f6drivers.img

Hiren's BootCD‘s menu.lst includes the following part:

title Mini Windows Xp\nRun Antivirus and other windows programs
# example password: test 
# password --md5 $1$gNe0$KZPOE8wNbTNSKOzrajuoB0
find --set-root /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
#map --mem /HBCD/XP/f6drivers.img (fd0)&&map --hook
chainloader /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN

The f6drivers.img line is marked out (the file does not actually exist),

You may download the x86 drivers from: #1 or #2, WinImage and just place the content in a new .IMA file, next- rename the extension from .IMA to .IMG.

Download a ready to use .IMG files:

– (NEW) Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) RAID Driver (v15.2.0.1020 10/20/2016)
– – x86
– – x64
– (OLD) AHCI: F6 Floppy Disk Utility for AHCI (v9.5.0.1037 10/14/2009)
– – x86
– – x64

What to choose?
Well- Hiren's BootCD‘s “XP” is really a WinPE, which is based on a x86 Windows-XP, tweaked to be loaded into the RAM,
so- you definitely need a x86 version.

Either choose the new one or the old one.

  • What drivers the “new one” includes?

    Intel Chipset SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) 6th Generation Core Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 200 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    
  • What drivers the “old one” includes?

    Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
    Intel AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ESB2 SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8R/DH/DO SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH9R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
    Intel RAID Controller
    Intel(R) ESB2 SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/5 Series/3400 Series SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E/5 Series SATA RAID Controller
    

How to use BOTH of the .IMG files?

  1. download both the new and the old .IMG files to your desktop.
  2. rename x86__f6drivers.img to f6drvnew.img,
    rename x86__f6drivers_old.img to f6drvold.img (proper “8.3” naming).
  3. move the files under HBCD\XP\ (same folder having XP.BIN and XP.wim)
  4. Use Notepad2 or Notepad++ (not Windows’-Notepad!) to edit the HBCD\menu.lst file,
    and..

    replace:

    title Mini Windows Xp\nRun Antivirus and other windows programs
    # example password: test 
    # password --md5 $1$gNe0$KZPOE8wNbTNSKOzrajuoB0
    find --set-root /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
    #map --mem /HBCD/XP/f6drivers.img (fd0)&&map --hook
    chainloader /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
    

    with:

    title Mini Windows Xp\nRun Antivirus and other windows programs (NO SATA)
    # example password: test 
    # password --md5 $1$gNe0$KZPOE8wNbTNSKOzrajuoB0
    find --set-root /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
    #map --mem /HBCD/XP/f6drivers.img (fd0)&&map --hook
    chainloader /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
    
    title Mini Windows Xp\nRun Antivirus and other windows programs (SATA Drivers - NEW)
    # example password: test 
    # password --md5 $1$gNe0$KZPOE8wNbTNSKOzrajuoB0
    find --set-root /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
    map --mem /HBCD/XP/f6drvnew.img (fd0)&&map --hook
    chainloader /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
    
    title Mini Windows Xp\nRun Antivirus and other windows programs (SATA Drivers - OLD)
    # example password: test 
    # password --md5 $1$gNe0$KZPOE8wNbTNSKOzrajuoB0
    find --set-root /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
    map --mem /HBCD/XP/f6drvold.img (fd0)&&map --hook
    chainloader /HBCD/XP/XP.BIN
    

    (Save the file.. done)

  5. You’re basically done, but your BootCD will only work for Intel-Chipsets
    So feel free to enhance it with drivers from other vendors(VIA, nVidia, etc…)

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