Windows XP driver to force CF as fixed disk (XPfildrvr1224.zip)

By , 2012-03-16 10:39

Some CF cards identify themselves as removable disks as opposed to fixed disks.

This poses a problem when using a CF card as the primary install drive for Windows, which will not enable DMA or pagefile on “removable” disks.

The solution is to force the driver for a Hitachi MicroDrive on the CF card. (Not the IDE controller)

xpfildrvr1224_320.zip

(File source: http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://home.graffiti.net/jaclaz:graffiti.net/Projects/USBXP/xpfildrvr1224_320.zip)
(Ref: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/CompactFlash_boot_drive)

4 Responses to “Windows XP driver to force CF as fixed disk (XPfildrvr1224.zip)”

  1. Herb Lom says:
    Firefox 21.0 Firefox 21.0 Windows 7 x64 Edition Windows 7 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0

    For XP – still a valid solution.
    Thanks man!

  2. bloodfart says:
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    Still working in 2014, for XP with SP3 on a Transcend TS32GCF400 card with the Addonics adapter. Took a long time to find this solution, but it’s exactly what I needed. Thank you!

  3. bobcore says:
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    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2900.0 Iron Safari/537.36

    Thanks so much! 2017 – still helpful

  4. frenchaqp says:
    Google Chrome 61.0.3163.100 Google Chrome 61.0.3163.100 Windows 10 x64 Edition Windows 10 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/61.0.3163.100 Safari/537.36

    Thanks a lot!!! WXP SP3 in Schneider iPC using a CF SanDisk Extreme of 64GB without adaptors (changed the DIP SW#5 System DIP sws “B” on motherboard to make the CF as master) and works beautiful! Abrazos!

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