Re: loading windows?
This is really just a common sense thing... You start out without any OS on your harddrive, so there's no reason it should be first(though it won't really matter, sometimes it will cause your system to lock up or odd things if it finds partial stuff on the drive...) So start with what you're going to be useing, the CD. Then once windows in on it, you could leave that as your primary, or swap back to the HD0 as your first. Obviously, you have to wait on the CDs to spin up and check what's on there if you happen to hvae a disk in there, so I leave it on HD0 to speed things up.
As for a floppy disk, no reason to have that enabled at all unless you plan to use a floppy disk to boot.
Oh, and most motherboards give you a nice boot menu if you press F5(I think) during post. You could just leave it on HD0, and just when you need another device, go though this...
Desktop: Athlon 64 3700, 1024M RAM, GF 6200 TC 256M, 2x 80G, 2x DVD-RW
Laptop: Sempron 2800, 512M RAM, Unichrome, 60G, DVD-RW
Macintosh:G4 1.33GHz, 512M RAM, Radeon 9200 32M, 40G, DVD/CDRW
They get me from 0 to 1...