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Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 pm
by Emjay
Hi, I am installing XP on a FitPC3. I am loading from a SATA DVD Rom. It appears I require SATA drivers. Could you email them to me?

Re: XP SATA Drivers

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:35 am
by gabrielh
Please try to use an USB DVD drive. If you'll encounter an error, please attach a screenshot of the error to the post

Re: XP SATA Drivers

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:24 am
by Emjay
I have set SATA to IDE in BIOS. I have tried both SATA & IDE DVD ROM connected via USB and also SATA CD ROM connected to eSATA. The same result. See photo.

Re: XP SATA Drivers

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:34 am
by Emjay
Cant upload screen shot

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you`ve seen this stop error screed, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps.

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:
***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF780663C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Re: XP SATA Drivers

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:19 am
by Emjay
Problem solved

Make sure DVDROM is plugged into USB2 (not USB3)
Upgraded BIOS
Must be XP SP3
Make an image DVD with SP3 using nLite
Dont require SATA drivers if set to IDE mode

Re: XP SATA Drivers (SOLVED)

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:23 pm
by Andy
Thank you for the above info. Please could you confirm that 'Service Pack 3' is a an unavoidable requirement when installing Windows XP. What problems occur when using 'Service Pack 2' for example?

Re: XP SATA Drivers (SOLVED)

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:54 am
by gabrielh
Hi Andy

During the Windows XP EOL we haven't tested the Windows XP SP2 edition on the FitPC3 product line.

Re: XP SATA Drivers (SOLVED)

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:33 pm
by vtailor
Hi there. A little late, but I actually did try SP2 on my basic North American fit-pc3 with the 1 ghz cpus. Remember you have to set the bios to IDE "compatibility mode" and plug your usb dvd player into the front usb plugs. But, Windows XP SP2 worked fine on my machine. Then I upgraded to SP3 using the upgrade download, and it worked fine under SP3.

If you get tempted to try Windows 8, remember to turn off dangerous updates, like the Microsoft "AHCI update", which kills analog sound in W7 and W8.

So soon they forget. Time was when IBM was secretive about the undocumented "rewind and stretch tape" instruction on the 7090.

There is one good thing about all flavors of Windows. They run cool.