Thanks everyone for you posts. The SATA configuration is set to IDE, I checked that a long time ago...
I bought an external floppy drive this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000D ... 00_details
I bought this floppy drive because this article said a Mitsumi drive would work. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916196
I loaded drivers on a floppy from the MSI website here: http://us.msi.com/product/mb/H61M-P21-- ... os=XP%2064
. (Intel Rapid Storage Technology Floppy Driver (F6) )
My problem is it won't load the drivers when I press f6. I've tried like five times. So I'm wondering if the floppy drive I'm using isn't supported in the installation disk. I'm a week over due for the computer so If anyone has any advice I would really really appreciate it.
I'm about to tell him It can't be done and bump him to windows 7. I'm hesitant to tell him this only because he went with my computer so he could get his XP. What is the best way to make windows 7 look and feel like xp? That was one of his major concerns. Thanks in advance.