Not at all, I don't have a floppy anyway and previously I had installed XP to this computer by disabling the SATA in the BIOS, however the BIOS was updated quite some time ago and now that option does not appear.
Do you have an option in the BIOS for AHCI mode for the drive? If so, use that one. Also, the point above about NOT hitting any key when the computer reboots after you have started the install process.
There is no AHCI mode either. I mentioned earlier that I had installed XP on this same system when I first built it a couple of years ago by disabling the SATA, obviously we can't change the flashed BIOS to its earlier state. Any more ideas besides installing a floppy?
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