Try to reflash your BIOS to the latest version. What’s special about Text Mode Drivers? I looked through the file db on this site and didn’t find anything obviously useful. Extract all driver files from the installation package. The method for this introduced in Windows was by putting the driver files on a floppy disk , and pressing F6 during setup to tell Windows it needed to load them before trying to install anywhere. Then wait for completion and click “Next”:.

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Tim’s F6 driver guide

You need to know exactly what storage controller you have to be able to feed XP the right driver. Aug 22, 4. I believe windows uses a generic driver much like it does with IDE to install.

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Intel is not obligated under any other agreements unless they are in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Intel. Press F6 to install driver. My motherboard manufacturer does not have it on their site. There’s a special software for that purpose called nLite.

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Yup, i left the floppy in the drive after the f6 driver install, but i still got the prompt for another? It sounds like it is asking for a HD driver to me.

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Now the bleeping computer just stops sometime after the “starting windows” message. How many more of these “Easter Eggs” are waiting for me??? I have done well over 20 times.

I used to have a usb floppy drive but I think I threw it away last year. Use of the Software in conjunction with non-Intel component products is not licensed hereunder.

You may copy the Software onto your organization’s computers for your organization’s use, and you may make a reasonable number of back-up copies of the Software, subject to these conditions: There are d6 of other potential gotchas when using various storage controllers. But it doen’t work for disk drivers. Please submit your comments, questions, or suggestions here. The Steps 1 and 2 can be skipped if you use the F6 Floppy disk utility provided by Intel.


You may copy the Software onto a single computer for your personal, noncommercial use, and you may make one back-up copy of the Software, subject to these conditions: For that reason, Windows must load Text Mode Drivers from floppy.

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Pressing Enter earned me a shutdown. However it still seems to depend on what Motherboard you have. Intel may make changes to the Software, or to items referenced therein, at any time without notice, but is not obligated to support or update the Software.

The terms of the software license agreement included with any g6 you download will control your use of the software. Catonsville, Md Local time: I’m going to do a few pushups, a few crunches, and get back on this thing as soon as I spit out this shame and drink some coffee. This may not pertain to your computer, but it will provide some insight: