up. The shop you bought your PC from will charge a lot to fix things and they will probably insist on re-installing Vista!!.
    Be prepared that this will also probably invalidate your warranty.

    Luckily, I have a 2nd PC running XP that allows me to access the web. This is very useful as it means that while your Vista machine is 'broken' you can still search for help and download driver files. I also used my 2nd PC to create the modified XP installation CD mentioned further on.
    You must have access to the web via some PC or other to get the required drivers.

    Method
    Firstly, while you still have Vista on your laptop machine, download and run an interrogation program such as 'Belarc advisor' which will list all the drivers and software that are installed on your laptop. Print it out for future reference.This may be useful later when searching on the web for any drivers that may need updating.
    Now, make sure you have noted down all the required settings for your Internet connection.
    Also, backup any files that you may have placed on the hard drive as you will lose the lot including any emails and address books and web favourites etc.

    Unfortunately, the Toshiba disc that comes with this laptop does not appear to have any of the required drivers with it. Instead, I think that it relies on Vista keeping copies on your hard drive. This is not very bright as when the hard drive fails you have lost everything!
    This therefore means that you have to go on the web and search for all the required drivers to run XP successfully.
    Some we could not find, for example the Wireless network adapter, however this was no problem as once we had installed XP and connected to the web via the Ethernet cable to our Router we were able to run 'Update Driver' for each item missing.
    Go to 'Device Manager' via 'Control Panel' then 'System' then 'Hardware'. Then look for any yellow question marks for any problems. Right click and run 'Update Driver' for the hardware update wizard and allow the PC to look on the web 'this time only'.
    The ones we did this way were: Wireless adapter, Audio adapter.

    Unfortunately an original XP SP2 CD does not contain the required drivers for this laptop. Therefore when you boot the CD it will, after a few minutes of installing files, say that you have a hardware problem as there are no drives present.
    To rectify this, you will need to download the correct Intel ICH8M SATA AHCI Controller drivers. I couldn't find this on the Intel website, but instead searched on Google for it. and got it from: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2101

    The other required drivers that we found on the web were:

    Intel chipset device software installer
    Web page
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=816&DwnldID=14528 &strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

    Or if this link doesn't work try this:

    http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/inf/sb/CS-021273.htm

    Select 'Download Intel chipset software installation utility' on the left hand side and select your operating system 'XP Home'
    Select 'INF Update Utility - primarily for Intel 3, 900 series chipsets'
    and download it.


    Intel graphics driver: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset
    Web page
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=2800&DwnldID=1438 8&strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Home%20Edit ion&lang=eng

    Or if this link doesn't work try this:
    http://support.intel.com/support/graphics/intelgm965/

    Now select 'software and drivers' on the left hand side and select your operating system 'XP Home'
    You will be presented with a list of files.
    Select Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Windows* XP (exe)
    and download it.

    Marvell Yukon Ethernet Driver
    Web page
    http://www.marvell.com/drivers/driverDisplay.do?dId=175

    Or if this link doesn't work try this:
    http://www.marvell.com/drivers/search.do?reload=false
    On the right hand side, select 'W2000/ XP/2003/Vista x86 & x64 Multi-Language Installer (32-bit and 64-bit) for Yukon Devices'

    Creating the XP Drivers disc
    Add the SATA drivers to a copy of your XP install CD using a program such as NLite.
    You will need enough spare hard drive memory to take a copy of your XP install CD (approx 700MB).
    Run the program 'sp37005.exe' and it will install to your hard drive. Don't install to a floppy.
    Download 'NLite' from: http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
    When you run NLite it will probably say that you need to install '.net Framework', if so, quit NLite and go and find the program. This is a Microsoft program that you can find by searching on Google for the relevant page on the Microsoft website.
    Now place your XP install disc in your CD drive, if it autoruns, exit it.
    Then run Nlite and follow on screen instructions.
    The program will ask where your XP disc is then it will ask where you want to save the copy.
    On the 'Task selection' screen select 'Drivers' and 'Bootable ISO'. then press 'Next'.
    Now select 'Insert' then 'Multiple Driver folder' and go and find your downloaded SATA driver files. Now select 'All' and 'OK. The program will list the available SATA drivers. Only select the two that mention 'ICH8M'. Now press 'Next'. The screen will show the selected drivers. Press 'Next' again and then 'Yes' to the prompt, and then 'Next' when done
    You are now presented with the 'Bootable ISO' screen.
    Put a new burnable CD in your CD writer, wait for it to be recognised and exit any window that might pop up to allow you to install files
    Now, in Nlite, under 'Mode' select 'Direct Burn'
    Under 'Label' enter something like ' XP for Toshiba Equium A200' to identify the disc.
    Leave Advanced settings alone and now add in the other required drivers by clicking explore and copying them to the root directory of the temporary XP directory on your hard disc. It might be best to create a 'Drivers' folder in the root directory to make them easy to find later.
    Now click the 'Burn' button. Now follow the rest of the instructions to complete.
    You have now created an XP install disc which contains your required SATA drivers.
    -As you can tell, this is quite convuluted but avoids you having to buy a USB floppy drive and it provides a neat solution.

    Hasta La Vista!!
    Now you are ready to begin the cleansing process, if you are brave enough to continue....

    Firstly, re-boot your laptop and while booting press F12 to change the boot order so that the DVD/CD ROM is first. Alternatively use F2 and then change the Boot order from there.

    Now insert your new XP install disc in the DVD/CD drive and re-boot the PC, selecting boot from CD when prompted.

    The XP CD will now start copying files and eventually will display an options screen
    Select to install Windows.
    Then delete the C: hard drive partition (with Vista on)
    Delete the F drive partition used by Vista also.
    You will have to follow lots of warning prompts to delete the partitions.
    Now follow the instructions to create an NTFS partition on the C drive.
    Now install XP as instructed.

    Don't worry that the graphics are a bit chunky as once Windows has finished installing you can run the graphics driver you copied to the the XP CD to correct this.

    Run the three driver files:
    win2k_xp14311.exe Intel graphics driver
    infinst_autol.exe Intel chipset software installation utility'
    setup.exe Marvell Yukon Ethernet Driver

    Your graphics should now improve and you should now be able to connect to the web (after running the web setup wizard). But don't do this until you have installed your Antivirus and Firewall software.

    Now go to 'Device Manager' via 'Control Panel' then 'System' then 'Hardware'. Then look for any yellow question marks for any problems. Right click and run 'Update Driver' for the hardware update wizard and allow the PC to look on the web 'this time only'.

    Hopefully, everything should now run OK.

    Now go and have a drink to celebrate!

  6. Re: Equium P200-1ED Installing Windows XP Problem - SATA Drivers
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    A very useful post.

    One question as regards the complication created by n t having a floppy drive. An external floppy only costs about Ł10.00 and is such a valuable asset I would not be without one. Presumably the only only reason you created a copy of your XP along with the SATA drivers was because you only had a CD/DVD to load these files onto your computer,

    I would be grateful if you could confirm and add any addendum in the light of having used the laptop with XP for a few days.

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  7. Re: Equium P200-1ED Installing Windows XP Problem - SATA Drivers
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    You are right ladsleap. The “nLite” software helps to include the SATA drivers (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) into the Win XP CD. If you are an owner of the external USB FDD drive then you could install the SATA drivers directly using the diskette.

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