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Aug 15 2011

Windows XP USB Floppy problem

One day i needed to install Windows XP on a laptop with Intel SATA AHCI enabled. I failed integrating the drivers with nLite (it’s because i used a SP3 version, instead of XP SP2 – but this is another story).
It appears that Windows XP doesn’t “support” my USB Floppy during it’s install. Yes, it sees the SATA drivers from the diskette but it fails to read them in order to transfer the file on the drive, during SETUP.
Details about my USB Floppy drive :

Freecom USB Floppy Disk
NEC Corporation
PN : 1354-508086-113-0
UF00002 rev.A

Plugging the USB floppy drive in a working system we see this in device manager :

USB\VID_0409&PID_0040\5&1ab67ec&0&1

Resolution : we need to edit a file from Windows install CD.

Edit TXTSETUP.SIF

ADD after “USB\VID_0644&PID_0000” = usbstor

this :

USB\VID_0409&PID_0040 = “usbstor”

Burn the ISO with the modified file and you’re done.

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