I recently purchased an HP notebook running Vista Home premium. I am trying to install XP on this notebook to create a dual boot option. During setup I get the following error message: "Setup did not find any hard disk driver installed in your computer." In researching the issue, it seems the problem is related to XP not having the needed drivers to work with my hard drive. I've attempted using nlite software to create a custom install disc, but unsuccessful to this point. The BIOS on my notebook is very "skimpy" - no option to disable native SATA controllers or anything like that. I really need to get this installed on my notebook if I can. The following link gives directions on using a floppy drive to add the needed drivers during installation. Would that work if I purchased a floppy drive and connected it to one of my USB ports? I'm just looking for the easiest way to get this done. The nlite software seemed fairly intuitive until I got to the part where it asks you to add the needed drivers, then it was a little confusing.
oops! Forgot to include the link that discusses how to use a floppy drive to get the XP installation done. Here it is: