WIN7 and XP DUAL BOOT Plus use of 3.5 inch floppin in WIN7 problematic

Fairbanks5

New Member
:lol:I built a brand new AMD Regor 255, two separate SATA II drives 1TB each, partitioned in half. One is loaded with Win7 Professional, and everything works fine.
except the 3.5" floppy. I have Win7 loaded, but now I'm trying to load a second bootable XP Pro operating system to this build. The instructions I am following say that I need to load SATA drivers, so when I hit F6 when loading XP PRO, it asks for the drivers to be loaded on the 3.5 floppy. Unfortunately, mu brand new floppy is INOP on WIN7 for some reason. I have tried two brand new drives, neither works.
Any suggestions about how to get the drivers loaded I need for XP-SATA. I am not using any RAID configuration.

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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
My W7 x64 has no problem with the floppy drive, so the problem is not endemic to 7.
Have you got the BIOS set to ignore floppy boot ?
 
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