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Thread: Driver Question on Fresh XP SP3 Install

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    Default Driver Question on Fresh XP SP3 Install

    I am trying to resurrect my prior PC
    The machine is complete with all current updates

    Problem, how do I use the driver files from the mobo web site.

    I am running an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe. Board is set to run hard drives
    as IDE, not Raid... This is what I wanted

    On the Asus web site and under the "IDE" category scroll down to this file
    Promise FastTrak 378 ATA Driver V1.00.1.30 - Then click on "Global"
    This will start the download of file

    Unzip this file, when you run "MakeDisk" it just writes the exact files to a 3.5 Floppy
    I can't figure out how to apply any/all of the files

    You can see what is composed when you run MakeDisk at this web site.
    Go to this link, scroll down and you will see an interactive view of the files
    ASUS WinXP Promise SATA378 (tm) IDE Controller Free Driver Download File List

    I appreciate any help
    Thanks in advance!


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    Default Re: Driver Question on Fresh XP SP3 Install

    That board has two disk drive controllers, the Intel ICH5R, and the Promise PDC20378 (both support RAID BTW).

    I assume you are using the Promise controller because you have IDE disk drives, not SATA drives?

    So the Intel controller only works with the SATA ports, and the Promise with the IDE ports?

    Anyway, the files you need are in the WINXP folder:

    ULSATA SYS Microsoft WindowsXP miniport driver
    PTIPBM DLL Promise WindowsXP set Pbm dynamic link library
    ULSATA INF Microsoft Windows miniport setup file

    First, note where the folder with those three files is, you'll need to reference it to apply the drivers.

    I haven't used XP in ages, so I hope this makes sense... You'll be doing a manual driver update.

    Open up Device Manager, and find the entry for "ATA/IDE Device Controllers...", or whatever it is called, it will have "ATA/IDE" in the name. Double click on that to see what is there.

    If you don't find an entry for "Promise..." there, look in "Storage controllers".

    Double click/open the Promise entry, and click the Driver tab. Then click the Update Driver button.

    Select the "Browse my computer for driver software", and then use the Browse option to select the WINXP folder with the driver files. Follow the prompts to do the update.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    Default Re: Driver Question on Fresh XP SP3 Install

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInOhio View Post
    Unzip this file, when you run "MakeDisk" it just writes the exact files to a 3.5 Floppy
    I can't figure out how to apply any/all of the files
    The MakeDisk util is for making the F6 (pre-)install drivers for when you are doing a fresh OS install.
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