Intel® 82801 SATA AHCI Driver for Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System

What Does This Do?
This utility copies the Intel 82801 SATA AHCI Driver files to a floppy disk for use when performing a clean install of the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.

This file is required to enable the SATA hard disk drive and is intended to provide basic system functionality under Windows XP operating system.

WARNING!: Because this computer is optimized for use with Windows Vista® operating system, some functionality will be lost under Windows XP operating system. Please click here for more information.

Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
VGN-NR230FE
Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Important Notes
  • This driver is for use when performing a clean install of the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.
  • This utility requires a blank formatted floppy disk and a USB floppy disk drive.
  • This file is required to enable the SATA hard disk drive and is intended to provide basic system functionality under Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
  • WARNING!: Because this computer is optimized for use with Windows Vista operating system, some functionality will be lost under Windows XP operating system. Please click here for more information.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the INDOTH-12766700-XP.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the INDOTH-12766700-XP.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to extract the driver files to floppy drive (A:\).
  5. At the "WinZip Self-Extractor - INDOTH-12766700-XP.EXE" dialog, click "Unzip"
    NOTE: By default the utility unzips all files to the floppy disk in the A: drive.
  6. At the "8 file(s) unzipped successfully" dialog, click "OK", and then click "Close".

The Intel® 82801 SATA AHCI Driver files are now ready for use in performing a clean installation of the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.

How to configure the computer BIOS settings to boot from CD
  1. Turn on or restart the computer and prepare to tap the "F2" key to enter the BIOS screen.
  2. When the VAIO logo appears, tap the "F2" key to enter the BIOS screen.
  3. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "BOOT" section of the BIOS screen.
  4. Ensure the "External Device Boot" is set to "Enabled".
  5. Ensure that the "Internal Optical Drive" appears in the list before "Internal Hard Disk Drive". If needed, change the boot order so that the Internal Optical Drive appears first.
  6. Press the "F10" key to save changes and exit.
How to Use the Intel 82801 SATA AHCI Driver Disk
  1. Ensure the USB floppy disk drive connected.
  2. Insert the Microsoft® Windows® operating system installation CD and restart the computer.
  3. At the "Press any key to boot from CD" screen, tap any keyboard key.
  4. At the "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver" screen, press the "F6" key .
  5. At the "Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices..." screen, select "S" for Specify Additional Device.
  6. When prompted, insert the floppy disk with the SATA driver files.
  7. After reading the floppy disk, a list of SATA drivers is displayed, please ensure the Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)" driver is selected, and then press "Enter".
  8. At the "Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s): Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)", screen, press "Enter" to continue the installation.
  9. Finish the Windows operating system installation and install all necessary drivers.

Download Files

INDOTH-12766700-XP.EXE
Date: 4/23/2008
Version: 7.0.0.1020
Size: 224 KB
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