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#16 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by KevinMX 05.06.2017 16:05

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #15
Which nForce driver version did you integrate and - provided, that more than 1 NVIDIA nForce SATA Controller was listed - which one of them did you highlight during the integration?
I'm using >32bit nForce SATA_IDE driver v11.1.0.43 mod

EDIT by Fernando: Unneeded parts of the fully quoted post removed (to save space)

#17 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by Fernando 05.06.2017 17:52

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@KevinMX:
If you have integrated the correct nForce AHCI driver according to my guide and set the NVIDIA nForce SATA Controller to "AHCI mode" within the BIOS before starting the OS installation, your system drive should be detected by the XP Setup.
I have no idea about how I can give you any additional help.

#18 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by KevinMX 05.06.2017 17:55

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #17
@KevinMX:
If you have integrated the correct nForce AHCI driver according to my guide and set the NVIDIA nForce SATA Controller to "AHCI mode" within the BIOS before starting the OS installation, your system drive should be detected by the XP Setup.
I have no idea about how I can give you any additional help.

Well... Thank you anyway.. It's nice to see someone still working on nForce chipsets. My disk are in AHCI Mode... And now I'm using Windows 10 x64 1703 with Windows built-in driver in AHCI Mode...

#19 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by shorterxp 16.05.2018 01:49

Hi fernando, do you still have NF4-7 Performance Packs for XP on file somewhere, desperately need it thanks.
A related question is if AHCI can be installed via device manager post OS installation?

#20 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by shorterxp 16.05.2018 02:19

Please ignore my post I found them now (right under my nose).

#21 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by Fernando 16.05.2018 09:26

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@shorterxp:
Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum!
It is fine, that you found what you were searching for.

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#22 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by shorterxp 16.05.2018 18:38

Everything works now!!
Thanks for your guide, your a really helpful person as I'm sure all your guides take up alot of your time!

#23 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by shorterxp 17.05.2018 18:26

I have made a donation to the website for your much needed effort.

The forum software is very responsive too.

#24 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by Fernando 17.05.2018 18:36

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@shorterxp:
Thank you very much!
Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#25 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by shorterxp 15.06.2018 21:46

Hi fernando, apologies for bringing this up again.

Does 'Storage Drivers' at nvidia chipset install screen need to be ticked?

I left unticked and I get occasional freezing HDD/SSD. I assumed these were only for RAID drivers (but I might be wrong; after re-install, windows shows non-WHQL warning; 'Do you want to install nForce Serial ATA Drivers?'. My guess is Storage drivers is important.

#26 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by Fernando 16.06.2018 12:18

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@shorterxp:
The installation of a "NVIDIA Storage Driver" is only required, if you are running your on-board NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller in RAID or AHCI mode.
As long as it is running in IDE mode, no NVIDIA nForce SATA driver should be installed.

#27 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by shorterxp 16.06.2018 20:52

My mistake I missed that option out and AHCI controller would freeze alot. Now I know, thanks for re-assurance.

#28 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by SaccenteKennedy 16.04.2019 21:38

Hi there!

I hope that the OP is still around and might answer my question. I am installing XP on an old Dell Dimension E521. It is supposed to have SATA I and II. I am using a new SSD.
I am able to install XP just fine using IDE mode (of course). However, my drive is only operating at SATA I speeds.
My Dell machine is of the vintage where it only allows IDE mode or RAID.
I don't have any intention of creating a RAID array. However I have read elsewhere that I might need to put the bios in RAID mode to get enhanced SATA speeds.
If I follow your guide and slipstream the drivers for RAID, can I 1) just use one drive and not two, and 2) will I get SATA II speeds?
I have installed the nVidia drivers (after OS install), but it still won't allow me to use the drive as SATA II.

What should I do?

#29 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by Fernando 16.04.2019 22:17

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@SaccenteKennedy:
Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum!

It is no problem to set the on-board nForce SATA Controller to "RAID" mode within the BIOS without creating any RAID array.

Zitat von SaccenteKennedy im Beitrag #28
I have installed the nVidia drivers (after OS install), but it still won't allow me to use the drive as SATA II.
Which nForce drivers did you install and which nForce chipset (MCP) has your Dell system?

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#30 RE: NVIDIA: Integration of nForce AHCI/RAID Drivers into XP by SaccenteKennedy 16.04.2019 23:21

Hi Dieter,

Thank you so much for getting back to me!

I've installed the following:

nVidia_MediaShield_A06_R164975.exe
Version 6.99

My chipset is 430/410 (MCP51), I think? Looking at the online user manual it says Nvidia GeForce 6150LE, but the 430/410 is what got installed with the drivers I downloaded under IDE in the

I should also mention that I have NOT installed the chipset drivers as they caused a PCI sound card (specialist lab equipment) to malfunction. So I've just kept the generic SM Bus driver that Windows XP installed. Everything (aside from the SSD on SATA II speeds) works this way.

So... Do you think I'd get SATA speeds if I reinstalled XP with the drivers listed in your tutorial? Also... Is there any way to do it without reinstalling (the registry/device manager?)

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