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Brooks
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Posted:6/17/2009 2:33:00 AM # 1
I want to load XP on this laptop I just bought, the k40ij. Everytime I boot from disk, it begins to load, but it always ends in a blue screen before actually transferring the files. Any help would be appreciated. I have heard that I would have to turn the SATA off and load the wondows drivers through an external USB floppy, will this work? I do not want to try and screw my new computer up...

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Willy
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Posted:6/17/2009 2:56:00 PM # 2

For your K40IJ notebook computer with Intel chipset, you have 2 options for the XP installation.

 

The first one is to get into the BIOS.  Select Advanced >> IDE Configuration >> SATA Operation Mode >> Compatible/Enhanced (default is Enhanced).  Change to Compatible.  Save and exit BIOS.  You can start the XP installation now.  The demerit of this option is the performance of the hard disk will be less efficient, as it is of the SATA system.

 

The other option is very good, but more complicated.  It is to use the program nLite to integrate the SATA driver, Service Pack 3 components, and Internet Explorer 7 into the XP installation CD, and make a new XP sp3 CD.  This can also meet the requirement that it is necessary to use XP sp2 CD or newer version for the XP installation on ASUS notebook computer.

 

Here is the way to do it.

 

Get the Service Pack 3 components, WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe from here, and put the file under C:\

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&DisplayLang=en

 

Download the Internet Explorer 7, IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe from here, and put it under C:\

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ae91ebe-3385-447c-8a30-081805b2f90b&DisplayLang=en

 

And download the SATA driver 32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility for Intel® Matrix Storage Manager, f6flpy3286.zip from the following site. Unzip it in a new folder and name it SATA driver.  Put this folder under C:\

 

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17061/eng/f6flpy3286.zip&agr=&ProductID=2991&DwnldId=17061&strOSs=&OSFullName=&lang=eng

 

Download and install the program nLite.

 

http://www.nliteos.com/download.html

 

Put your original XP CD into the DVD drive. Run the program nLite and click Next.  In the page of “Locating the Windows installation”, click Browse >> My Computer >> DVD drive, a window pops up.

 

“Select where to save the CD installation files for modification”.

 Choose or create an empty folder.

 

Click OK, a window pops up. Click C: >> Make a new folder >> type New XPCD >> OK

 

The nLite starts to copy all the files of the original XP CD into the folder C:\New XPCD.

 

Click Next. In the page of “Presets”, click Next. In the page of Task Selection, select Integrate [Service Pack], [Hot fixes, Add-ons, and Update Packs], [Drivers], and [Create Bootable ISO], click Next.

 

In the page of [Service Pack], click Select >> WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe >> Open. The nLite starts to integrate the service pack 3 components into the folder of New XPCD. Click Next.

 

In the page of [Hot fixes, Add-ons, and Update Packs], click Insert >> C: >> IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe >> Next.

 

In the page of [Drivers], click Insert >> Single Driver, a window pops up, select C:\SATA driver, 2 selections show up, select iaAHCI, click Open, then pops up another window, in which there are more than 10 selections, select Intel® ICH8M-E/M and ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller, click OK >> Next, a window pops up with a question “Do you want to start the process?”, click Yes. Take out the original XP CD and put a blank CD into the DVD drive.

 

Click Next. In the page of Bootable ISO, select Direct Burn for Mode, type New XPCD for Label, select minimum 4 x (705KB/s) for Burn Speed, then click Burn.  The nLite starts burning the New XPCD.  After completion, you have a new XP installation CD now.  You can use it to install XP smoothly.

 

All the XP drivers and utilities are available in the following K40IJ support site.

 

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=K40ij

 

Refer to Drivers installation order for a smoother XP installation.

 

Good luck!!

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Brooks
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Posted:6/18/2009 11:55:00 PM # 3
It does sound a bit complex, but definately doable, I apprecaite your input. With the original method, the hard drive will be slower or will it actually be less efficient? Would that equate to shorter battery life? Slower read/write speeds?

I am actually trying this now, but I do not have permission  to save to the C:/ drive, Is there a way to save this as administrator? I am too new to Vista...

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Posted:6/19/2009 12:40:00 PM # 4

With the first method (Compatible Mode), the read/write speeds of hard disk will be slower.

 

Go to the Control Panel >> User Accounts.  Set yourself as Administrator.  Restart your computer and login as Administrator.  You will be able to save data to C:\ drive.

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Posted:6/19/2009 9:35:00 PM # 5
I ended up taking the more complex route, I figured out that I had to make a new folder in the C:/ drive before I could place those downloads in there, I just called it NEW XPCD as you recommended. It took a while to perform all of those steps, but once the disk was completed, acutally had to put it on a DVD, 936 MB, it worked without a hitch. Now I am having fun loading all of the drivers off the website onto the computer. It is soo much faster than it was with Vista. The only thing I am noticing now is the download speed when using wireless, it says it is at 54 MBps, which is not N draft. Is the N draft only available with Vista, or do I simply need to update that driver?? MY router sends out 108, so I know it is the computer.

BTW, thank you so much Willy!!

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Posted:6/20/2009 12:40:00 PM # 6

You are welcome.  I am glad to be helpful.

 

Set your wireless router to wireless N only and your computer will run the wireless N speed.

 

Enjoy!!

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Brooks
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Posted:6/28/2009 12:36:00 AM # 7
My router is not N draft, it puts out 108 on the G signal, it is a D-link DGL 4300 gaming router. I looked at the wireless properties on the laptop and it is set to get Long and Short waves, but it is still only receiving 54 mbps. I have enabled the N, but without the router sending out that signal, I doubt it will work. Is there any way to get the laptop to accept the faster G?

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miles archer
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Posted:6/30/2009 5:59:00 AM # 8

Thanks for the detailed description of this process.  I'm going to do the same thing with my new laptop.

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Author: Willy Posted: 6/17/2009 2:56:00 PM


 

Download the Internet Explorer 7, IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe from here, and put it under C:\

 

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is this necessary if I don't want to use Internet Explorer on my new installation?

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Posted:6/30/2009 11:37:00 AM # 9

Skip this step if you don’t want to use Internet Explorer.

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miles archer
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Posted:7/1/2009 7:04:00 AM # 10
this is frustrating:

I've got a new windows installation CD, how do I boot off it?

How do I access the bios features on this computer????  Normally I'd expect a "press delete to enter bios" or something along those lines, so I can set the boot order to CD player first, but all I get is an ASUS logo followed directly by Vista login...

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