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SATA Drivers for Intel ICH9 and ICH10

Created: 09 Jun 2009 • Updated: 09 Jun 2009 | 6 comments
Randall Newnham's picture
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The Ghost Solution Suite often requires the Windows Vista storage controller drivers for the Intel ICH9 and ICH10 SATA controllers for use in the Windows PE boot environemnt. The downloads from the Intel site, in addition to being difficult to locate, have incorrect instructions for extracting them without installing them in the ReadMe file. I have extracted these and created simple *.ZIP files of these drivers. They may be added to the Ghost Boot Wizard according to these directions:

How to add drivers to DeployAnywhere or WinPE.
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/on-technology...

Affected machines include, at least, most Dell computers starting with Dell Optiplex 755 and later, in addition to those from other OEMs.

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Brandon's picture

Thanks Randall!

It is nice that their readme.txt files don't match what you actually need to do. I had to tinker with getting them extracted a bit for myself. Here are the command lines in this article in case anyone was wondering how to do it. https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/adding-intel-matrix-drivers-your-xp-image-ahci-sata-support  Note the link there is for XP, so don't use that link if you need the Vista drivers.

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Randall Newnham's picture

Brandon,

Those are definitely the instructions that I had to use, albeit the linked downloads are Vista drivers (as required by the Windows PE boot environment). Intel lists in the readme the following lines:

c:\iata_cd.exe -a -a -pc:\<path>
c:\iata_enu.exe -a -a -pc:\<path>
c:\setup.exe -a -pc:\<path>

They do not have a space between the -p switch and the C:\<path> location.

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Rich Chafe's picture

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/lat...

Just a heads-up that latest Intel® Matrix Storage Manager v8.9.0.1012 driver causes ghost to hang...

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Paul C's picture

If you have created a custom PreOS for the new drivers in the Boot Wizard, make sure to select the custom PreOS for that machine.
Go to machine properties in the ghost client console, client tab and select the custom PreOS under Virtual Partition PreOS.

Also note that clicking on items in the task log will give additional details even though it looks like a flat text file.

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MaxRiverstone's picture

Intel's instructions were a real pain in the ass. Your ZIP files helped a lot. Thank you.
Max, Adesso CyberPad A4

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Randall Newnham's picture

 Thank you very much!  I'll try to make sure these stay current.

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