Please hear me out before you redirect me to some other post as I've seen many of them and they're being told to do things I'm unable to do.
Ok so just this morning I bought a SATA III PCIe 2.0 Host Adapter and a Corsair Force SATA 3 SSD disk. My plan is to install windows xp on this disk for faster start up and runtime.
I read about needing the SCSI drivers for the windows install, but having no floppy drive, I used nlite to put the SCSI drivers on the windows install disk.
Now the SCSI drivers I used were the ones on the CD with the Adapter Card dated Feb 2011. Also, there were two drivers there, and one needs to be installed before the other, but nLite doesn't allow you to specify which one needs to be installed first. (Could this be the reason? How to go about it , if so?) However Windows setup recognised the SSD and was able to create partitions and copy setup files over. However on reboot, after 7 ot 8 passes of the Win XP loading progress bar, the PC BSODs with a STOP 0x7B (0xF789E524,0xC0000034,0x0,0x0)
The BIOS SATA Mode was set to AHCI, the Adapter controller is set to AHCI, and windows was installed in this mode. I read of a registry edit to set windows on AHCI but I can't get regedit to work as I can't load windows (!! Chicken <==> egg !! ). I tried switching BIOS SATA mode to IDE but to no avail - anyway the adapter states its AHCI and the BIOS Utility (CTRL-M) offers no option to change it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Motherboard is P5N-MX if it helps.