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
PN : 1354-508086-113-0
Plugging the USB floppy drive in a working system we see this in device manager :
Resolution : we need to edit a file from Windows install CD.
ADD after “USB\VID_0644&PID_0000” = usbstor
USB\VID_0409&PID_0040 = “usbstor”
Burn the ISO with the modified file and you’re done.