Fujitsu XP SATA drivers

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tregaron

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I'm trying to install XP on a new Fujitsu SATA hard drive (39T2785 R) in a Lenovo laptop (supplied with Vista on the original drive) and no diskette drive. The problem is that the only thing I can find for drivers is ONTRACK's Disk Manager...which creates a bootable floppy disk. I suspect the drivers are included in the .BIN file on the diskette, but I can't get to them.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

tregaron

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Posted a request a few days ago; no response. Does anyone know where I can find XP drivers for a Fujitsu SATA hard drive? The Fujitsu website is worthless.

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Welcome to TSG...You should probably be looking on the Lenovo site for SATA Controller drivers for your motherboard...If you post the SATA controller brand and specs (assuming you can still boot to Vista and find out...), someone here could probably help to point you in the right direction.
 

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Thanks Hound,

Unfortunately, the Lenovo site (and their telephone support line) are even less helpful than the Fujitsu site.

Yes, I can still boot Vista. Actually, I don't want to remove Vista...only add XP as an alternative boot configuration on a second hard drive installed in the docking station.

The ATA/ATAPI controller is listed in my Device Manager as the Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF. All ATA channels use the same drivers: atapi.sys, ataport.sys, pciide.sys,and pcidex.sys.

Of course, the X60s has no floppy drive, so I need the drivers to build a slipstreamed XP installation disk. So far, no luck.

I appreciate any help you might offer.
 

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I found this one earlier, but for some reason, didn't think it included the drivers I needed. I'll see what I can do to extract the correct driver, build an XP slipstream install with nLite (since I don't have a floppy for the X60s), and give it a try.

I may come back to this thread later if I can't make it work.

Thanks for the help!
 

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Well, it turned out to be a bit easier than I suspected...and did not require a slipstream installation. The Lenovo bios support a "compability" mode for the SATA hard drive, which allowed me to change the configuration and then do a clean XP install. Took a couple of tries because it would only work if I allowed XP to remove the existing partition on the disk and do a complete reformat. Once up and running, I updated the Intel Storage Matrix which includes Fujitsu driver support and then switched the bios configuration back to SATA mode.

I now have two hard drives: one in the laptop and one in the CD tray of the docking station. One has XP, one has Vista. F12 allows me to choose the boot drive.

Thanks again for the help.
 
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