I recently put together a new computer for my friend and he ordered all the parts off of newegg. No floppy and a SATA HD. Well it didn't hit me until I started putting it together for him. Neither of us own a floppy drive or have any floppy discs. So I'm running XP setup and it won't detect the HD and it won't load drivers off of a cd or dvd (why the hell it doesn't is retarted to begin with, Microsoft is stupid for making it floppy only). Anyway, his mobo has 4 ports for SATA, 2 next to the processor and two down towards the bottom.
Well I had it on the bottom 2 first and of course no detection. Then I got the bright idea to move it to one close to the processor, and voila! XP setup detects it and formats and installs.
Ok, wtf, why would install to it there, but not on the other two ports? Stupid XP setup.