I believe Vista will allow you to load mass storage drivers from USB flash drives or other CDs during setup.
For XP, you can slipstream the drivers into a custom XP installation CD with NLite.
November 25, 2008 11:30:26 AM
you can also slipstream with vista using 'vlite'. it's similair to nlite but then for vista. there are also usb floppy drives on the market that are recognised as a normal floppy drive but you will have to google for it