XP 64bit without a floppy

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by John Coyne \(eMVP\), Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Hi all,
    just visiting from embedded land :)

    I am working on a device for a customer of mine, using brand new Intel
    Hardware - Xeon 5100 Series CPU's. I am attempting to load XP 64 bit - the
    storage controller is a 3ware SATAII - obviously no native support on the
    CD - the kicker is the board does not even have a floppy port - It's killing
    me :) I have a sony USB floppy but when I load the driver via F6, it tells
    me that the sys file is corrupt - I know this is not the case, so I assume
    it's some sort of compatibility issue with the FDD> I have built
    slipstreamed CDROM's for XP 32 bit in the past, but I am assuming that
    there's a specific location on the XP 64bit cd that the drivers go, as it's
    not being recognized if it create an $OEM$ folder, and try that route... I
    poked your google archive, but didn't see anything.

    anyone have a tip here? :)

    John Coyne \(eMVP\), Nov 17, 2006
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  2. John Coyne \(eMVP\)

    Dennis Pack Guest

    A USB floppy should work without any problems. The corrupt file
    message could be from trying to install 32-bit drivers instead of 64-bit
    Dennis Pack, Nov 17, 2006
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  3. Hi Dennis - it's weird... here's the package I downloaded from 3ware

    no matter how I shake it, it says it's corrupt. am I correct in assuming
    then, there's no way to slipstream drivers into the CD like in 32bit?
    John Coyne \(eMVP\), Nov 17, 2006
  4. Never mind, got it... plugged cdrom into usb port in the chassis, onboard,
    and it worked fine. weird... gotta love intel. :)
    John Coyne \(eMVP\), Nov 17, 2006
  5. That might be the 'good old' USB2 requirement. USB ports on the front are
    often USB1 ports!

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Nov 17, 2006
  6. Thanks Tony... i did validate that the front ports are USB 2... so new odd
    behavior - I load the driver using F6, then it continues to accept the EULA,
    then it asks what volume I want to install it to - then I tell it format
    NTFS, ETC... then it tries to load the driver, and stops recognizing the usb
    floppy - tells me to insert disk, ETC... weird...
    John Coyne \(eMVP\), Nov 17, 2006
  7. Oh, well. . .some BIOS's have a setting (probably in the 'advanced' or
    'chipset' section) to enable/disable USB Legacy support - I don't remember
    what it should be but you can try and reverse it. (If you have it?)

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Nov 17, 2006
  8. John Coyne \(eMVP\)

    cvp Guest

    John, I have seen that behaviour from XP-32 as well. It's usually a USB
    floppy that is recognised by the hardware system for boot etc. but is not
    recognised as a supported one by the initialised XP install. So, even though
    it managed to get the drivers off the diskette to initialise, when it wants
    to copy them again it can't read them. Use a different floppy drive OR a real
    live diskette drive plugged into the motherboard and hanging out the side of
    the machine until you get past that first copy
    cvp, Nov 26, 2006
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