Got a new motherboard. ASUS M3N78-VM. Saved the RAM, CPU, DVD-ROM drive and HDD from an OEM. I have contacted my motherboard manufacturer, but thought I'd try here too. Maybe they would be unreliable. The HDD is not recognized in the BIOS and I cannot install Windows XP Home Edition. To install the chipsets and stuff I need a floppy drive. I do not have a floppy drive. I thought I was suppose to upgrade those once XP is installed. XP installs drivers and stuff on it's own, I thought they were suppose to work. I do not have a floppy drive. The install is asking for it. Can I get the install to let me use a usb flash drive or something to install the drivers or chipsets for my motherboard? The motherboard manual says with XP I need to use a floppy drive. Do I need to buy and install a floppy drive? Would a flash-card reader/floppy drive be recognized? I already have a flash-card reader. If I were to install a floppy drive: Do I need to do anything special? Would it be plug and play for procedures like installing chipsets or drivers to install windows and then updating the Floppy A: drivers once the OS is up and going? I doubt the SATA connections are dirty. It is fairly new. (less than one month). Can I just re-format the drive in an external enclosure from a laptop and the BIOS will recognize the drive? Have I wasted my money trying to install XP on a too new motherboard? I hope not. Should I pay techs to install all this stuff and just leave it alone? Ugg. Thank you.