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Installing windows xp, sata drivers

Hello there,
I am trying to install Windows xp home edition, with sp 2 on new hard drive, as current is about to fail soon, but when I try to run windows xp install disc, after it is done with loading data there is that: "Setup Is Starting Windows XP" message, and shortly flashing "-" appear in upper left corner of the screen.

I read about this issue, and tried to slipstream drivers using usb flashdisc made with nlite + rufus.

But it seems that I fail to slipstream correct drivers, and I am running mad looking for them in internet...
-can't find them on intel website
-can't find them on toshiba website

My computer is:
Toshiba satellite l500-1ef
and I am looking for:
Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 292D
Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 2928

Maybe I am looking for a wrong drivers, or in wrong way.

I will be thankfull for any help on this topic, maybe you too know how it is frustrating to know the issue and could not resolve it.


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Re: installing XP

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I doubt if this related to SATA drivers. it should ask for them (diskette and f6).

Anyway, just use the recovery disks that came with the laptop or that you made. If there is no hardware issue, those will work.


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Best to get the laptop's restore media.

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As you will learn the F6 method is hard even for experts. To work around this, see if the BIOS has any IDE Emulation or other modes for the SATA ports.

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tell us about the new hard drive

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Size and type of Partition formatting if any, such as GPT disk, or Hybrid, etc.

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new hard drive

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Much simpler.

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Just clone the old SATA drive to the new one. No need to install Windows then.
Or is the old one an IDE-drive (unlikely to install an IDE-drive on a motherboard that supports SATA)?


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hard drive is

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Re: clone

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You need two things:
1. A computer with both drives connected, either directly on the motherboard or in a USB-enclosure.
2. A cloning program like Acronis True Image (paid) or Clonezilla (free, open source).


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Advanced Format

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Your best bet is to use the Seagate cloning software called Disk Wizard that should have come on a DVD or CD with the drive, or can be downloaded from their internet site.

Clone your Windows boot drive to your new drive
Boot into Windows 8/7/Vista or XP.
Install the DiscWizard software.
Choose the Clone Disc option and select next.

Click Automatic (default) and choose Next.
Highlight your source drive and click Next.
Choose your destination and select Next.
Review the layout and select Next.
Proceed with reboot.
Upon reboot, the clone procedure starts copying your data. Follow the on-screen instructions
and shut down your system after the copy.
Windows Vista users need to be ready with the Vista OS disk for security authentication.
: After your system shuts down, physically disconnect the power and data
cables from your source boot drive and power the system back on. Upon restart, your system
will boot to your new replacement drive.
Make your new drive the startup drive
The system will try to default boot to your original boot drive after cloning. You may need to
change the boot sequence in your system BIOS if you plan on re-connecting your old drive
after cloning.
Let your cloned drive boot into Windows and make sure all of your files have copied properly.
Restart your computer and enter the System Setup BIOS by pressing the ESC, DEL, or F2
key during startup.
In the system setup, change the boot sequence to boot from your new SATA drive. If you
have an add-in SATA card, the boot priority may need to change to boot SCSI or external
first. You may need to refer to your system documentation.
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It seems that this is best solution

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Thank you, I need to buy cable usb-sata firstly, and I will try to proceed with your advice then.

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