SATA Drivers for Intel NM10 Chipset

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  1. Rhino Cracker

    Rhino Cracker

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    Hi all, I am trying to find a way to install the sata/ahci drivers for a mini-pc afterwards.

    PC: Zotac ZBOX ID41
    CPU: Intel Atom D525
    Chipset: Intel NM10 Express
    OS. Windows XP Professional (32 Bit)

    There was a CD shipped with that pc, onmly with f6/floppy/textmode ahci drivers.
    I cannot find a proper installer working for this pc from intel - they all say something like "incompatible computer model".
    I also don't know the Hardware ID because I don't know for which device I should look in the device manager.

    The INF files included in the cd's SATA driver directory tell compatibility to the following devices:
    iaAHCI.inf:
    iaSTOR.inf:
    Can anyone help me enabling AHCI mode afterwards?
     
    Rhino Cracker, Oct 26, 2019
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    Elizabeth23

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    AHCI is supported in the NM10 Express Chipset.

    The BIOS setting you're looking for is:

    BIOS main menu screen --> Integrated Peripherals --> Onboard SATA Function

    There are two possible settings: Compatible or Enhanced.

    Compatible = IDE emulation mode

    Enhanced = AHCI mode

    above from HERE, hope this helps

    https://www.proposedsolution.com/solutions/how-to-find-your-sata-drivers/

    above link has some pretty clear info on determining which sata controller you need.
     
    Elizabeth23, Oct 27, 2019
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    xphelper

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    The AHCI <--> IDE is a quick workaround. Just need to watch out for the CMOS battery because when it dies the setting will revert back to the original setting and you'd get a BSOD.

    If you like a challenge, get an nLite tool (I don't know if it is still free) to slip stream an XP disk (with SATA driver in from driver pack).
     
    xphelper, Oct 30, 2019
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