Or you could just look into slipstreaming the drivers into your XP CD. I tried to do a archnois restore for my other setup into it and it keep hanging during restore. Originally Posted by kent Results 1 to 13 of 13 Thread: I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers. Parents asked me for some help with home wireless; need some advice ApostateTapir , Dec 10, , in forum:

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To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. MrCrawdadJul 13, Here’s how I did it taken from this post: You qhci use a program like nLite to help you.

If i try to switch back to ahci i get BSOD. It is very very easy to do. Hence I want to revert to windows XP.

As you install vista, at the screen where you have a chance to load a driver, insert your intel AHCI driver and setup your partion and continue install. You whci three options at this point: Danishblunt Dec 11, I have the same device in the Device Manager: Thanks for the advice but i want to try and do it without reinstalling win xp. But since may be a pretty big hit if I screw it up, it’s better to ask the expert.


I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers Check your PM in about 30 minutes.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. If i do this will i be able to get rid of vista and run win xp in ahci mode? I still dll get it to work tho.

DELL XPS M Notebook Windows XP Drivers, Applications, Updates | Notebook Drivers

The XPS M is one friggin sexy laptop. Strangely I am using some software that was not stable with with Windows Vista and is not yet supported with Windows 7.

I got it all working already. XsJul 11, Last edited by kent; at But since you post was from a couple years ago and my system is slightly different form the M, I’m not sure if I should use exactly the same driver. I guess this can be a a backup plan MrCrawdad: Alienware 17 and M17x.

DELL XPS M1530 Notebook Windows XP Drivers, Applications, Updates

And I hear he’s pretty handsome to boot. Need help with final selection FiredogutDec 15,in forum: I tried to do a archnois restore for my other setup into it and it keep hanging during m1503.


Point it to C: Only downside is that you will have to reinstall XP. I saw this post from several years ago.

Boot again and it will say found new hardware, it will configure it, then require a reboot again. The difference between AHCI and ATA mode is the support of hot-swappable drives m15530 in notebooksnative command queuing NCQand the use of a flash module as a hard drive cache.

Good luck, I know this works because I used this method on my desktop in my signature to udate the drivers as well. I noticed an increased boot time on my X38 board since there is an extra window in which all the SATA devices get recognized, but no difference on my X board that doesn’t have a separate AHCI bootup window. It was the phone call and “about to sue your company if I don’t get this issue resolved” that did the trick.