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I'm trying to get AHCI to work on Windows XP since it is my primary Gaming OS until I finally finish my transition to my new gaming OS. In the process, I don't want to have to continually swap between AHCI and IDE in the BIOS. I'll post the thread that worked for a guy using Intel, but since I need to do this in AMD, if anyone has any suggestions for the changes in the steps, that would be appreciated.

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?444831-HOWTO-enable-AHCI-mode-after-installing-Windows/page18

The first step that I'm not sure about is the "I then opened command prompt and typed in iata_enu_10.8.0.1003.exe -a" as that is an intel executable. I don't have an AMD equivalent from what I can tell. I downloaded my drivers off the ASUS page. I can't get it to make me a disc as I'm assuming it wants to make a floppy. I can get to the necessary files, but I don't know what to do with them. There is no executable that I can find.
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Good luck in finding an XP user here.

From the little i remember, when i was running XP, in order to avoid floppy disks etc, i had incorporated the AHCI driver in a custom built Windows installation CD, made with NLite. This way, the AHCI driver was auto-installing during Windows installation without me doing anything else. I think an INF file was guiding the process. NLite had the option to incorporate 3rd party drivers.

Sorry, but that's the only thing i remember from XP era.
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I'm trying to get AHCI to work on Windows XP since it is my primary Gaming OS until I finally finish my transition to my new gaming OS. In the process, I don't want to have to continually swap between AHCI and IDE in the BIOS. I'll post the thread that worked for a guy using Intel, but since I need to do this in AMD, if anyone has any suggestions for the changes in the steps, that would be appreciated.

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?444831-HOWTO-enable-AHCI-mode-after-installing-Windows/page18

The first step that I'm not sure about is the "I then opened command prompt and typed in iata_enu_10.8.0.1003.exe -a" as that is an intel executable. I don't have an AMD equivalent from what I can tell. I downloaded my drivers off the ASUS page. I can't get it to make me a disc as I'm assuming it wants to make a floppy. I can get to the necessary files, but I don't know what to do with them. There is no executable that I can find.

I've usually been able to get AHCI to work simply by forcing the AHCI driver over the standard PATA controller driver then switching the controller to AHCI in the BIOS between boots.

This appears to be what the poster has done in the thread you link to. If you know how to manually install drivers via device manager this should be really straight forward. You just browse to the driver directory and select the appropriate .inf file for your device, then pick the device from a list.

The step you aren't sure about is just to get the drivers out of an executable, you don't need that step if you already have the files you need extracted.
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Good luck in finding an XP user here.

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