Yes, at the start of the installation you're asked to press F6 if you will want to install third party drivers such as SCSI drivers. The AHCI (SATA) drivers fall into the same category. The XP setup expects to find them on a floppy disk, and if you pressed F6 when the instruction appeared at the bottom of the screen, it will look on the FDD for drivers to copy when it gets to that stage in the install. If you're installing onto a system with no legacy FDD, the best solution is to create a CD with the SATA drivers slipstreamed. I had to do that when I downgrade licensed an XP install on my Vista laptop, I used nLite to integrate the Intel ICH8 drivers for my systemboard, as well as SP3. It wouldn't use a USB FDD for the drivers, although I understand that worked for some people on some systems.
Edited by Platypus, 09 August 2010 - 08:22 PM.