So back in November I bought a Gateway GM5420 Desktop . It came with Vista, which I was more than willing to try. It remained a Vista machine, but was barely used until May. DH hated Vista and refused to adapt. I wasn't really all that pleased either. The only thing I really liked about the machine was the ATI Video card, but even then, we don't watch that much TV to keep it around just for that... So we decided to make the machine a dual boot for Vista and XP.
There was one big problem: XP doesn't support SATA drives by default. After searching the Gateway website, it became clear that I wasn't going to find SATA drivers for XP. There were barely any drivers for XP at all. So after some investigation, I found the motherboard information:
Love Valley and Stoughton Motherboard Intel(r) MQ96510J
After some searching around on Intel's site, I found the appropriate drivers. I downloaded the Matrix Storage drivers, which resulted in the following executable:
Now, I wanted to Slipstream my installation, so I had to extract the drivers from the executable:
iata82_enu.exe -a -p C:\drivers
At first I tried to Slipstream the image using the first tutorial, but things didn't work out for me as expected. I then found out about nLite, which is a nice tool that allows you to add drivers, updates and create a bootable ISO. There's information about it here and here.
So everything worked and XP was installed. I had another problem, the network drivers where not included. This was the easy part, however. The drivers for Intel Pro Network Connections Driver 11.2 are available online.
I still had Vista on the other side, however and needed to make it dual boot. This was no problem, there's a nice tutorial online that can be followed. I just used EasyBCD as mentioned in the article and comments and it worked.
** Note: When I did this, actually the only download available was a Floppy drive file. I then had to use Virtual Floppy Drive 2.1 to extract the drivers