Trying to put together an order for parts for my next computer. I have been told XP does not come with SATA drivers so you need a floppy drive in order to load SATA drivers from a floppy during the installation process, so XP can use the SATA HD. So I need a floppy drive apparently.
However, that makes me wonder if you can even boot up XP from the CD-ROM drive if that drive is itself a SATA drive.
Do you need an IDE optical drive in order to boot up the XP install disc?