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

What Does This Do?
This utility copies the Intel SATA 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!: For computers 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-CS240T/P
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!: For computers 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 that you print out these instructions for use 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. Ensure the USB floppy disk drive is connected to the computer.
  3. Download the INDOTH-15263700-XP.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the INDOTH-15263700-XP.EXE file to begin the installation.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to extract the driver files to floppy drive (A:\).
  6. At the "WinZip Self-Extractor - INDOTH-15263700-XP.EXE" dialog, click "Unzip"

    NOTE: By default the utility unzips all files to the floppy disk in the A: drive.

  7. At the "6 file(s) unzipped successfully" dialog, click "OK", and then click "Close".

The Intel® SATA Driver files are now ready for use in performing an 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 SATA Driver Disk
  1. Ensure the USB floppy disk drive is connected to the computer.

    NOTE: Do not insert the floppy disk at this time.

  2. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP operating system CD into the disc dive and restart the computer.
  3. At the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any keyboard key.
  4. At the beginning of Windows operating system setup, when prompted, press the "F6" key to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
  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 Intel SATA driver files.
  7. After reading the floppy disk, ensure the Intel® ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller is presented and selected, then press "Enter" to install.

    NOTE: It may be necessary to use the arrow keys to scroll up or down to locate this file. If the Intel® ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller is not presented, repeat the previous steps.

  8. Finish the Windows operating system installation.

The installation of the Intel® SATA Driver is complete.

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INDOTH-15263700-XP.EXE
Date: 11/14/2008
Version: 8.0.0.1039
Size: 218.5 KB
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