Intel SATA AHCI Controller Driver
This package contains the Intel Serial ATA (SATA) Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) Controller Driver for the supported notebook models and operating systems. This package is used to create a diskette that is needed during a new operating system installation to ensure that the notebook hard drive is detected and usable for the installation.

June 13, 2007
Operating System - Enhancements and QFEs

HP 520 Notebook PC
HP 530 Notebook PC
HP Compaq 6510b Notebook PC
HP Compaq 6710b Notebook PC
HP Compaq 6710s Notebook PC
HP Compaq 6910p Notebook PC
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
- Provides a Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality
Labs (WHQL) Certified driver.

1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
A diskette containing the driver is created, and the driver files are
also made available at c:\swsetup\sp36131. If you choose to cancel
diskette creation, you will need to copy the driver files to the
chosen media.

To use the diskette during a new operating system installation, complete the
following steps (choose the procedure that matches the operating system you
are running).

For Microsoft Windows XP:

NOTE: A USB diskette (floppy) drive is required to use this driver. If an
external USB diskette drive is used, ensure that it is plugged into the system
before starting Step 1.

1. Insert the operating system CD, and Power On the notebook to boot
from the CD.

2. At the very beginning of the operating system installation, the following
prompt is displayed at the bottom of the screen:

"Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver...."

When the prompt is displayed, press F6.

3. Later in the operating system installation, you are notified that a mass
storage device could not be detected. When this notification occurs,
press S (S=Specify Additional Device).

4. When prompted, insert the diskette that was created from the SoftPaq file,
and then press Enter.

5. Select "Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)" and
press Enter.

NOTE: At this point, the following prompt MAY be displayed, depending on
the version of your operating system CD. If the prompt is displayed, press
Enter to use the default Windows driver and continue, if it is not
displayed, continue with Step 6. The prompt reads as follows:

Windows already has a driver that you can use for
"Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)".

Unless the device manufacturer prefers that you use the driver on the
floppy disk, you should use the driver in Windows.

S=use the driver on floppy ENTER=use the default Windows driver

6. Continue with the operating system installation, as prompted.

NOTE: If a problem is encountered when using the external USB floppy drive,
refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 916196: "A connected USB floppy
disk drive does not work when you press F6 to install mass storage drivers
during the Windows XP installation process."

For Microsoft Windows Vista:

NOTE: The driver installation media can be a diskette (floppy), CD, DVD, or
USB Flash drive. If you are not using the diskette created by the SoftPaq, after
running the SoftPaq .exe file, copy the files from c:\swsetup\sp36131 to the
driver installation media that you will be using.

1. Insert the operating system DVD, and Power On the notebook to boot
from the DVD.

2. During the Microsoft Windows Vista installation, you are prompted
as follows: "Where do you want to install Windows?" At this time,
have your driver installation media inserted. Click "Load Driver."

3. If the operating system does not scan and find the driver, click
"Browse," browse to the location of the driver on the driver
installation media, and then click "OK."

4. Select "Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller," and then click "Next."

5. Continue with the operating system installation, as prompted.

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