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SATA Compatible AHCI Driver

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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.0.0.0 Rev. A(1 Jun 2009)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
File name: sp39596.exe (2.6 MB)
This package contains a utility to provide the SATA compatible AHCI driver and 
supporting files that are necessary for Drive Letter Access (DLA) when booting 
from a SATA optical drive. It can be used with the supported workstation models 
and operating systems.

This package creates a bootable HP USB Flash Key or boot image on a diskette 
(floppy) that contains the files that can be used for SATA DOS boot with Drive 
Letter Access (DLA).

TITLE: SATA Compatible AHCI Driver

VERSION: 1.0.0.0 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains a utility to provide the SATA compatible AHCI driver and 
supporting files that are necessary for Drive Letter Access (DLA) when booting 
from a SATA optical drive. It can be used with the supported workstation models 
and operating systems. 

This package creates a bootable HP USB Flash Key or boot image on a diskette 
(floppy) that contains the files that can be used for SATA DOS boot with Drive 
Letter Access (DLA). 

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP39596
SUPERSEDES: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2009
CATEGORY: Utility - Tools
SSM SUPPORTED: No

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Workstations

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP xw4600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8600 Workstation: All Models

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): 
FreeDOS
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

LANGUAGE(S): 
Global

ENHANCEMENTS: 
- Adds support for Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise Edition Operating 
Systems.

PREREQUISITES: 
None

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 
1. Using a 32-bit operating system, download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a 
directory on your hard drive.

2. Extract the package to the default location, which is: 
c:\swsetup\sp39596

3. Run autoexec.bat from the sp39596 directory.

4. Follow the online (prompt) instructions. The Command window closes 
automatically when finished.

5. If making a bootable USB key, use the Microsoft Windows "Safely Remove 
Hardware" utility in the system tray to ensure the drive is synchronized before 
removing.

Files included in this folder are:
Readme.txt (this file)
files\ahci.sys
files\autoexec.bat
files\config.sys
files\SataDosBoot_MWP.pdf
files\shcdx86.com
freedos\kernel.sys
freedos\freedos_source.zip
freedos\command.com
autoexec.bat
choice.com
copydisk.exe
diskimag.img
hpusbf.exe
mkflpy.cmd
mkusb.cmd


Copyright (c) 2008-2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Version:1.0.0.0 Rev. A (1 Jun 2009)

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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.0.0.0 Rev. A(1 Jun 2009)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)

Description

This package contains a utility to provide the SATA compatible AHCI driver and 
supporting files that are necessary for Drive Letter Access (DLA) when booting 
from a SATA optical drive. It can be used with the supported workstation models 
and operating systems.

This package creates a bootable HP USB Flash Key or boot image on a diskette 
(floppy) that contains the files that can be used for SATA DOS boot with Drive 
Letter Access (DLA).

Release Notes

TITLE: SATA Compatible AHCI Driver

VERSION: 1.0.0.0 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains a utility to provide the SATA compatible AHCI driver and 
supporting files that are necessary for Drive Letter Access (DLA) when booting 
from a SATA optical drive. It can be used with the supported workstation models 
and operating systems. 

This package creates a bootable HP USB Flash Key or boot image on a diskette 
(floppy) that contains the files that can be used for SATA DOS boot with Drive 
Letter Access (DLA). 

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP39596
SUPERSEDES: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2009
CATEGORY: Utility - Tools
SSM SUPPORTED: No

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Workstations

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP xw4600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8600 Workstation: All Models

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): 
FreeDOS
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

LANGUAGE(S): 
Global

ENHANCEMENTS: 
- Adds support for Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise Edition Operating 
Systems.

PREREQUISITES: 
None

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 
1. Using a 32-bit operating system, download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a 
directory on your hard drive.

2. Extract the package to the default location, which is: 
c:\swsetup\sp39596

3. Run autoexec.bat from the sp39596 directory.

4. Follow the online (prompt) instructions. The Command window closes 
automatically when finished.

5. If making a bootable USB key, use the Microsoft Windows "Safely Remove 
Hardware" utility in the system tray to ensure the drive is synchronized before 
removing.

Files included in this folder are:
Readme.txt (this file)
files\ahci.sys
files\autoexec.bat
files\config.sys
files\SataDosBoot_MWP.pdf
files\shcdx86.com
freedos\kernel.sys
freedos\freedos_source.zip
freedos\command.com
autoexec.bat
choice.com
copydisk.exe
diskimag.img
hpusbf.exe
mkflpy.cmd
mkusb.cmd


Copyright (c) 2008-2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:1.0.0.0 Rev. A (1 Jun 2009)