Original (plain) XP didn't know about SATA drives, support for that came w/ SP1a & beyond. I >think< that if slip-streaming XP & SP1 on to a CD and then using that CD to install, it may recognize the SATA drive BUT I'm not positive. Would like to know for sure as I may want to do this myself.
It claims i am missing a file, so i loaded my boot disk in so i could reload xp, but i can't change teh drive letter in dos from a:. I can type in any letter and it says drive invalid. My hard drive is a sata drive i dont think that makes a difference does it? any suggestions would be great.