Go to Add New Hardware in Control Panel, but tell it that YOU will search from a list for what you want to install. Then go through the list that appears and choose Networking Adapters....at the next window or so, you will see a location choice, so choose the Floppy Drive, insert the disk, and it should install...or you will get a window that says "have disk" for a button, so use that option and it should install that way when you choose the floppy drive as the source for the files.
I just formatted my Daughters HD on her computer and trying to install a Netgear networking card.
After installing and rebooting the Found New Hardware utility is not working. I have tried different slots and the computer is not recognizing that it is there.
With this particular card the drivers are on a floppy and the only option to install drivers are after the Found New Hardware wizard finds it after reboot.
This is the first hardware I have tried to install after the format of HD. I will try something else and see if it is found.
Windows XP Pro-SP2