I already wrote a post on how to find the correct driver, for a Intel 6 Series storage controller, which is sometimes named different in XP and 7.  https://blog.ctglobalservices.com/mip/cant-find-the-intelr-6-series-storage-driver/. In that particular case I picked up the correct driver name by installing Windows 7 on the PC, and looking trough device manager.. 

Today I was with a customer, where installing Windows7 was not an option, and they had two HP machines ( Elite 8200 and 6560b) booth failing upon entering the XP minisetup. Laying down the image using SCCM, was no problem, meaning WinPE was fine driver wise. Clearly the problem was missing XP storage driver, which can of cause easily be added to the setup using the Add driver package Step, once you know the exact driver to use.

One easy way to find the exact driver info, is to use WMIC, and the expected driver file:

Make sure F8 support is enabled on your Boot image, and then once you have booted the machine in question, open a command prompt, and type:


WMIC IDEController GET DeviceID



The interesting part here is PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B2F as it will also be located in the Storage controller driver .INF (the reset are just generic Microsoft Device ID’s). The next thing to do is open the newest Storage controller drive and look for the DeviceID. In almost all cases this will be an Intel controller so a good place to start is iaAHCI.inf. Once you have opened the INF, search for PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B2F until you reach the place where you can se the name of the driver associated with the DeviceID.


As you can se from picture, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B2F is actually Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller.

All there is left to do now is make sure that the particular computer model will use that exact storage drive in the apply driver package step.