Ok, So I am getting nowhere yet again. Just how much do I really need AHCI anyway? It seems fast enough for me as is. I tried the new links and even the author seems unsure of what he is writing and the comments don't seem to all be favorable. I may be doing something wrong though so I may be the guilty one. I have the motherboard driver disk so maybe the AHCI drivers needs to be installed from it before the latest version from the GB website? If IDE mode won't hurt anything I may just want to leave well enough alone for now as I am just creating blue screen crashes instantly as the driver is installed.
The best way to deal with AHCI with XP is to install the drivers at installation, which is fairly easy if you have a floppy.
Of course floppies or even a floppy port on the mobo are like pretty rare anymore, in that case it is easiest to slipstream the driver in using nlite.
great tutorial here www.win-raid.com/t22f23-Integration-of-I...a-Windows-XP-CD.html
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Want to install my Enhanced Chronos 120 on Win XP
8 months 2 weeks ago #2073
Yeah, I know it would have been easier that way but I was fighting failing drives and freaking out with all the data I was about to lose. I bookmarked the nLite link and will make a boot disk of one form or another so I am better prepared for next time. I had all kinds of backups so other than trying to find everything that I need sooner than later, it sure would have been better to have an image to restore the whole works. Lucky for me I took a screen shot of my desktop and networked to the other pc (Win7) for a reference so I can restore most everything the way it was. I will clean it up and use a different setup with a small fast OS drive and some regular HD's for storage and may build a NAS box too. That pc did have a floppy but I removed it went it crashed as the floppy quit working years ago. I have a USB floppy if I need it or a thumb drive or a CD etc...