Create AHCI ICH8M SATA driver in floppy disk-Page3

Please follow the Windows Installation prompt to eject the floppy disc before the system reboots.

When the system reboots for the first and subsequent times during Windows installation from a CD, you may see a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD." DO NOT PRESS a key at this point, as the OS installation will have already copied the needed installation files to your hard drive, and needs to be booted from your hard drive during this portion of the install routine.

10. During Windows setup, create a partition and file system on the hardware-based RAID 0 or RAID 1 volume or AHCI-enabled hard drive as you would any physical disk.

The size of the RAID 0 (striped) volume is the combined capacity of the two Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives if they are of the same capacity. If they differ in capacity, your RAID 0 volume will be twice the size of the smaller of the two SATA disk drives. If you have a RAID 1 (mirrored) array, the size of the RAID 1 volume is only the capacity of one of the two Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives if they are of the same capacity. If they differ in capacity, your RAID 1 volume will be the size of the smaller of the two SATA disk drives.


When clicking on the file link, It is preferable to save the file to your hard drive when prompted to open the file from it's current location or save it. You can then click the downloaded file and go through the installation routine as prompted by the file.

32-bit drivers:
(Most users will use these.)
File: f6flpy32.exe (351 KB)
64-bit drivers:
(Be sure you are running a 64-bit operating system version.*)
File: f6flpy64.exe (380 KB)

Computer Models Supported:

has ICH7R (RAID or AHCI)
has ICH8R (RAID or AHCI)
has ICH9R (RAID or AHCI)
has ICH9R (RAID or AHCI)
has ICH9R (RAID or AHCI)
has ICH9R (RAID or AHCI)

For earlier Intel®-based systems, please go

Operating Systems Supported: Windows XP Home

Windows XP Professional (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows Server 2003
Windows Media Center Edition
Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)

Intel® Chipset Support:

Chipset must be using one of the following Intel® Controller Hubs:

Desktop ICH9R
Mobile ICH8M-E/M
Desktop ICH8R
Server/Workstation ESB2
Mobile ICH7M/DH
Desktop ICH7R/DH
Mobile ICH6M

For earlier Intel®-based systems, please go

Hard Drive Requirements:

2 or more SATA drives installed for SATA RAID or
1 or more SATA drives connected to the onboard Intel® Controller Hub SATA ports for advanced capabilities non-RAID (AHCI) operation

Driver Version:

For additional information: Please visit the Intel® website

*To find out if you are running the 32-bit or 64-bit edition of the Windows Vista™ or Windows® XP operating system:

For Windows Vista

1. Click Start and then click Computer.
2. From the menu bar, click System properties to view basic information about your computer.
3. Under System, see System type for details.

For Windows XP

Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
In the System Properties dialog box, click the General tab.
Under Computer:, you will find system type details.
NOTE: If your computer is running the 64-bit edition, “64-bit Edition” will appear at the end of your operating system; otherwise, your computer is running the 32-bit edition.